Chair of the Better NZ Trust – a charitable trust dedicated to accelerating the uptake of EVs in NZ.
Born in the UK, I have lived in NZ since 1996 and am married to a Kiwi.
My first foray into alternative transport was buying a Prius in 2011, having rented one in South Australia previously and been very impressed with its economy!
Our first EV was a 2015 BMW i3 and we have added a Tesla Model S and a Hyundai Kona to the stable since then. For five years the BNZT has organised annual RoadTrips covering the whole of NZ, where public events are designed to educate and offer EV rides and drives for interested ICE drivers.
Preserving the ‘clean green’ image of NZ by reducing emissions from the transport sector, recycling everything and composting as much as possible from the garden are central to my life goals.