My name is Deidre Merriott and this is my fourth year in this role here at ANI, after working in a similar role at a local high school for over ten years.  Previous to working in schools, I mainly worked in market research.  I also spent a couple of years living and working in London where I worked in the film industry with Warner Brothers UK.

I am a born and bred Aucklander, my husband and I have two daughters – one in Year 12 at college and one in her third year at university.

I love to travel and partake in any activities in or on the water, I am an avid reader, enjoy gardening, attending music concerts and socialising.