Born: Amsterdam, 1953. Education: Amstel Academy Amsterdam. St Johannes de Deo Training Hospital, Haarlem, Netherlands.
Family: “My friends. I don’t have any family left.”
Interests: Children’s health, gardening. “Bluebell, my Welsh corgi.” Tramping. “I’ve done all the big South Island tracks. I’m into road biking now, I tried an electric bike the other day but fell off.” The Coffin Club. “I’ve helped with that a lot.” Music. “I love attending St Faith’s church with its Ma¯ori hymns.” Member of Ka Pai Kai providing nourishing school lunches.
On Rotorua: “It’s an adventure playground with so many opportunities to do things.”
On her life: “It’s been an amazing rollercoaster.”
Personal philosophy: “Look after our children. They are our future.”