Kim was born and raised in Auckland and is of Cook Island and European parentage. Kim works as a consultant to welfare and health care agencies in both the profit and not-for-profit sectors.
She has had senior management roles in Primary and Pacific health care and the pharmaceutical industry. Key areas of focus include Pacific peoples welfare, workforce development, economic research and labour force efficiencies. Her qualifications are based in science, business and health economics. Kim is an executive for the Cook Islands Health Network Association, is a member of the Pasifika Medical Association, the International Health Economists Association and is also an inaugural ANIVA Fellow.
Mentoring medical students and young business leaders, farming in Drury, and a family of five keep Kim and her partner Doug very active.