Fiona Mackenzie’s work experience has been broad. Her early life included jobs as a kitchen hand, cleaner, nurse aid, postie, shoe salesperson, travel agent – you name it!
Her formal career started with teaching before moving into finance while gaining a BA and MBA from Auckland University, mostly through part-time study.
She subsequently became NZ General Manager for an international public relations agency.
Once her kids arrived, Fiona shelved her corporate ambitions to become self-employed, providing marketing/PR/publishing services for a range of clients.
She also spent six years as Northern Project Manager helping to develop Te Araroa – New Zealand’s Walking Trail. This charitable venture made a big impression on her. Not only did it draw on all her skills, but she saw a lot and mixed with a wide variety of wonderful Kiwis. Some were amazingly hard-working with real can-do attitudes and will never be forgotten. These experiences led Fiona to devote her time to preserving what is good about our country and she’s been politically active ever since.
Fiona believes in strengthening families, improving education, reducing red tape, and delivering a true democracy with full accountability. To achieve this, she sees New Conservative as the back-to-basics, steady hand that New Zealand needs.
A Hibiscus Coaster for over 30 years, Fiona is happily married with adult sons. Her leisure pursuits include getting into the great outdoors and pest control in Puhoi for The Forest Bridge Trust.