Some things you should know about me.
Alongside my consulting and advisory work with businesses in Taranaki, I am also the current Board Chair at Advantage Business.
Our vision is to continue to grow our number of Professional Advisors in New Zealand, working cooperatively together, sharing resources, experiences, and expertise.
It is my role as Chair, with the Board to drive this vision forward and I welcome interest from within my wider networks.
I am a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors (NZ) and I have held positions on a variety of different Boards and Advisory Boards, with companies in Engineering, Seafood Processing, Airfreight and Logistics, Heavy Vehicle Parts and Services and Horticulture.
After taking an Agricultural Science Degree, I worked as an Agronomist until I had the opportunity to buy into my own business, and spent a decade growing our group of businesses in the Fresh-cut Flower trade.
I took on my first non-executive board position at Hallmark Flowers in the UK, a Directorship I held for several years, during which time I squeezed in my MBA.
I've been Programme Director on very diverse projects, including a large agriculture development project, and an IT system build for supply chain optimisation.
I am a private pilot with 1500hrs logged, scuba divemaster and outdoor enthusiast, and am still working through the blessing of three teen-aged kids!
Established in 2011, 2C Sustainability provides independent advice on a range of Environmental and Sustainability issues for Business.
Chania is my partner in life and sometimes in Business!
Chania has worked on sustainability issues for many years, having worked on sustainability projects under some tough conditions, such as delivering clean water under UN sponsored programmes in Luuq, Somalia.
She has a strong understanding of the New Zealand Resource Management Act, its application under the Local Government Act NZ, and the practical implications of the founding principles of sustainability.
She was the primary author of the Zimbabwe Horticultural Code of Practice, which was commissioned by the national horticultural producers association.
This code provided the most comprehensive practical manual forsustainable business practices in the third largest supplying industry of Fresh Horticultural produce to the European Union at the time.
In addition to this, she provides local client support and administration services too. For which I am very grateful!