A bit about me.....
I started in the RSA on 26 January 2009 which is Australia Day for those who don't know.
I am the Head of Fellowship Networks in the RSA. In this role I lead the Fellowship Networks team; which is focused on making connections within the Fellowship through brokerage and facilitation, with the purpose of generating projects and productive networks and associations. In addition, the Networks team works with Fellows and other key partners to design, incubate and evaluate innovative approaches to network development. The Functional responsibility of the team is more specifically: Online facilitation, Governance, Events, Communications, Retention, Projects and Partnerships. Our team also provides a shared footprint across the UK and Internationally through its regional responsibilities.
As for me personally, My background is a mixed one so some important things that have shaped me are as follows:
I was born in Papua New Guinea to an Aussie Dad and a Jewish American Mom.
I am one of 2 children- my older sister is currently studying a Masters in Peace Studies in Tokyo.
I grew up in 2 different remote Aboriginal settlements in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.
I play flute, and used to busk and teach students for money when I was at High School.
I speak Norwegian due to living in Trondheim for a year as an exchange student.
I am a qualified Lawyer but have never practiced except for when I appeared in the Magistrates Court for 6 weeks as a duty solicitor for the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement doing my Legal Practice certificate.
That's about it... lots of detail, but for those who know me, that won't be surprising:)