Bev, born and bred in Taranaki, has a consultancy practice, Quality Visions Limited, specialising in quality systems, auditing, change management, strategy, governance, and significant business and health management experience. Returning and restoring the awa, the whenua, the moana to a state where her tupuna (ancestors) sustained their wellbeing and traditions from, as they did many years ago, is crucial and requires urgent respect. Bev believes it is important to be part of the solution. Wild for Taranaki is a collective of people with a wide range of diverse skills and expertise working in collaboration to protect the Taranaki ecosystem and biosphere. She is keen to contribute and to assist with this plan and together, working to take care of the environment. Open trusting relationships, strong connections with mana whenua throughout Taranaki and a personal desire to attain a sustainable environment are attributes Bev brings to the Trust.
She holds governance roles with Paraninihi Ki Waitotara (Farms and Investments), Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (Education/Training), Lantern House Trust (High Need Disabilities), Mahia Mai A Whai Tara Trust (Kaumatua/elderly Service), and Tamariki Pakari Trust (Research). Bev is a registered nurse and has a Master’s in Management, a Postgrad Diploma in Health Service Management, a Bachelor of Arts, and a Diploma in Māori and Nursing.