Selwyn continues to report how his win as the 2016 Local Hero of the Year changed the direction of his life. At that time he was the owner of a service station business operating multiple sites across the Waikato and having a focus on employing disabled people.
His New Zealander of the Year win had him frequently invited to share his story and he used this opportunity to encourage other employers to consider disabled people as a talent pool. This led Selwyn to move out of his service station business then taking up a contracting role as the Employer Ambassador for Workbridge New Zealand. Selwyn now works as an independent Disability Employment Facilitator in the Waikato supporting both disabled job-seekers and employers to build sustainable and productive employment relationships.