Party affiliation: Labour Party
Nine years local government. Nelson City Council; Dep-Chairwoman, Nelson Hospital Board. Founder, NZ Working Women’s Council.
Coorganiser NZ Working Women’s Convention, 1977. She has served on the NZ Federation of Labour Executive, vice-President 1981-1987. Represented the Federation of Labour at the Working Women’s Conference, 1978, and at the Conference on problems of rural workers, 1979.
Led the NZ delegation to the World Peace Conference, 1986. Justice of the Peace. Founder. New Zealand Childcare Association.
Professional career: industrial adviser, Wellington Shop Employees’ Union. Assistant secretary/organiser, NZ Public Service Associate. Regional representative, NZ Food Processing Union and Wellington Clerical Union.
Trainee nurse; shop employee. Library assistant.