Louise MacPherson

“Born and raised in St Andrews, Scotland but through my Father’s career, spent several of my formative years living overseas. The opportunity to live amongst and experience a myriad of cultures at a young age was pivotal to me becoming the adult I am today.

I immigrated to New Plymouth, New Zealand in February 1999 where I lived for 10 years before my career led me to South Auckland. I lived in Maraetai and Drury before finally settling in Patumahoe with my partner and step-daughter. We love the rural lifestyle and the community spirit of living in a village environment.

I am a solicitor with a legal career spanning 20 years across England and New Zealand legal jurisdictions. I have extensive experience in the public and private sectors gained through private practice and in-house roles. A Masters in Business Administration provided me with a strong skill set to use and develop my knowledge of business operations at a strategic/executive level.

I am always looking for new opportunities to develop my personal and professional skills. I recently joined the Institute of Directors, and as a member of Franklin Toastmasters, I continue to develop my leadership and communication skills.

I have always been involved in the wider community where I live and am a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Restore in Pukekohe. I was previously an English as a Second Language (ESOL) home tutor and committee secretary for the Taranaki Adult Literacy and Language Tuition Service (TALELTS). Prior to moving to Auckland, I was a mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Programme in Taranaki.

People are my passion and I am at my best when I can help people achieve their goals or find solutions to their problems. I welcome the opportunity to serve on the Franklin Family Support Services Trust where I hope that my wide ranging experience, diverse skill set and zest for life will add value.”