Anne had no idea what she wanted to do when she left school — although typically she knew clearly what she didn’t want to do. So when Medical Laboratory Technology presented itself – it appealed simply because it wasn’t the norm.
But she was fortunate to truly enjoy her work. Being able to make a real difference for a patient by diagnosing a problem through a microscope or fathoming the combination of results was a source of huge satisfaction.
Anne’s enthusiasm for her career did not go unnoticed. At a very early age, she was appointed to teaching and managerial roles in hospitals throughout New Zealand and some in Canada.
Initially, Anne was not keen to join husband Mark when they both purchased Teltherm. However Mark knew the strategic importance of having a reputable IANZ accredited laboratory. Anne having helped several medical laboratories through the accreditation process qualified her perfectly for the role. Mark’s case won the day and Anne joined the company.
Teltherm laboratory is now IANZ accredited in pressure, gas detection, temperature and Infrared, while the Christchurch lab also is accredited in humidity. The laboratory at Teltherm is now respected in the Asia - Pacific region for honest, quality results and remarkable service.
After completing a business degree in 2008, Anne now is a business and industry ‘convert’, taking the skills acquired in her medical days into the industrial arena. Her metrology technical expertise is now in demand and she gives of her knowledge freely.
Even though Anne and Mark sold Teltherm in late 2016, Anne is still actively involved in the business where she enjoys the technical challenges of metrology, growing the laboratory scope and training the staff.
Anne relishes spending time with their 3 grown children and her grandchildren, she is a keen road cyclist and has competed in the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge. She swims and hikes and there is never enough hours in the day for all the things she wants to do and places she wants to see.