Dame Diane Robertson takes on new challenge

  • 14/09/2015
Dame Diane Robertson (Paul Henry)
Dame Diane Robertson (Paul Henry)

Auckland City Mission helps thousands of people living in poverty every year.

Since joining the organisation in 1993, Diane Robertson has been a guardian angel for those in need.

Now, after 22 years, Diane has decided it is time to take on a new challenge.

"It's become a very big organisation… I spent a lot of my time on administration and staffing, and I don't actually get the time to do the projects that I'm really passionate about," she says. "By giving the helm to somebody else I can go off and do some different projects."

She says one of her colleague died very suddenly this year due to a brain tumour, prompting her to realise "life is very short, you might need to do something different".

Watch the video for the full interview with Dame Diane Robertson.