Engineer/Project Manager/Science Manager ,
Pacific Science Solutions


I have a degree in Engineering and Computing, a Masters in Business Administration and am currently undertaking a Juris Doctor in Law at Monash University. I have significant experience managing projects in oceanography, climatology and technology, as well as, experience in procurement, logistics and asset management. I have successfully undertaken international stakeholder liaison for the provision of operational scientific services to both public and private sectors in the Pacific. I worked in the Australian Bureau of Meteorology for 15 years in diverse roles such as National Oceanographic Manager, National Climate and Ocean Manager, Observing Infrastructure and Equipment Manager etc. I am now a Director for Pacific Science Solutions, a newly formed science consultancy service based in Suva, Fiji.

Qualifications and credentials
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Civil and Computing, 1996-2000, Completed, Monash University
Masters in Business Administration (Technology Management), 2005-2010, Completed, La Trobe University and Chifley Business School
Juris Doctor, 2014, On-going, Monash University
PRINCE2 Foundation Course in Project Management, 2012, Completed
Australian Army Reserve Officer Cadet, 2006-2007, Completed
Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA), 2003, Completed, Microsoft
English, Excellent, Excellent, Excellent, Excellent
Work experience
M & E specialist
Proposal writing/Report writing
IT Management
Pacific Science Solutions, Director, Melbourne, Australia
Australian Bureau of Meteorology, COSPPac Team Leader Climate and Ocean Monitoring and Prediction, Managed in Melbourne but implemented across the Pacific, Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Tonga, PNG, Vanuatu, Team Leader Climate and Ocean Monitoring and Prediction, COSPPac: Climate and Ocean support program in the Pacific, In this position I managed a dozen staff members to help build capacity in Climate and Ocean Services in 10 Pacific Island countries. This requires a
Australian Bureau of Meteorology, National Manager, Ocean Climate Services, Melbourne, Australia, Melbourne, Australia, National Manager, Ocean Climate Services, Ocean Climate Services, This was a newly-created position at the Bureau and aimed at providing high quality historical ocean and sea level related data and to further develop
Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Manager, Observing, Infrastructure & Equipment, Melbourne, Australia, Melbourne, Australia, Manager, Observing, Infrastructure & Equipment, Infrastructure Management, In this position I manage teams of engineers and technical officers to ensure observing equipment is available for operational deployment. This requir
Australian Bureau of Meteorology, National Manager Oceanographic Services, Melbourne, Australia, Melbourne, Australia, National Manager Oceanographic Services, Oceanographic Services, My position as National Manager Oceanographic Services involved: • The project management of the Research and Development aspects of BLUElinkII. This
Drought Monitoring in the Pacific Islands - The COSPPac project, APEC Climate Symposium 2013
Climate Variability and Malaria in the Solomon Islands: Towards an Operational Malaria Early Warning System, Greenhouse Conference presentation 2013
Building Climate Services capacity in Pacific Island Countries’, Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Conference 2013
The use of seasonal climate forecasts to inform decision-making and management in the renewable energy sector of Samoa, Climate Exchange: World Meteorological Organization, Tudor Rose 2012
Pacific Ocean Map Portal: Informing decision making through high quality visualisation of ocean climate data, Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society 2013