I am a retired professional with senior leadership experience across both the public and private sectors.
Before moving to the University sector in 2009, I was Executive Director – Technology and Emerging Industries in the Queensland Government with a central role in supporting the development of Queensland’s research and knowledge base industries. Over the following five years, I took up the role of Executive Director – QUT International, overseeing QUT’s international relationships and the recruitment of international students.
Since “retiring” from QUT in January 2014, I joined the Board of Iona College Limited (with whom I completed a three year term in June 2017), accepted short-term executive appointments with Monash University in Melbourne and Charles Darwin University in Darwin, and have been active assessing applications for Queensland Government commercialisation grants and more recently the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards. I have also been a member of the KENG Management Committee since joining in September 2015.
I have qualifications in Economics, Commerce, Business Administration and the Securities Industry, and I am a Senior Fellow of the Finance and Securities Institute of Australia and an Associate Member of the Australian Society of CPA’s.
I have raised my family in Logan City since 1981, and I am keen to support the local community in any capacity I can.