Trustee INDUCTION DATE 1 July 2017
Originally from Scotland, Ailsa spent her childhood in California before moving back to Scotland for high school and university.
She has a BCom/Law, a joint degree in business and law, from Edinburgh University and has worked in finance in Asia since graduating in 1985.
Ailsa worked in Japan and Thailand and has spent most of her career working for various securities companies including Jardine Fleming Securities in Hong Kong, where she is a permanent resident. While in Hong Kong she developed a love for triathlon, representing Hong Kong at three Triathlon World Championships.
Ailsa moved to Gisborne on a permanent basis in 2004 and is now a New Zealand citizen. She is currently Associate Director and regional representative for Dragon Capital, the largest independent asset management firm in Vietnam.
Ailsa feels strongly that a great education is the most important factor to a positive start in life. She is currently Board Chair at Wainui Beach School and has been in various school governance roles for nine years.
Contributing to the wider Tairawhiti-Gisborne community has been an aim for some time, and Ailsa is excited to be able to bring her skills in finance, communication and education to the Trust.