Meet the member - Maddy Drew


Out@PSA members are a diverse bunch of people doing great work for New Zealanders. We talk to Maddy Drew, co-convenor of the network, about her work and passions

Madeleine DrewWhat do you do on an average day at work? 
I coordinate the response to Official Information Act requests, Ministerial letters and letters to the Board, so a lot of research and talking to people.

What was a highlight at work for you in the past month?
Highlights in the last month include attending a PSA workshop and the Out@PSA Select Committee submission on the ERA.

What bought you to join the PSA and the Out@PSA network?
Becoming a public servant got me to join the PSA; I was previously working in the not-for-profit sector.

Name one thing you like about Out@PSA network
Raising issues and representing queer workers

What is your vision for the Out@PSA network?
More of the above.

How about when you aren't at work?  What else do you like to do with your time?
Football, cycling, gardening, reading, scuba diving

What are your three favourite foods?
Mee Goreng, dark chocolate, black liquorice

What are your three loves?
Nature, networking, politics

What are your three pet peeves?
Politics, rubbish and bad drivers

What music are you listening to?
Ladi6

What book are you reading?
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

What advice would you give your 18-year-old self?
Come out already! Oh, and compound interest is a good thing.

Maddy gave a presentation on Out@PSA to delegates at Congress 2014. You can watch it here.