• Bachelor of Commerce
  • Certified Practising Accountant (CPA)
  • Fellow of Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA)

Why I joined the Firstchance Board

The opportunity to provide my skills and expertise to a not for profit organisation is a major factor in my decision to accept the role of Treasurer with Firstchance. The services that Firstchance provide to children in their formative years resonates with me. I have a niece who has special needs and have seen the difference that early intervention made to her life. One of the services that she accessed in those early years was provided by Firstchance and it had a positive impact on her social skills.

The position on the board will allow me to contribute my skills and knowledge to ensure that Firstchance continue to provide children with the support and services that they need.

The skills I bring to the board

I have over 30 years of finance experience in a variety of organisations. These include roles in Chartered Accounting, Energy, Financial Institutions and Mining organisations. The skills I have developed during my career include financial reporting, tax compliance, financial risk management and strategic management reporting.

I am an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the workplace and providing mentoring and coaching to other staff, particularly young people at the start of their career.

I hope to provide financial analysis to my fellow Board members and be able to explain the financial impact of strategic opportunities to assist the Board in making informed decisions.