Currently based in NSW, Australia focused on Higher Education leadership and governance alongside researching with a great team at UNSW and learning the lingo!
Applying and adapting learning from a PHD in Leadership Development through Lancaster University (UK) building practices to liberate and democratise psychological safety.
For 6 years (09-15) I was based in Nepal, S Asia working globally on several sector-level Higher Education transformation programs. In parallel I supported a S Asian MNE through a strategic planning process to implement stabilised growth, enabled various SMEs in transition and ran a host of INGO interventions.
Prior to this I was based in the UK (2002-09) running large and small scale consultancy programs in the environment, education and heritage sectors providing a range of professional and business development programs culminating in a senior position driving the enterprise agenda of a UK university. This was interspersed with chunks of time in E Africa on emergent education systems; completing an MA in Develeopment Training and keeping playful leading trekking groups in Asia, Africa and S America.
The early years are grounded in my love of the outdoors – all things mountain: a Biology degree at Sussex (BSc Hons 2.1) focused on population and conservation ecology; the good part of a decade living in some of Europe’s wild places almost incidentally setting up new enterprises in the French Alps and Jersey; to southern Germany and New Zealand re-applying skills as a teacher and corporate trainer.