Work Journey

2001 – Present
Rivendell Associates Ltd, Wellington

Focussing on using my wide experience to listen carefully to underlying needs, provide insights, facilitate negotiations amongst stakeholders and encourage profound change mainly through long-term business relationships. Exploring and discovering a more profound way of constructing a working life.

Business mentoring & Coaching

Learning Facilitation

External Advisor

Health Sector Facilitation

Audit Committees


Management Reporting

Change Management

Community Involvement


1995 – 2001
Deloitte New Zealand Limited, Wellington,
Partner, Management Solutions

Leading and managing a business unit in a Big 4 firm. Engagement at local, national and international levels.

Deloitte HR

Deloitte National People Partner

Strategic Management

Change Management

Community Involvement


1988 – 1995
Deloitte New Zealand Limited, Wellington,
Principal, Management Consulting

Building on experience to date largely based on financially related competencies and morphing into a management consultant with a strength in project management and an affinity with Public Benefit Entities and in the context of ambitious Public Sector Financial Management Reform.

Financial Management

Project Management

Learning Facilitation

Business Management

Community Involvement

1983 – 1988
Deloitte Zimbabwe, Mutare
Partner, Audit & Business Advisory Services

Responding to the challenge of being a newly promoted young partner in charge of the Deloitte office in the Eastern Highlands, bordering Mozambique. Leading a team of 15 staff and learning, fast, about leadership, client service and business management.


Audits of the local Territorial Land Authority (Mutare City Council), a local subsidiary of a multinational involved in large-scale agriculture, local tourist hotels and casino

Business Advisory

Community Involvement


1982 – 1983
Deloitte Zimbabwe, Harare
Manager, Audit


Moving to Zimbabwe and being part of the post-independence transition. Manager of teams auditing mainly para-statal and national entities including Agricultural Finance Corporation, Commercial Farmers Union, Cold Storage Commission & Zimbabwe Tobacco Association


1978 – 1981
Deloitte Malawi - Blantyre
Manager, Audit


Adapting quickly to the reality and practice of audit in the Third World. Audits of tea estates, Malawi Development Corporation, Reserve Bank of Malawi and local manufacturing companies.

Community Involvement


1973 – 1978
Deloitte United Kingdom – London

Starting my professional life fresh out of University and newly married. Took full advantage of theoretical and practical training opportunities. Obtained a comprehensive introduction to business gaining a wide range of experience on the audit teams of American owned UK subsidiaries with tight reporting deadlines, international banks and the London branch of New Zealand owned meat exporter, Borthwicks. Overseas assignment to Ministry of Defence, Sultanate of Oman.