Why I’m running
My campaign to represent North Shore in parliament is driven by a commitment to a fairer New Zealand society. I am committed to social justice, cultural diversity and inclusion. I believe in the dignity of man, and that governments exist to uphold that human dignity. I believe individuals and families are at the core of society. I advocate for migrant settlement; disability welfare and those of children and the elderly; regeneration of the environment; and business and entrepreneurship.
North Shore-based family man, business person, community organiser and environment champion, I hold a Masters in Forestry and MBA. For decades, my wife and I operated our own businesses. I am a trustee with Foundation North and work with ecumenical and interfaith groups. I was: an international magazine editor, including NZ Infrastructure and NZ Engineering News; a business reporter with Fairfax Media; a senior operations manager of a NASDAQ-listed company; an ASEAN training expert, and a university instructor.