Curriculum Vitae


Current
Massey University College of Creative Arts, Wellington.

2009–2011
Public Diplomacy Adviser, Public Diplomacy and Outreach Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand.

2008
New Zealand Trade Commissioner, Fiji (New Zealand Trade and Enterprise)

2004–2007
Policy Manager, Ministry for Culture and Heritage

2001–2004
Posted to India, at the New Zealand High Commission

1999–2000
Consultant, RBZ Group.

1996–1998
Volunteer Service Abroad field representative and volunteer

1994–1996
Manager, business consultancy division, Arthur Andersen

1993–1994
Executive assistant to the Mayor of Wellington, Hon Fran Wilde QSO

1992
Executive director, Museum Directors' Federation of New Zealand

1988–1991
Chief executive officer, UK/NZ 1990 Committee, London

1986–1987
Assistant lecturer in political studies, University of Auckland.

Education
PGDip in Fine Arts, Massey University (2011)
PhD, University of Auckland (2007)
MA (1st Hons) in Political Studies, University of Auckland (1985)
BA in Political Studies, Victoria University of Wellington (1980)

Awards
New Zealand Commemoration Medal (1990)
Freeman of the City of London (November 1991)
Australia–New Zealand Foundation Travelling Scholarship (1992)

Governance
President of VSA
Chair of the Board of the Port Vila Golf and Country Club (1997–1998)
Trustee of the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, on behalf of Mayor Wilde (1994)