I was born in Durban, South Africa and relocated to Dunedin, New Zealand in 2003. I am a registered pharmacist in South Africa where I trained and also completed my masters’ degree.
I was raised on a farm near Darfield before moving to Dunedin to study pharmacy.
My first 20 years of my pharmacy career were spent in hospital pharmacy where I gained wide experience across all fields of medicine.
I trained as a pharmacist 30 years ago and spent some years working in hospital pharmacy, eventually managing Sunnyside Hospital Pharmacy.
I moved to New Zealand from Wales in 2007. I worked in the NHS in Wales for 16 years in HR. In New Zealand I have worked in primary health, including liaising with pharmacy colleagues.