Introducing Beverley Main @HRINZ National Office
Beverley (or Bev or Bevvie) is Chief Executive of HRINZ.
Bev can help members with most things: “But I prefer the big picture stuff. I can bridge management and governance issues as I get to work in both and I understand how things work quite well at this level.”
Bev has been with HRINZ for 12 years, started in April 1998; “ My job changes with the new president every two years so it feels like it hasn’t been that long, fortunately.”
Getting to know Bev:
Before working at HRINZ I was at:
WISE Women Network
After HRINZ (of course), my next biggest passion is:
Writing and spending time with my family
The best advice I’ve ever received is:
“No, your bum doesn’t look big in that”, followed by “Those shoes look great, the colour is perfect on you.” Seriously though – “Don’t get sucked into other people’s drama”
My pet-hate is:
Mess. Ask anyone.
Weekend mornings you’ll find me:
In the garden or in a cafe once I’d caught up on my sleep.
The achievements in my life I’m most proud of are:
Professionally – creating WISE Women Network and bringing HRINZ back from the brink. Personally – producing a great son (as a teenage mum) and having a wonderful second marriage.
The quote I live by is:
It is better to be quiet and thought a fool than to open your mouth and leave no room for doubt.
Something the rest of the team doesn’t know about me is:
I have clairvoyant tendencies and can read minds.
If I were a super hero my special powers would be:
The means to wipe out greed and suffering from mankind.
The one thing I miss about being a kid is:
The innocence of most things, especially having to earn a living and pay a mortgage. Being able to sleep for 10 or 12 hours without waking.