GMRI Ambassadors

Andrea Skews – Our first GMRI Ambassador

In May 2021 Andrea Skews attended a Wellington Club Podium series – a presentation by Dr Swee Tan about the GMRI’s cancer research and clinical trials. Compelled to do what she could to support the GMRI’s mission to start a glioblastoma phase II trial and the other cancers, Andrea became a GMRI Ambassador and will donate a generous percentage of her real estate commissions to the GMRI on an ongoing basis.

Afterwards Andrea said, “I was really blown away by Dr Tan’s talk and the simple but elegant approach to treating cancer that the GMRI is trialling. I think we have all come to believe that every cancer is so different – but here is an approach that, subject to further investigation, could work for so many cancer types. I think the veil on cancer research and treatment needs to be lifted and hope to those affected needs to be reinstated. My mantra is “you are still winning if you are still trying!”

Andrea’s previous work experience was in IT, medical phlebotomy at the NZ Blood Service and medical administrative positions. As well as being a busy real estate agent, Andrea devotes time to her Karori community. She is Chair of the Residents’ Association and a Board member of Karori Rotary Club.

If you are inspired by Andrea in her role as a GMRI Ambassador and engage her in the sale of your property, please mention the GMRI to her and Andrea will donate an extra percentage of her commission earned from the sale of the property.


If you wish to learn more about becoming a GMRI Ambassador please contact us at the GMRI on