Ri Streeter, Executive Manager to the CEO at Weta Workshops:
From the staid world at the courts to my role at Weta Workshops
Born in Invercargill in 1973, Ri and her family relocated to Dannevirke around 1976. Ri attended primary school at St Joseph’s Primary School and secondary at Dannevirke High School. After High School Ri went to the Palmerston North College of Education where she completed two years primary teacher training. But teaching was not to be her calling and armed with her shorthand/typing skills she embarked on a role at the Palmerston North High/District Court in the typing pool.
After a two year OE adventure in the UK Ri returned to New Zealand and landed the role of High Court Judge’s Associate to the Honourable Justice Lowell Goddard at the Wellington High Court (and was in this role for 9 years). However, thanks to the eagle eyes of a friend in Auckland who saw the advertisement for the role of Executive Assistant at Weta Workshop, Ri submitted her application and in April 2007 began her role as the Assistant to co-founder and creative director (now Sir) Richard Taylor out in Miramar.
In the (almost) 15 years that Ri has been in her role she has been surrounded by an incredible group of creative talent, met some wonderfully inspirational visitors & cliental, witnessed the growth and diversity of the business and been fortunate to travel to many corners of the globe (in the name of work).
Ri is our guest speaker at the 2021 Administrative Professionals Day breakfast event. You - and your colleagues are able to register online over on the event page.