My 45 year career has paralleled the growth and diversity of the profession, from research, park management, ecology, planning, horticulture, landscape and impact assessment; in consultancy, tertiary teaching, public sector and expert witness roles. After a Churchill Fellowship I established a small interdisciplinary firm in 1991, which subsequently won awards in environmental planning before being acquired by Cardno in 2011.
My record of service to EIANZ was recognised this year by a Life Membership, and previously as Fellow (2006) and Simon Molesworth Award (2008); and includes the 2012 Code of Ethics (coauthor), SEQ Vice-President, Council Representative, Conference organisation (2011), Project Manager for STEPs studies and an 8-day proficiency training course for agency officers. Since 2004, I served on the CEnvP Board (Chair 2014-19), standing down after an intensive period of rebuilding.
These EIANZ/CEnvP roles benefited from prior experience with other ‘green’ professions (AILA President 1993-95; AIH President 1998-2000 and PLA Qld President 1984-85). This commitment to the ideals of professionalism is also reflected in my current PhD studies into professional ethics.