About me

Raised in rural Far North Queensland, and based in Geraldton, in the Mid West of Western Australia, I’ve spent a large part of my career living and working in regional Australia across a range of industries and the public sector. As the CEO of the Mid West Development Commission, my focus is on enabling the development of our region through collaborating and aligning with partners across all tiers of government, industry and community to create better economic, environmental and social outcomes.

Churchill Fellowship

In 2023 I received a Churchill Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Trust to research the impact of large-scale renewable & low-carbon energy projects on regional communities. Between April and June 2024 I will be travelling to the United States, United Kingdom and Europe to study wind, solar, carbon capture and storage and renewable hydrogen projects. You can find out more about that here, and follow my journey via the blog.

Summary CV

Recent Roles:
July 2022 – PresentChief Executive Officer, Mid West Development Commission
May 2018 June 2022Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Mingenew
May 2014 – April 2018Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Burke Shire Council
Board Appointments:
July 2023 – PresentMember, Australian Institute of Company Directors WA Regional Forum
March 2022 – July 2023Board Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors Mid West Committee
November 2018 – June 2022Chair, WA’s Wildflower Country
April 2019 – June 2022Board Member, Mingenew Midwest Expo
November 2019 – June 2022Board Member and Mid West Chapter President, LG Professionals WA
Qualifications
  • Graduate Certificate in Public Policy; University of WA (2021)
  • Graduate Certificate Accounting; Curtin University (2020)
  • Masters of Applied Project Management; University of Adelaide (2017)
  • Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors (2017)
  • Bachelors of International Business and International Relations; Bond University (2003)