I am a country boy at heart, born and raised in the inland town of Wellington NSW. At the age of 17, I left school to begin my first job at the Dubbo abattoirs. I then moved to Melbourne in 1983 where I completed my HSC before moving to Newcastle in 1986.
Arriving in Sydney in 1988, I began my professional career in accounting, completing an Accounting degree and Professional Year Program with the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Moving to Lane Cove with my wife Julia in 1996, I then became a partner in a Lane Cove based financial services firm, Infinity Financial in 2001.
My keen interest in civil service then led me to become a member of the Lane Cove Chamber of Commerce in 2002. There I was elected Treasurer and subsequently President in 2005. I also ran for Council in 2004 and was successful in my second running in 2008. I was delighted to serve during these times as Councillor for Central Ward.
One of the reasons I ran for Council in 2004 was in support for the proposed Market Square complex consisting of a Woolworths’ supermarket, new specialty shops, new library and additional car parking.
I am a small business owner, Lane Cove resident and qualified business and accounting professional. I believe as a Liberal candidate, I can make a positive difference to residents of Lane Cove providing for local needs such as more amenable car parking and community facilities.