A little bit about you…
Much of my personal and professional journey has been shaped by my family and a few very important mentors and influencers. The challenges and learnings associated with finding a life-long partner, growing a career and ultimately supporting your children to find their best selves and become capable and independent are immense and life changing. I think the most important thing I’ve learned is that we’re all human, we make mistakes and ultimately those of us who grow and progress have been allowed the freedom to fail and to learn from failure. My passions outside work include ocean swimming, French food and wine, travel, reading (especially historical fiction) and my two Sydney football teams – the Swans and Sydney FC.
My professional journey falls roughly into three decades. The first decade was with a multinational insurance and risk management organisation in various mid to senior technology management roles, the second with a large Australian media organisation in technology management and then business strategy roles. This last decade I’ve been self-employed as a business consultant and mentor to startups, larger businesses and a few mental health not-for-profit organisations.
What single innovation, from your area of expertise,
has had the greatest impact on the world?
As an Information Technology and Business Strategy expert, the most profound invention I’ve seen is undoubtedly the Internet, the innovation that will have the greatest impact on the world – artificial intelligence.
Favourite Expert Quote
Attributed to many expert golfers including the greatest Jack Nicklaus and originally to Confucius “the more I practice the luckier I get!”
- MBA (AGSM)
- Law / B. Arts (economics)
- Dip. Psychology
I aim to practice what I preach – listening actively, showing empathy and engaging in difficult discussions when it’s appropriate.