Lisa has worked in the New Zealand arts sector for over 25 years, including producing Shortland St for South Pacific Pictures. She is an independent company director and chartered member of the Institute of Directors. Lisa is currently a trustee of the NZ Film Archives (Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision), Mackelvie Trust (one of Auckland’s largest public art collections) and in 2018 joined the trust board of the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Having served for six years as a director of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Board, she continues as a trustee of the NZSO Foundation.

Lisa has contributed to fundraising strategies for most major arts organisations and is considered an arts and culture governance expert. She received the Fundraiser of the Year award for her Q Theatre work in 2010 and, in 2017, was awarded a New Zealand Order of Merit for services to arts and philanthropy.