jockstar

jockstar

I have worked in twenty countries with most time spent in India, Kenya, Indonesia, USA , Australia and Armenia. My current focus with World Vision International is in Asia and the Pacific. My work is maximizing the incomes and livelihood security of families who are poor. Previously with World Vision I was based in Armenia for 4 years supporting and advising our offices across the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Prior to that with World Vision Australia I founded and lead the Social Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Unit (SEED), a team of economic development specialists,to establish and support innovative initiatives in poor communities from Africa to the Asia and the Pacific, and from Senegal to Timor Leste.

I believe the reason people are poor is that they do not have enough money and our challenge is to help instill hope and a genuine sense of self-belief, starting with those of us who somehow work in development.

I was the founder and CEO of Diversity@work Australia Inc, a social enterprise developing innovative models, strategies and educational programs to strengthen companies through diversity and inclusion. I hold a Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and a Masters of Strategic Foresight from Swinburne University in Melbourne, post-graduate studies in Not for Profit Management at Georgetown University and Negotiation and Conflict Management at Latrobe University Melbourne. I was the Carey Medal winner for 2007 for exceptional and outstanding service to the community. So it goes