I have been a dietitian for 16 years and worked across a range of healthcare settings in NZ & the UK. My career has included working in the community/ outpatient setting, specialist acute services & service development roles. I am passionate about the dietetic profession and in recent years, I have focused on developing the leadership aspect of my career. I was President of the Auckland Branch for five years from 2014-2019 and Chaired the 2018, 75th Jubilee Conference Committee. My current role is Professional Clinical Leader at Waitemata DHB, which has enabled me to gain governance experience and responsibility for the strategic oversight of the dietetic profession within the DHB.