We are always encouraged to talk about our work and careers to identify who we are, but in reality it is our family, our upbringing and our values that form the basis of our identity, so this is where I am going to start.

I was born in South Africa and moved to Port Lincoln with my parents and 3 siblings when I was 12. I met my husband when I was 18 and we had 3 wonderful children. Unfortunately, he became ill and passed away in 2007. The children are all adults now and I am excited to say that I am soon to become an Ouma.

I have had various roles over the past 30 years, juggling raising children, family and life events with studying and working. My business management experience has spanned over the past 20 years, with my most recent role being the Practice Manager of the Investigator Clinic.

Having been involved in primary health care and growing up as the daughter of a country GP, I am passionate about the delivery of health services in the Community and the Region, realizing that it comes with a particular set of challenges not faced by our city counterparts.

Saying that our small community offers an extraordinary level of care, compassion and sense of “family” that makes us unique.

I am pleased to be joining Matthew Flinders as CEO and look forward to meeting everyone and the exciting challenges coming up with the Matthew Flinders Home redevelopment.

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