IT and Business Executive
Board Member, Volunteering WA
I am an experienced business and IT executive with more than twenty years’ experience across a range of different industries, including public sector, professional services and mining as well as oil and gas.
Over the last seven years I have led IT teams for government agencies ranging from 3 people at the Department of Transport, through to more than 300 staff and contractors at the Department of Communities. Prior to joining the public sector, I worked as a Director within Deloitte’s consulting practice for seven years specializing in IT strategy, IT architecture and business transformation. Before Deloitte I was a technical team leader and IT architect for nine years at Alphawest (now Optus Business Services). Prior to my IT career, I served in the Australian Army for two years full time and a further ten years in the Army Reserve.
During my team in government, I have become increasingly aware of the role of the not for profit sector has in delivering critical services to the people of Western Australia, in particular those that rely on volunteers. This was particularly reinforced when I travelled to the Kimberley region and was able to see the degree of disadvantage, especially in the more remote towns. As I am now transitioning out of the public sector, I feel a need to contribute to the community and believe that a board position such as this will be the best way that I can contribute based upon my skills and experience.
I understand each of the principles of volunteering and am committed to ensure that they are used to guide decisions by myself in this role.
My vision for volunteering is the growth of corporate volunteering programs (including schools and university programs) through improved systems and user experience for the volunteers, administrators of the programs, and those organisations that rely on volunteers to deliver important services to the community. I believe that the growth of these programs will help sustain Volunteering WA and in some way insulate it from fluctuations in government funding.