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DWN welcomes new Associate Trustee, Sarah Hopkins

Dairy Women’s Network (DWN) this week welcomes new Associate Trustee, Sarah Hopkins.

Sarah, originally from Manawatu, is now a Chartered Accountant with a Certificate in Public Practice, based in Invercargill.

Lucy Johnson DWN Trust Board HR Committee, says “Sarah was a natural fit for the Associate Trustee role, with her strong regional networks and customer focus. She also brings leadership and team mentoring capabilities to our team.

“Sarah has a strong set of values, and we could see she wants to contribute positively to the governance space”.

Sarah believes being an accountant is about more than simply crunching numbers.

“It’s about providing comprehensive support to my clients, helping them to achieve their business goals, and offering a listening ear when they need it. I look forward to taking these skills into governance with DWN”, says Sarah.

The Associate Trustee role was created to support women with a desire to develop their governance experience. The 20-month position provides a framework and mentoring to develop skills and experience by actively participating in DWN’s governance.

“I’m excited by this position and know that I will gain experience, grow my skills, and build confidence. I hope that I can give back as much as I receive. I see a future in governance and appreciate the opportunity I’ve been given by DWN”, says Sarah.

During her free time, Sarah enjoys travelling overseas, playing both social and competitive netball and serving as the Treasurer for St Mary’s Netball Club.

Lucy, “We look forward to supporting Sarah on her governance journey and inducting her into the wider DWN fold in early March.


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