I've over 25 years professional experience in counselling, social work, human rights promotion, creative and social entrepreneurship, as well as leadership. I also had a thirteen-year career as a professional, award-winning comedian (1997-2010).
My diverse professional career combines a somewhat paradoxical life experience as a gay, Caucasian man with unique function), which is the foundation for my approach in the work I do.
In October 2015, I was named one of the Top 10 diversity consultants in the inaugural Global Diversity List, the first-ever assessment of the world’s leading authorities on diversity (media release). Ia was put on the list again in 2016 and 2017.
In July 2014, I was awarded the Inaugural Arts Access Accolade, which recognises the lifetime achievements of an individual who has played a significant role in working with Arts Access Aotearoa to achieve its vision of a society where all people in New Zealand can participate in the arts.