After a 10 year career on radio in Queensland, I joined World Vision Australia in their communications department. Later I was chief executive of World Vision Hong Kong, and then of World Vision Australia from 1989 to 1996. From 1997-2000 I was Vice President for the Middle East and Eastern Europe region for World Vision International. From 2003-2007 I served as General Manager of the Deakin University Student Association. In January 2008 I took up the role of Chief Executive of VicRelief Foodbank. I retired from full-time work on 30 July 2010, and now live in Warrnambool, Victoria and enjoy writing, reading and music.
I'm married to Judith and we have three kids. Jamie and Caro live in Sydney. Melanie is married to David and they live in Seattle in the USA with their four kids. Richard lives in Melbourne.
I have a BA from the University of Queensland and an MBA from Deakin University. I'm a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a former member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.