Prosperity Party New Zealand
Helen Peterson JP - Leader & Co-Founder
Helen is the Party co-founder and Leader with extensive political and community work experience. She has spent the last 12 years as a professional Advocate for people with disabilities and their families and is the founder and Director of ‘Adult Guardianship Trust Services’. She holds university qualifications in Management, Politics and Journalism and teaches ‘Rights’ to both staff and people in services for a major disability provider.
Helen has run in 3 previous national elections and served on several political and community organizational Boards. In 2016 she was sworn in as a ‘Justice of the Peace’ and serves her local community of Kumeu, along with Massey and Onehunga. She has a passion for adults who are susceptible to abuse and neglect due to physical, mental or intellectual disability.
She has had considerable experience volunteering for organisations such as: Riding for the Disabled, Communicare (CMA) Akld, Scouts NZ, SPCA (Pet Therapy), Citizens Advocacy and for a club she established called ‘Awesome Experiences Fun Club’ for people with disabilities.
Professionally she has had roles which include working for the ACC in Melbourne Australia as a Senior Negotiation Officer, working as a Legal Annotator and as an Abuse and Neglect Officer with Age Concern. She has experience running small businesses having co-owned a tourist operation in Wellington in the 90’s and currently co-owner of a hard wooden flooring business.
Born and raised in the Wellington region , she moved to Auckland in 2001 and resides in the Helensville electorate situated on 9 acres with her husband and 7 horses. She is the mother and stepmother of 5 boys and the grandmother of 2.
Helen’s professional experience, skills, knowledge and qualifications enables her to make a significant contribution to the creation of ‘Prosperity Party NZ’ policy. Her political experience, background and knowledge makes her a capable leader for the party as it journeys towards the 2020 election.
Helen will be running as a candidate for 'Prosperity Party NZ' in the Helensville electorate.