I retired from full time work (too early, according
to most of my friends), I wanted to keep doing things
which were worthwhile, but had more of a focus on people.
One way I found to do that was to become a civil celebrant.
What could be more meaningful than to be a part of the
most important milestones in people's lives, whether
they were the happiest ones, like weddings or naming
ceremonies; or times when people most needed support,
when someone close to them had passed away.
am now a registered marriage celebrant, and a qualified
funeral celebrant, but I spent my career as a lawyer
and senior company executive. I have served as director
and chairman on company boards for more than 16 years.
During my career I have spent more than 31 years admitted
as a solicitor, and over 10 years as a public notary.
Having retired from full time corporate life, I am currently
a consultant advising clients on corporate governance,
with a particular focus on charities and the not-for-profit
have wide experience in dealing with people at all levels.
I have led high-performing corporate teams, and have
also coached, guided and counseled employees and colleagues
through difficult times of market downturns, intense
competition, performance issues and personal problems.
a professional, I am a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a fellow of Chartered Secretaries Australia.
hold a number of community service appointments:
KidsXpress Limited, a charity which helps children
who have undergone some kind of trauma to find coping
strategies for their lives, through self-expression
Advisory Board, Net Balance Foundation Limited,
a not-for-profit think-tank specifically set up
to work with small to medium enterprises, research
groups, academia and other not-for-profit groups
in the pursuit of sustainable business
to the board of directors of Red Dust Role Models
Limited, a charity which takes high profile athletes
to remote indigenous communities in the Northern
Territory to model healthy lifestyles for children
Professional Conduct Tribunal, Institute of Chartered
Accountants in Australia
to a number of chairmen, directors and chief executives
am married and have three children and two gorgeous granddaughters.
I have been through plenty of life's events myself,
so I can identify with your needs and your wishes.