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 lived in Warrnambool, Victoria and enjoyed writing, reading and music. In 2019 I returned to full-time work as General Manager of Bayside Church in Melbourne. I retired for the second time in 2021.
I'm married to Judith and we have three kids. Jamie and Caro live in Sydney with two daughters. Melanie is married to David and they live in the USA. They have four kids, two of whom are studying at Monash. Richard and his partner, Natalie, live in Melbourne.
I have a BA from the University of Queensland and an MBA from Deakin University. I'm a Chartered Manager and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Managers and Leaders and a former member of the The Institute of Company Directors.