I first tried windsurfing at a windsurfing school in Mission Bay when I was 12 years old. It wasn't long before I was introduced to Olympic Class windsurfing by good friends Bruce and Barbara Kendall. I sailed the Mistral One Design until 2005 and represented New Zealand at two ISAF Youth Worlds and four Mistral Youth World Championships.
From 2006 I started sailing the then-new Olympic windsurfing class − the RS:X. I continued to sail during my university studies right through to 2012. During this time I was part of the New Zealand team at six World Championships. Most notably though, I was a trainer partner and key support for a fellow kiwi in his successful 2008 Olympic campaign.
In 2013 I completed my postgraduate studies and then began my legal career. Since 1 March 2017 I have embarked on, for the first time, my own adventure and campaign as a full time windsurfer.
SPORTING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2016 Raceboard World Championships: Bronze.
RS:X New Zealand National Champion 2012 and 2013.
Formula New Zealand National Champion 2011 and 2012.
ISAF World Cup Rankings, April 2009: 1st.
My legal career started with a brief stint as a criminal defence barrister, before moving into civil litigation. That is when I moved to Russell McVeagh in Auckland where I practised as a commercial litigation solicitor from 2013 to 2017. I intend to return to the law following this campaign.
Enrolled Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.
Master of Laws, The University of Sydney, 2013.
Bachelor of Laws, The University of Auckland, 2012.
Bachelor of Arts, The University of Auckland, 2009.