Emily has a Bachelor of Arts from Auckland University and a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching. After a few years teaching and travelling overseas, she transitioned to Recruitment and Human Resources working for an international company Sydney, then within various organisations on return to New Zealand 8 years ago. Emily has strong experience of recruitment and human resource management within the rural sector after working recently for almost three years with a rural consultancy and valuation business based in Masterton. Emily manages the ‘back office’ and administrative requirements of the business. William and Emily were married at Brancepeth in 2005 and have three young children – two daughters and a son.