Nicola Palairet - Communications Director

Life is about making friends

As a young teen, Nicola witnessed the effects of poverty and greed first hand on the streets of Thailand, and has had a passion for the empowerment of women ever since. Nicola has spent the majority of her adult life living and working in a number of different countries around Asia.

She has developed an initiative to up-skill and train illiterate migrant women, has lead training in the area of family and parenting, and has recently worked with a local New Zealand team among prostitutes. She has a background in English literature and Chinese language and literature but re-trained to become a Personal Trainer. Working with women in strength and fitness through exercise, creates community and confidence through connection.

Nicola has three daughters and two sons. Nicola enjoys unarmed combat and has completed a marathon and a number of half marathons.