Kirsty is proud of her South and Central Taranaki upbringing and is committed to ensuring a balanced Taranaki voice is heard. Her areas of expertise are in community partnership, regional and national strategy development and workforce planning. Currently as a Senior Advisor at the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, Kirsty takes pride in ensuring that national policy settings take into account regional needs and solutions.
Since the completion of her studies in the USA and subsequent time abroad, Kirsty now enjoys supporting her hometown of Stratford through membership on the Stratford Community Sports Society and supporting taiohi as a former Mentor at Scotlands Hostel (NPGHS).
As a Board Observer Kirsty looks forward to sharing in the passion of the Foundation as it makes a difference in our community through thoughtful, effective philanthropy.