Chairman / Treasurer
I have lived in Ōpōtiki all my life, only leaving for a short few years to study in Hamilton.
Ōpōtiki is a beautiful place with an extraordinary community spirit. The Rangimarie Trust is a prime example of this spirit. I came into the organisation late 2014 when they were looking for a new treasurer.
As a qualified accountant, I was happy to offer my services to this small charitable organisation with a big heart that provides such an amazing service for this community and since my election at the 2017 AGM I am pleased to now be able to serve the Trust in the role of Chairman.
I have spent most of my working life teaching people with a range of disabilities- physical, cognitive and social.
For all of my students, their physical and social living environment has played an important role in their ability to live well and happily.
When I heard about the Rangimarie Trust in Ōpōtiki, I was keen to become involved, and have been the secretary since 2010.
I have a background in building as a Registered Certified Builder and a Licenced Building Practitioner.
Being semi retired now and once again a resident in Ōpōtiki I have time to devote to community life.
I am pleased to be a trustee of Rangimarie Trust and contribute some of my skills to this very worthwhile and important charitable organisation.
I have returned to live in Ōpōtiki after living away for some time.
I work as a health/welfare worker and feel privileged to have been invited to become a part of the Rangimarie Trust Board in 2020. I align with the Trust’s mission and admire the commitment Rangimarie Trust offers to provide comfortable, affordable, and accessible accommodation services for the local people.
I look forward to being part of the team and offering my professional expertise in support of future developments.
Although born and bred in Ōpōtiki , I’ve spent most of my life travelling internationally for work.
Home more often now though, it was perfect timing when the Rangimarie Trust asked if I’d be interested in becoming a trustee – an opportunity to put something back into our very special community, in this Bay of Plenty.