I was born in Brisbane and educated in Brisbane, Wellington and Auckland. I have worked and lived in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Taiwan and Namibia.
Over the past 25 years I have held directorships in large international organizations, which focused mainly on “full facilities management”, “purchasing and logistics” and “manufacture and distribution mainly into retail and food service markets”. I have successfully worked as a consultant within the toll road, tourism, supply/logistics environment, and the leisure and food service industry. I have completed feasibility studies and advised on the partnering and/or acquisition phases of targeted businesses.
I have been very successful in devising plans for the marketing and positioning of large organizations, which have the express intention of incorporation, or selling all, or part of their interests. On my return to Australia in 2001 I became a "Certified Practising Business Broker" holding licences in several states and am a member of the Australian Institute of Business Brokers and the Business Brokers Chapter of the REIQ.
In December 2003 I became a director/shareholder of “Business Sales Australia Pty Ltd” which is a dominant brokerage in south-east Queensland.