MSc BSc ChMIACE.
Educated Southampton University and the University of Sydney.
PhD student (Veterinary Science) University of Sydney 2016, Chief Executive Officer, Devil Island Project Inc 2008-2018, Owner East Coast Natureworld 2001-2011, Owner and practitioner Animal Behaviour Centre (Devon UK) 1995-2001, Farmer Beaples Hill Farm 1995-2001, Senior Manager Video and communications Department, Barclays Bank UK 1989-1995, Technical Director Thames Television 1978-1989, Sound Director Thames Television 1968-1978,, Engineer BBC 1961-1968, Member International Society of Pet Behaviour Counsellors since 1998, Chartered Member of the Institute of Animal Care Education since 1994, President of the Wildlife Institute of Tasmania 2004-2006, Judge of the International Sheepdog society 1996-1999, Member (England) National Sheepdog Trials team, 1997, 1993 and 1989.
Tasmanian of the Year 2008
Australian of the Year (Tas) 2010,
Australian Small Business Champion (Tourism) 2010.
Australia Day Ambassador, 2011-2013.