Over the last year, Zinta has worked with the team at The Community Centre to document their strategic plan and create a business plan covering the period 2021 and 2022. She provided support to David Marshall and the Board in their preparation for presenting the move to a charitable Trust at an SGM, and she will continue to work with the Board and Team at the Centre in other areas as needed.
“It is a pleasure to use my business experience to support the Centre,” says Zinta. “I worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over 30 years, and for the last 20 years of my pharmaceutical career I held several senior positions in a number of countries. I developed strong analytical and strategic thinking competencies throughout my career as I started in market research before moving on to business leadership. I also had the privilege to serve on committees of several industry groups.
“Since leaving full-time employment in 2015, I have worked in voluntary positions, spent time on my hobbies and carried out some consultancy. I became a trustee of COATS (Crowthorne Old Age to Teen Society) a charity which provides a day centre for senior citizens in and around the village of Crowthorne, Berkshire, UK. I also served on the Independent Monitoring Panel of The Chartered Banker Professional Standards Board. I am married to a New Zealander and we live in Bethlehem, Tauranga. Moving to New Zealand in 2019 has allowed me to enjoy spending time on my hobbies of pottery, art and reading and of course supporting the Community Centre.”