Rosemary is a former Chairperson of Dementia Waikato and a current Trustee of the Dementia Waikato Foundation Trust. Her interest in dementia arose through family links and her realisation of the need for wider availability of dementia services in the community, especially in rural areas.
Rosemary is a retired lawyer whose practice included applications to the Courts under the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act (1988) or the Administration Act (1969), often where a family member living with dementia had no Enduring Powers of Attorney or valid Will. Rosemary strongly advocates for everybody to put these in place early to avoid later stress for their loved ones.
Rosemary has been a Trustee of Dementia New Zealand since 2019.