I have over 20 years of experience in the agricultural industry. This experience has been primarily in the grazing industry. I have worked as:
- a general stationhand,
- road train driver,
- helicopter pilot,
- machinery operator,
- and office manager.
These positions have contributed to my knowledge and experience of heavy vehicle, transport, earth moving, aviation, and agricultural businesses.
Practical Safety Experience
I have helped multiple businesses develop, write, and implement ISO45001 compliant safety systems.
I have delivered safety talks and workshops to industry leaders and I have created a safety compliance course for agricultural managers. Creating this course required extensive research of WHS legislation, relevant Australian Standards, Codes of Practice, and relevant guidance material for all states and territories of Australia.
I have conducted site inspections and internal accident investigations.
In addition to the business management and administration skills gained from working for other successful operations in many different industries as well as running my own successful businesses, I also have obtained:
- Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety minoring in Accident Forensics.
- Diploma of Agriculture
- Diploma of Agribusines
- Diploma of Financial Planning
- Certificate IV Accounting and Bookkeeping
- Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
A combination of hands-on skills and extensive experience in the agricultural industry and a tertiary education in Workplace Health and Safety affords me the unique ability to combine practical solutions that work on the ground with corporate governance that meets compliance requirements.
- Report writing skills.
- Team building and team management skills.
- Leadership coaching experience.
- Conflict management experience.
- Adept at engaging and promoting individuals in team environments.