Pat’s background in finance and lending, investment and health has given her a blend of financial skills and practical, organisational expertise. Her prior work life included Forsyth Barr, Marac Finance, Cadbury Confectionery, the health sector and local government. As someone who has been in the conference and events business for over 26 years, Pat combines financial management, strategic experience, and local knowledge and practical solutions, along with organisational expertise. Pat holds a BAppMgt with majors in Strategic Management and Event Management. She completed her NZ Institute of Directors training course while a director of Credit Union South.Pat has volunteered with organizations from Budget Advisory to Plunket Ethics committee and has worked with the YWCA Angel fund over many years. Building a strong, resilient community is her passion.