Colleen has been Chairperson of Sustainable Ōtautahi Christchurch since June 2018. She has had a long association with ECO having served on the committee of another ECO member the North Canterbury branch of Forest & Bird for a number of years prior, including three as Chairperson.
Most recently Colleen has worked as an educator at Orana Wildlife Park and earlier in her working life as an early childhood educator and primary school teacher. A long history of involvement with the education sector unions and through them the Council of Trade Unions and the wider union movement paralleled this.
Perhaps reflective of this personal history she believes strongly in working together in a way that complements rather than competes, empowering us all as we work for change at all levels – local, national and global.