Kia orana kotou katoatoa
Working with Grant Thornton New Zealand is a very exciting adventure for me. Leading the Organisational Change Practice presents lots of opportunities to influence meaningful change, whether that is in the public or private sectors. My role is to enable organisations to navigate the people-side of change, through visible leadership and the technical side of change through process, structure and change delivery.
I am NZ-Born of Kūki Āirani, Tahitian and Samoan decent. My pacific upbringing and lived experience have kept me humble, enabled me to embrace my purpose, and connected me to my “Why”. I discovered in my adult life that I am a dyslexic thinker, giving me greater understanding of how I think and why I view the world through a different lens to my colleagues and kaimahi, understanding the bigger picture of any mahi that I’m presented with delivering. While I pride myself on being a visionary and innovator, it is always my kaimahi that I credit for the mahi that is delivered. They are the people who turn my vision and innovative ideas into a reality.
Prior to joining Grant Thornton, I spent over 15 years working in the public sector, predominantly in change, programme and project management. The sectors I’ve worked in include Land, Justice, Education, Defence and most recently the Social sector.
I have had the honour of holding many leadership positions throughout my career. As a woman of Pacific decent, challenges have always existed for me. However, no matter how big or small they have been, I have always overcome them and continued to learn and develop as a professional career woman while remaining connected to my culture.