I was born in Hunterville and had most of my schooling in Whanganui where I was raised by my kuia, Rangitaamo Takarangi.
After working for the railways and in the outback of Australia I completed a Bachelor of Commerce from Victoria University, Wellington majoring in accountancy. I am a member of the NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants.
I have held numerous roles through out my career mainly in the financial management area both here in Aotearoa NZ and in the United Kingdom.
I am married with four children.
I am a trustee and finance convener on the board of my sons’ college and the chairman of the whanau marae committee.
I offer my financial and governance skills to the owners of Owhaoko B&D Trust as a trustee.