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Since 1981, I have managed a number of small businesses and I remain engaged in the Tasmanian small business landscape. As a result of my varied managerial experience, I have a diverse understanding of small business operations in business disciplines ranging from printing, sports publishing, property management and development, boat building, hospitality and tourism. My key areas of competency include financial management, accounting and bookkeeping, and business development In addition to my management experience, I have held positions on various state and national sporting associations.
- Education and training-
- Tourism, hospitality, accommodation and food services-
- Retail trade-
- Information media and telecommunications-
- Huon Valley-
- Southern Midlands-
Locations by request:
- Northern Midlands-
- (Happy to visit these locations as needed)
Mentoring available by:
- In Person, Face to Face in (Tasmania) or by Phone and online
Director, Consolidated Investments Pty Ltd Property manager • Land subdivision, Proctors Rd, Hobart • Commercial property Elizabeth St, North Hobart
Adopts a team-oriented approach with the proven ability to build and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders and clients.
A skilled verbal and written communicator and strategic thinker.
Broad understanding of principles associated with small business start-up and small business management
Proficient in MYOB Account Edge
1971 Bachelor of Science University of Tasmania
Major in Mathematics
1981 Bachelor of Commerce University of Tasmania
Major in Accounting
2016 English Language Tutor Trainer TasTAFE
2011 – 2014 Owner/Director, Spritsail Enterprises
Wooden Boat Centre Franklin
In this role, I co-ordinated courses in wooden boat building, front office reception, visitor experience and business management.
1986 – 2013 Founding Partner & Director, Artemis Publishing Consultants
Artemis was a business that involved managing and co-ordinating the production of diverse print media.
I was ultimately responsible for the management of the business and my responsibilities included:
- financial management;
- project management;
- business development;
- technical input including proofreading and editing;
- managing and recruiting staff; and
- liaising with a variety of subcontractors and suppliers.
2003 Owner/Director, Spritsail Enterprises
Waterman’s Café and Maritime Centre
Waterman’s was a boating merchandise shop and café on the Hobart waterfront. As owner, I sourced merchandise, supervised staff, assisted with food preparation and performed all facets of financial management.
1981 – 1993 Managing Director, Creative Typographics Pty Ltd
Creative Typographics was a typesetting and desktop publishing company. My responsibilities included:
financial management, staff supervision and recruitment, business development and technical input including proofreading and editing.
1978 - 1980 Accountant, Banks Paton Australia Pty Ltd
1977-1978 Management Accountant, Telecom Australia
1972 – 1976 Administration, Department of Employment, Education and Training
1971 Teacher of Physics, The Fahan School
AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
2000 Australian Sports Medal
2000 Tasmanian Womens Hockey Association Life Member
1995 Tasmanian Sportsman’s Association Service to Sport Award
2016 Volunteer Tutor, Adult Migrant English Program
2015 Volunteer Adult Migrant Literacy Group
2000-2002 Board Member, Hockey Australia
1996-2000 Board of Management, Tasmanian Hockey Centre
1992-1993 Board of Management, Womens Hockey Australia
2010 – 2012 Project Officer, East Coast Zone Tourism Marketing Group
2000 – Present Director, Consolidated Investments Pty Ltd
- Residential development, Hampden Rd Hobart
- Land subdivision, Proctors Rd, Hobart
- Property manager, 353-357 Elizabeth St, Hobart
2006 – Present Member and past Board Member, Sandy Bay Bowls Club
2015 – Present Member, Sing for Your Life Choir
2008 - Present Member and Past Committee Member,
Hobart group, Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society
Lawn bowls, travel, tennis, current affairs, hiking, French language and community singing
- BSc BComm