Paula brings over twenty years' experience in local government at both executive management and councillor levels, including seven years as CEO of Tauranga City Council.
Paula has filled numerous trustee roles in the Bay of Plenty including Chair of the Bay of Plenty Community Trust, Chair of Sport Bay of Plenty, and Director of the Bay of Plenty Magic Netball Franchise.
Paula has been a member of the Bay of Plenty District Health Board and chaired the Hospital Advisory Committee.
Paula currently operates her own management consultancy business, and has since 2010 been a Regional Councillor with the Bay of Plenty Regional Council, including chairing its Finance Committee.
Paula, a lawyer, was appointed to the Board of Quayside as a Director in November 2012.