Arlene joined the Raukatauri Board of Trustees as a parent representative in 2018. Her son Luca attends therapy at the centre which he began in 2014 at the age of 6 months following a stroke.
Having experienced first hand the benefits music therapy can provide, Arlene is passionate about extending the reach of music therapy as far as possible.
Arlene has a background in law and banking. She started her professional career as a Solicitor at Chapman Tripp in the banking & finance team. From there she became a banker, joining National Bank where she was part of the Structured Finance team for many years before moving to lead the Debt Syndications & Agency team at ANZ in 2009.
Arlene stopped working in 2014 when Luca was born to focus on his development and therapy. She is married to Paul Goodwin and has three sons – Kyan, Riley and Luca.