Fiona joined the Bay of Plenty Regional Council in 2012. Prior to local government, Fiona spent 20 years in and around central government in Wellington including roles in education and health. She has also worked in the private sector as an international consultant and General Manager for the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Fiona held the role of General Manager Strategy and Science at the Regional Council for more than six years and in 2018, Fiona was appointed to her current role as Chief Executive of the Regional Council, a Director of the Quayside Group of companies and Priority One.
Fiona is also committed to improving education outcomes in schools and is an elected trustee on two school boards and recently stepped down as a trustee for TeachFirst New Zealand.