It’s an amazing experience to work and play in the Northern Agricultural Region and more so for an organisation like NACC.
The team of our scientists do a great job in planning for and managing the environmental challenges confronting our region.
For about six and a half years, I have enjoyed the role in leading the Corporate Services Team who work to support our project officers.
It seems like just the other day when I made the move from Perth, having worked in a similar role for St Barts, a progressive Not-For-Profit, working to address another challenge, Homelessness.
My academic background
With an academic background in accounting and finance, I have also worked in the Engineering and Banking sectors in Africa.
On the work front, the obvious can’t be restated; It’s a challenge, but I take it in great stride.
Despite the pressure, I subscribe to the “work hard, party harder philosophy.”
I always look forward to breaks from work so that I can spend time with my family and sometimes with friends to go “bush” and enjoy what nature has to offer. And if I have extra coin, I travel and check out other parts of the world. That is the Elixir of Life.
Giving back to the community
As we should do regularly, I reflect on the journey of my life and ponder the choices I have made.
For me, it appears I have a default setting that leads me to either work or volunteer in all things community, including the environment.
I have traced this interest right from my younger days where among other things, I was in involved in youth projects and conservation education programs with non-governmental organisations in Africa.
I also enjoy taking part in local community events or volunteering in community groups- if that counts as my “giving back” to society to make our city more vibrant. Go Gero!
Do I have hobbies or other interests? Yes a few indeed. I enjoy a social game of golf, cooking, baking?, music, and have actually set myself a goal to learn to play the guitar in 12 months.
On footy, it is going to have to be West Coast Eagles.
Corporate Services Manager