I lead the SIMaid Team out of my home office in Adelaide. I'm married with three adult children and eight grand children. After graduating in agriculture I worked as an extension and R & D agronomist with the South Australian government before taking my family on a four year stint in rural development with SIM in Nigeria.
On return to South Australia I worked as a Youth Pastor before returning to government agriculture and landcare work. As I explored ways of providing practical help to the poor across the world I took up the opportunity in 2005 to head SIMaid, the aid and development arm of SIM Australia.
It has been exciting to see the growth of our suite of projects, network of donors and our capacity to assist our donors and field partners to make a difference for the global poor.
Education & Development Officer
Although originally from Adelaide I am happy to call Perth home, along with my wife and two young children. When I am not working or running around after the kids I'm playing Aussie Rules Football or continuing my lifelong journey to find the perfect coffee.
My background is a mixed bag of banking and finance, sales, radio and pastoral work, but my passion is to help those living in poverty who are unable to help themselves. Upon completion of my Bachelor of Ministry I began my Masters in International and Community Development.
After spending five years with World Vision I joined the team at SIMaid part time because I love the work that we do and the difference we make at the grass-roots level.
I assist the SIMaid team as a resource person providing advice on food security and natural resource management related projects. I oversee edible acacia research in the Sowing Seeds of Change project in Niger, lead a training project and promote SIMaid projects.
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