I was born in Sydney and grew up in the Eastern suburbs going to Ascham School and studying Commerce at UNSW. After completing my degree I began my investment banking career with BZW in 1985 as a research analyst.
I moved to London in 1990 and embarked on a ten year career in instititutional equity sales covering both the Australian and South East Asian markets and latterly Global Emerging Markets, becoming a director of ING Barings,Societe Generale and UBS Warburg.
I relocated to Sydney in 2003 with my son,Nicholas. My primary role on my return was as sole carer to Nicholas. However, in August 2006 I went to a presentation by Dr Tim Flannery on his book 'The Weather Makers' which inspired me to start a community based non-profit organisation With the help and encouragement of like-minded residents in the area and experts and I formed the Women for Change Alliance (WFCA).
I have been urged by many local residents to stand for election in Wentworth who feel as passionately as I do, that the major political parties are not listening to the needs and aspirations of the electorate on environmental matters. Irrespective of one's background the environment should matter to everyone.The recent furore over the pulp mill in Tasmania has only served to strengthen my conviction that self-interest is tainting any significant progress on environmental affairs.
Only a strong collective voice will change the way our politicians think about climate change and the environmental legacy we should leave for future generations and therefore make them more accountable for their actions to the people they serve.It is for these reasons that I am standing in the forthcoming election as an independent candidate.
"A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
Margaret Mead, distinguished anthropologist, an intellectual and a scientist. 1901-1978
"There are two kinds of people in life: people who see the world as it is and wonder why. People who imagine the world as it should be and wonder: why not?"
George Bernard Shaw
"Better to die on one's feet than to live on one's knees."
Emiliano Zapata Revolutionary