I’m a new resident of Elwood but feel very “at home” here. As owner of a change management consultancy, I counted the City of Port Phillip as one of my most important clients and worked with them over a 10-year period, so its neighbourhoods and community groups are familiar to me. Previously, I lived in Daylesford for 14 years and was active in community festivals, U3A, and a founding committee member of the community funded cinema at the Rex, which was fully staffed by volunteers. Writing funding applications, marketing, working on committees and managing stakeholders are skill areas I have developed over the years. Ensuring organisations have a future is also a prime interest and succession planning, a grounded strategic direction and healthy communication links across groups is work that I enjoy.
Previous to retirement, I held various roles in business, education, international consulting and managing my own consulting business for 20 years, which I sold in 2018. I was also a director of Corporate business at the commercial arm of Deakin University. I set up the Melbourne office as GM of a Boston based management consultancy. I lectured in the business school at Monash university.
Life-long learning, ageing with purpose and developing community through healthy relationships are key interests. My two grandkidlets keep me grounded and playful. Travel, film, music, art, walking, writing (viva70.com) and interior design are interests that I enjoy. Finding my place in my new community of Elwood and Port Phillip is my next adventure.