I have spent my working life in the Victorian energy industry in various careers ranging from Survey Drafting, Engineering Surveying, Civil Engineering and finally Quality Assurance. In these careers I have hammered many pegs into the ground, traversed many paddocks and streets selecting and designing asset route’s, spent months on construction sites and finally in the Quality Assurance role managed the development and implementation of companywide HSEQ management systems with certifications to national and international standards. During this time, I also spent a lot of time working with IT professionals implementing systems to support the management systems.
After all that I decided to retire earlier because there was one thing I wanted to do and that was to grow with my grandson, I wanted to be part of his life. He is now 6 and has a sister who is 2, and I’m still growing.
As retirement started, and with time on ones hands I decided to give something back, joined U3APP in 2017, volunteered for office duties and later with the ITEM Team. Somewhere in there also helped and still helping renovate my grandchildren’s house.