I worked for Telstra for 32 years as an electrical engineering manager working on new technology introduction, followed by three years working for Alcatel-Lucent as a telecommunications consultant around Asia. A ruptured brain aneurysm in 2010 ended with 6 months in hospital/rehabilitation and brought on early retirement. I joined U3A Port Phillip (U3APP) in 2011. I later served on the Committee of Management for 3 years in the capacity of treasurer and I continue to provide assistance on computer and audio-visual needs arising at U3APP.
I undertake extensive volunteer work with the Australian Stroke Foundation, including giving stroke talks to a wide range of community groups. I also do volunteer work with the Safer Care Victoria organisation and participate in a range of stroke-related research projects. I recently joined the Older Persons Advisory Group (OPAG) of the Council of Port Phillip and have rejoined the U3A Committee of Management to provide a regular communication channel between OPAC and U3APP. I have three children and six grandchildren who range in age from 5 to 18, have travelled extensively in recent years and enjoy my Telsa Model Y electric vehicle acquired in 2022.