Leisure Interests

  • Kayaking, diving, surfing, bushwalking, citizen science, writing
  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Business, University of Technology Sydney
  • Professional Bodies

  • Society of Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA) (1975 — 1992)
  • Registered Tax Agent (1980 — 2019)
  • Experience

    Councillor for Division 2, Scenic Rim Regional Council (March 2012 — current)

  • Deputy Mayor (May 2017 — May 2018).
  • Chair — Finance Committee (March 2012 — May 2017).
  • Member — Scenic Rim River Improvement Trust (2012 — current).
  • Chair — Arts Reference Group (2016 — current).
  • Member — Local Government Association of Queensland — Queensland Resilient Councils Program (2018 — current).
  • Member — South East Queensland Catchment Members Association (2018 — current).
  • Witness — Public Hearing — Queensland Parliamentary Inquiry into the Long-term Financial Sustainability of Local Government (June 2017)
  • Member — Council of Mayors (SEQ) Waterways and Environment Committee (2012 — 2016).
  • Member — Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Community Advisory Committee (2012 — 2016).
  • Alternate Director, Council of Mayors (SEQ) (May 2017 — May 2018)

    Director, Healthy Land and Water (2019 — current)

    Director, Interphase Systems Pty Limited (1985 — current)

    Previous

  • Trust Officer, University of Queensland
  • Accountant, Hall Chadwick
  • Accountant, University of Technology Sydney
  • Accountant, Storey Blackwood & Co
  • Accountant, Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • Voluntary

  • Beaucare, Treasurer (2014 — 2016).
  • Vets Beyond Borders and the Government of Sikkim — The Sikkim Anti-Rabies and Animal Health (SARAH) Program Gangtok, Sikkim, India — Clinic Volunteer (March 2014).
  • Tamborine Mountain Rural Fire Brigade, Secretary (2008 — 2009); Support member (2008 — current).
  • Tamborine Mountain Natural History Association, President (2008 — current).
  • Other — SEQ Catchments water monitor, Landcare, QPWS, Seagrass Watch, Platypus Watch, Tamborine Mountain Albert's Lyrebird Survey, Glossy Black Cockatoo Survey, RSPCA, Site coordinator Clean Up Australia Day.
  • Other

  • Author 'Snow, Seas and Spies: A Russian in the Orient'
  • Author Nature Notes 2007—2014 (over 150 articles)