I work for GHD as Program Manager for the Australian Government's flagship Sport for Development program, the Pacific Sports Partnerships. As part of this role I also sit on the Steering Board of the International Platform on Sport and Development, acting on behalf of the Australian Government's investment. Additionally I am a Founding and current Board Member of the Vanuatu Rugby League, Organising Committee Member of the 2018 Rugby League Emerging Nations World Championship, while also being an Academic in the Sport Management program at Western Sydney University.
I am a Sport Management professional with over 15 years’ experience being actively involved in the sports industry in Australia and internationally with expertise in Sport for Development, Sports Development, Elite Team Management, Education, Community Development, International Development and High Performance Sport.
Academically, I am well qualified holding a Masters of International and Community Development from Deakin University (2016), Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) from Western Sydney University (2004) and Bachelor of Applied Science (Sport Management) from Western Sydney University (2003). I have achieved other relevant qualifications including Certificate IV in Project Management from TAFE NSW (2009) and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment from Aurora Training (2008).
Professionally, I have worked with some of the leading organisations in Australia including GHD, Australian Sports Commission, National Rugby League, Western Sydney University, University of Technology Sydney, NSW Sport and Recreation, NSW Department of Education and Training, St.George Illawarra Dragons and Australian Rugby League Development. I have also worked for an international government in Vanuatu (Department of Youth Development, Sports and Training) and at the 2012 London Paralympic Games.
In addition I have taken on a range of professional and volunteer positions at all levels from grassroots to international. From being Secretary of Hurstville United Junior Rugby League Football Club right through to being a Founding Board Member of Vanuatu Rugby League and Steering Board Member of the International Platform on Sport and Development. I have managed international sporting teams for both Vanuatu Rugby League and Vanuatu Cricket Association. I've also strongly engaged, including being an Academic , with tertiary institutes through the Western Sydney University and University of Technology Sydney Sports Management programs to mentor the next generation of sport management professionals.