I have over two decades experience in planning and designing policy and economic and financial related projects and providing advice about these tasks to senior managers and
government ministers. My expertise is focused on identifying the implications of issues affecting economic, social, environmental and intergovernmental relations.
I have extensive work experience involving the implementation of projects and policy
based on information derived from research and analysis of complex issues in
agriculture, trade, natural resource management and industry engagement.
I have an excellent understanding of agricultural and related industries and the roles of governments and have demonstrated my skills and knowledge throught the identification
of relevant issues, research and analysis and providing policy advice, providing solutions,
undertaking negotiations and representing government agencies and private sector employers.
I am highly experienced in oral and written communication and during my career have contributed to the preparation and agreement on content on various communications and
documents including departmental and whole of Government policy papers, submissions,
reports, briefs and notes on complex legislative, industry and economic/social issues.
I have extensive experience in the roles of stakeholder engagement in all of the areas outlined above and in coordinating and management workflows to deliver projects/assignments.
I am an agricultural industry specialist and I have worked in several agencies in the Federal and Queensland Governments.
Previously, I worked on issues relating to Queensland’s agricultural industries managing projects for the provision of information and statistics. I contributed to past Queensland departments’ of primary industries crop and livestock estimates.
My responsibilities included working independently to monitor and explain the emerging issues and trends impacting on Queensland’s agricultural industries. I worked with the department’s economists, scientists and policy officers and built up a considerable repertoire of industry and statistical information which I made available for numerous applications across the department. I developed and managed very effective processes for providing continuous industry information and advice across the department on industry statistics, current trends and projections.
During the last 12 months I have been working as a consultant and my main client is Australian Pacific Coal, a junior mining and exploration company in Brisbane.
Qualifications & Certifications
Inverell High School
University of New England
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