What is your background
I was born in Southland and grew up on a farm. I went to Otago University where I completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a Management major.
I was a store manager for an electronics chain in Christchurch for 16 years when I was made redundant. An operations manager role came up with Rangiora Hire which looked like a good opportunity and a step forward in my career. I’ve been here 11 months now.What was it like when you first started at Rangiora Hire?
I found it a totally different mindset from what I was used to. I had been involved in electronics and technical stuff and this was a more mechanical operation. It’s a family business so a wide set of skills and the ability to wear multiple hats is essential here.