G'day - welcome to my home page. These pages were created last century and updated ever since - mostly they are up to date but some places might not be quite so!
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I am Managing Director and joint owner of Future Smart Strategies - a professional services company based in Perth specialising in strategic and reputational advice to business on market opportunities, business sustainability and corporate social responsibility, government processes, and managing government and external relations and reputation. Part of that is understanding how quickly markets change, and how quickly innovations change the market.
I am also Leader Western Australia for Blue Australasia - a new Australian company that seeks to implement the vision of the Blue Economy and to bring about an alternative means of creating prosperity and abundance. We call this model Plan BE. We connect with national and global leaders in systems thinking, complexity theory, biomimicry and integrative design. We implement these ideas through vehicles such as strategic advisory, communications, finance and networking.
I am an Adjunct Professor at the School of Earth and Environment, The University of Western Australia where I lecture from time to time on environmental change and climate change that includes examination of the science, the economics and opportunties of clean tech, the future impacts of global warming, the need for action, and politics of global warming and carbon.
I am also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Energy and a member of the WA Branch Committee.
I am also a Member of the Advisory Board of the Curtin Institute for Biodiversity and Climate.
I am or have been a member of a broad range of policy groups including most recently as a Board Member of the Stirling City Centre Alliance.
From 2012-2014, I was a Board Member and Deputy Chair of the Sustainable Energy Association of Australia (SEA), the peak business body for the sustainable energy industries, one of the largest chambers of its kind in Australia. I was CEO between 2007 and 2012.
I was also a member of: the Ecological Society of Australia Council for 13 years including Vice President for four years, retiring from this position in 2003; Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism Energy Efficiency Skills Committee; the WA Government's High Level Stakeholder Group on Greenhouse; Deputy Chair of the WA Land Information System's (WALIS) Advisory Committee, and a member of several policy committees with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, including Deputy Chair of the CCIs Climate Change Committee.
With climate change now rightly recognised as an urgent and pressing issue that must be addressed with practical solutions, it is logical that sustainable energy will play an important role in delivering a raft of affordable and immediately accessible solutions to both reducing greenhouse emissions and providing alternative sources of energy for the world. As a professional presenter, I do a range of tailored presentations for professional and community audiences on environmental change and climate change, and on the science and economics of global warming (see here), but also on a range of other subjects - including conservation, natural resource management - another example is here.
I was recognised by Singapore-based ABC Carbon as one of the Top 100 Global Leaders in Sustainability in 2011, an honour renewed in 2012 and again in 2013.
If you'd like me to talk to your group feel free to contact me!
(Note I am not the actor Ray Wills who plays in Broadway, TV and movies).
And - before you read on, my new favourite proverb - After the game, the King and the pawn go into the same box. (Italian proverb.)
Introduction (The verbose
way of getting to the links below!)
Future Smart Strategies - strategic and reputational advice to business
Adjunct Professor at the School of Earth and Environment, The University of Western Australia.
Facebook page - well, just Facebook
Member of the Advisory Board of the Curtin Institute for Biodiversity and Climate
CEO of the Sustainable Energy Association of Australia (SEA)
Board Member of the Stirling City Centre Alliance
WA Land Information System's (WALIS) Advisory Committee
Manager of Sustainability Services with SMEC - the Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation
Senior Adviser, Industry Policy, with the Chamber
of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia
Research in the Committees
Office at the Legislative Assembly, Parliament of
I worked in Kabul,
Afghanistan, as a Researcher and Adviser (volunteer)
with the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian
Research at the Botanic Gardens & Parks Authority, Kings Park
Sail Training Association of
Western Australia - on
board the Leeuwin II
Previous research at
Conservation and Land Management (CALM)
Earlier research at
Conferences and other Talks
for community groups
Full Curriculum Vitae
Plant Diseases in
Really funny stuff
I now maintain these web pages using Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004.
Actually - now it is Adobe Dreamweaver CS5. I must be old.
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