Katja joined the team in February 2019 as the Regional Coordinator for the Young Enterprise Scheme.
The objective of YES is to grow our region’s young entrepreneurs of the future and Katja’s role is to organise events; encourage and support schools who offer the programme; work with valued local sponsors and facilitate learning using a wide range of dedicated business experts from across Taranaki.
Katja has been the Chair of the Taranaki Gifted Community Trust for the last five years. Her background lies in Economics and Tourism Management and Katja has worked for many years in the charitable sector.
She is very much a diverse thinker and problem solver and is very passionate about preparing students for their future in business and connecting them with our thriving business community.
Katja highly values the support of our local businesses that are involved in all aspects of this rewarding programme. If you would like to become a mentor for our YES students, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with her.