I live with my partner in the quiet coastal community of Meldale here in Moreton Bay.
I was schooled at Sydney’s Newington College, and was introduced to large companies at the young age of 17 when I first joined P & O Shipping as a trainee Manager, and over the years I have been fortunate enough to have worked for some of Australia’s largest companies.
I’ve held two licenses through the New South Wales Government (The Liquor Administration Board), in regards to my work in the hospitality and gaming industry and this also involved a thorough Police background check.
I’ve held senior sales and management positions with Carlton & United Breweries, Guinness Australia and Independent Distillers Pty Ltd where I introduced two major market leaders to Australia. Those being Vodka Cruisers and Woodstock Bourbon, which achieved many sales awards and set record sales figures for the introduction of a new product in the Australian market place.
Throughout my working life I have also worked as a professional musician and DJ.
At 17 years of age, I was on stage supporting the legendary Daddy Cool with Ross Wilson, and then over many years went on to do tours and shows with bands like Midnight Oil, Cold Chisel, Skyhooks, The Angels, Mondo Rock, Dragon, Rose Tattoo, Kevin Borich, Tommy Emmanuel and many more while also touring overseas and on cruise ships doing many shows.
I am also passionate about sport and I’ve played representative cricket winning a St George Under 19 Telegraph Shield competition and then trialling for the NSW under 21 side as well as winning many men’s one indoor cricket championships well into in my 40’s which I’m very proud of, so I’d say I’m a very competitive person by nature.
I have over forty years’ experience as a Sales Manager, Musician, Entertainer and Public Speaker and a wide range of work skills and values including negotiation, relationship building, innovation, product and market development, loyalty, commitment, and there is no doubt that I am passionate about things I am interested in – and I am very passionate about Moreton Bay.
I will bring these skills and values to my role as Mayor of The Moreton Bay Regional Council, so the region will finally have a Mayor they can be proud of, and a Council that is no longer the focus of corruption hearings, scandals and investigations.
You’ll see by the attached pictures that I am a people’s person, love life, love travel and love getting out and about meeting people so I will be a Mayor who gets out and speaks to people, I also want to be a part of building a community that will be the envy of Queensland.
I have demonstrated a passion for, and commitment to the Moreton Bay community after moving here six years ago. I believe Governments should listen to the people, and politicians should work for their communities and not for their own selfish interests, ambition and greed.
I first revealed the details of the Moreton Futures Trust to the public and have also supported the community over the last five years with many major issues (the draft plan, the blanket cover flood zone, alleged corruption, intimidation of community members, MBRIT, intimidation of MBRC staff, The Homeless and the many conflict of interest which seem to engulf this current Council) and I believe there is no one better suited or more knowledgeable to sort out the important issues facing our electorate and Local Council as we move into the future.
I say what I’ll do and I’ll do what I say, I’m no politician, just a man who gets the job done and wants to help his community before his time is up, it’s as simple as that.
I will get our region back on track and nothing would make me more proud than to see Moreton Bay the envy of Queensland.
And that is my promise to you folks.