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Bringing together a selection of varied experiences and expertise, I offer a range of services that may be applied to any industry or sector.

I have the intellect and experience gained from working in both the corporate and consulting sectors, with a strong focus on collaboration, stakeholder management, and effective communication skills. My passions are people and the environment – environmental advocacy, sport, nutrition and the built environment are the delivery mechanisms.

Delivering a diverse set of skills and interests with a focus on people and sustainability.


I have over twenty-three years of full-time working experience across multiple and very diverse career paths. Following a career in a very demanding corporate world, whilst accommodating a passion for competing in endurance sporting events, establishing a sports coaching business and founding a charitable trust, I know first-hand the delicate management required to maintain a healthy and sustainable balance.


My work experience spans three countries; South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. I am an early adopter and never afraid to try new innovative concepts, striving to establish long-term objectives in a structured and efficient manner.


A highlight of my career achievements to date are:

  • Establishing a retail property team to successfully deliver a complete rebrand and store redesign across a nationwide portfolio.

  • Delivering New Zealand’s first environmentally sustainable purpose-built retail premises.

  • Publishing an industry-recognised set of delivery protocols for the New Zealand property and construction market.

  • Selection to a High Potential Leadership Programme for a major Australasian financial institution.

  • Establishing New Zealand's first endurance sports group centred on environmental and climate action.

  • Founding two not-for-profit organisations for the betterment of society.


As an athlete, I have been a New Zealand age-group representative in aquathlon, triathlon, cross triathlon and XTERRA over several years. I first achieved national representation for South Africa in 2003. I have also been appointed as Team Manager and Team Captain to various New Zealand triathlon teams. My focus now is centred on trail ultramarathon running having achieved a pinnacle of running at the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc, and swimrun events.


Whilst coaching initially was a hobby to help friends, Kaitiaki Endurance Sports (formerly Fitness Locker) was established in 2011 as a platform for me to fulfil my passion for helping people succeed through triathlon and other endurance sports. I have had unique opportunities to shadow world-renowned individual and team coaches, work with a vast range of ability and experienced athletes, and deliver training camps, workshops and clinics throughout New Zealand and parts of Australia. I have a wealth of experience and knowledge to share with my athletes.

Launching The Lentil Intervention combines many of my passions and allows me to fulfil my philanthropic ambitions of making a difference in our community and the world. This charitable trust includes a podcast and several community outreach programmes.

Veganism to me is an ethical and responsible way of living. We need to respect the environment that provides so much for us, we do not need to kill for food, function or pleasure, and we can certainly do more for our general wellness. Using my journey and successes, I am also an avid advocate for a whole food plant-based lifestyle, not only as a means for athletes to improve their performance and recovery but for health reasons in general as well as reducing our impact on the planet.

I am well-travelled, educated across various cultures and multi-lingual thereby providing a well-balanced and softer approach to delivering solutions. I bring together experiences and skillsets from two diverse industries, creating new synergies that provide a unique approach to many situations.



Education & Accreditations:

  • BSc Construction Management (Honours) - 1999


  • Certified Carbon Literate - 2023

  • Te Ao Māori for Professionals: Kete 1 - 2022

  • Leading Beyond Sustainability Micro-Credential - 2022

  • Sport for Sustainable Development Micro-Credential - 2021

  • Triathlon New Zealand Level 3 Accredited Coach - 2017

  • Triathlon New Zealand Level 2 Accredited Coach - 2013

  • Triathlon New Zealand Level 1 Accredited Coach - 2011

  • XTERRA Certified Coach - 2021

  • Cycling New Zealand MTB Accredited Coach - 2012

  • Triathlon New Zealand Certified Open Water Swim Coach - 2012

  • No Exceptions Training Certified Coach (Halberg Disability Sport Foundation) - 2012

  • Vegan Nutritionist Diploma - 2019

  • Sports Nutrition Business Diploma - 2019

  • Introduction to Aromatherapy - 2016

  • Stryd Certified Coach - 2023

  • CORE Certified Coach - 2023

  • Foundations in Heart Rate Variability - 2019

  • Certified Functional Movement Systems Professional, Level 1 - 2016

  • TRX Suspension Certified Trainer - 2014

  • Trigger Point Performance Therapy Certified Trainer - 2013

  • St John First Aid Level 1 - 2023

Current Positions:

  • Member of the Triathlon New Zealand Age Group Selection Commission

  • Mentor to the Young Sustainability Leaders Programme (The Sustainable Future Collective, The University of Auckland)

  • President of Maccabi New Zealand


Languages Spoken:

  • English (native/bilingual proficiency)

  • French (bilingual proficiency, speaking only)

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