About me

I graduated Bachelor of Science in 1963 and Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) in 1966 from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. I subsequently graduated with a Master of Administration degree and a Graduate Diploma in Information Technology from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

I completed Post Primary Teacher Training at the Christchurch Teachers' Training College, taught at a secondary college for a year, then returned to Canterbury University to complete my engineering degree.

I worked for three years in an integrated forestry, logging, sawmilling, pulp and paper business in New Zealand before working for nine years in Aluminium in Geelong, then three years in Fremantle constructing the company's computer centre, hiring the staff installing the network and getting it all running. I then had two years in Oil, approx two years in Public Transport, three years in a personnel and industrial relations consultancy before being employed by Monash University.

I worked at Monash for thirteen years before retiring.

At Monash, I was a lecturer in the School of Business Systems where I taught first year statistics, computer facilities management, C programming, Project Management and Business Process Design, which involved building simulation models of business processes. I retired in October 2003, but continued on teaching my subject in the first semester on a sessional basis until 2005

I am a Life Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

In my leisure time I assist my wife run the Waverley Branch of the Mental Illness Fellowship, and also like to camp, and fly fish in New Zealand and Victoria's streams and rivers.