We are delighted to welcome Ali Painter as a new volunteer Trustee.
Ali and her husband came to Rotorua in 1973. With a background in education and school sport during her tenure at both Rotorua Girls High School and Rotorua Lakes High School (as Deputy Principal), she has been involved in a wide range of local and regional level sports, as well as a number of education leadership and professional development groups
A Trustee of Sport Bay of Plenty for seven years, and member of the Local Body allocation committee for the (then) Hillary Commission, she is a former Chair of St Chads Communication Centre Trust, working for people with disabilities, and currently serves on the Rotorua Golf Club Board, having been former Chair.
Community involvement includes serving on the steering committee and co-management of the Rotorua Teen Parent School, for which Ali received a Multi Serve School Project Award and in 1994, received a Woolf Fisher Award for School Leadership. In 2007, she left the New Zealand education system to take a Lead Advisor position with Cognition Education, a Kiwi company contracted to the Abu Dhabi Education reform project.
Six local grandchildren, a large garden and the very enticing Arikikapakapa golf course keep Ali busy when not working in the local community.