Key points from my profile (more on my LinkedIn page):

  • Currently a pastor at the Auckland Baptist Tabernacle, chair of the board at my children’s school, and other roles including regional leadership within my denomination and initial experience in theological education.
  • Prize-winning Oxford BA in theology with first-class honours, a peer-reviewed biblical studies publication, and a track record of academic achievement in other subjects.
  • Previously a government bond and interest-rate swap trader at Barclays Capital in London, finishing with the rank of Vice President.
  • Married to Mim and we have three sons, the oldest of whom is six. On my father’s side I am from Kaikōura, a descendant of Tangitu Norton, and Ngāi Tahu is my iwi. I grew up in Auckland.