Girls' Brigade New Zealand is led by our National Board
National Commissioner (Elected 2017)T
Tena koutou katoa, greetings to you all. I have been a member of Girls’ Brigade since 1990. Since this time I have achieved my Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and Queen’s Award. I have held various positions including Area Commissioner and Programmes Team Convenor, and have been involved in GB in Hawkes Bay, West Auckland, and presently in the Waiariki / Bay of Plenty area.
Professionally, I am a registered Architect for Babbage Consultants, based in Taupo. Outside of work and GBNZ, my interests are running, weight lifting, road trips, classic minis and drag racing.
I came to faith in Christ at age 16, during an international GB trip in Singapore. I have a hope that more girls will come to experience God through real relationships with our leaders, that they will feel valued, loved, equal, and have a hope for their futures.
Kia ora! I'm a Dad and a husband of IFG leaders in Te Atatu and have had a lifelong passion for seeing young people coming into a relationship with God. I have had the opportunity to speak at some GB companies around NZ and my travels around the world have allowed me to minister to youth in over a dozen countries from Fiji to the Philippines to France. I look forward to hearing from and meeting lots of you as we Seek, Serve and Follow Christ together.
National Chaplain (elected 2017)
Hi! I am the Team Leader of the Satellite Company NZ, and have been involved in Girls Brigade for 38 years as a girl and leader.
In my spare time I enjoy, travelling and spending time with my whanau & friends.
I am really looking forward to us working together to promote Girls' Brigade more in our communities, and have more communication and interaction within our Companies and Units.
Board member (elected 2017)
I have been a member of Girls’ Brigade for almost 20 years at all levels of the organisation; I came through the ranks as a girl at 7th Hamilton Girls’ Brigade, starting as a Senior. I was commissioned as a Leader in 2007 and am still part of the amazing leadership team of 7th Hamilton. I am actively involved in Waikato Area, currently as Area Commissioner, but have held various positions over the years, including Youth Rep, TC, QAAC and Secretary. This is my second time on the Board; first having been the National Youth Rep Elect, and now as a Board Member. I have also completed my Queen’s Award and was the recipient of the GB Endurance Award when I was a girl.
Professionally, I am an Executive Assistant and Team Leader for Facilities and Business at Waikato District Health Board, with qualifications and previous experience in IT, Teaching and Management.
Outside of work and GB, my husband Daniel and I enjoy travelling and renovating our house.
Girls’ Brigade is a special part of my faith and I actively contribute to GB in every way I can to ensure it remains strong and can become a special part of tomorrow’s children’s lives.