I’ve lived most of my life in Australia’s eastern seaboard capitals. Whilst an Australian of Indonesian heritage I am also a proud Aboriginal Passport holder, currently residing in the domain of the Dharuk nation.
I have worked over many years in leadership, management, business development, and technical roles across the community development (domestic) and aid & development (international) sectors- holding a keen eye and steady hand to strategy, the business-case, participatory program management, and sustainable outcomes.
In addition to the NGO sector, I have worked in the tertiary education sector (university and TAFE), and in the commercial sector with SMEs (in IT, finance, and property-development).
My formal qualifications range from Education / HRD (Masters, Sydney University), Business Management (Post Grad Cert, Western Sydney University), and Social Anthropology (BA Hons, Australian National University), to Permaculture Design (Cert, Permaculture Research Institute). I am a member of the International Association for Community Development, the Alternative Technology Association, and the Project Management Institute.
With breadth and heft of tool-kit acquired I am, at the Western Sydney MRC, ever in search of alchemising ideas and initiatives that will galvanise them for greater reach, truer aim, and improved application: … in the quest for the greater social good!
I tinker at home and on a community farm with bees, organic horticulture, and ideas of old and new, together with my fellow travellers of friends, family and neighbours. In so doing, an amazing esprit de corps is conjured, by which I derive much satisfaction and upliftment.