As a child I moved around. Born in Bendigo, Victoria I travelled with my young mother to Nowra then on to Bellingen (both in NSW) before returning back to Bendigo where I did the bulk of my schooling.
I always had a strong desire to join the Army so left school early and was accepted into the Australian Defence Force at age 17. I spent the next eight years in uniform including two stints with the 103rd Signal Squadron. On a very long week in March 1997 I would get knocked out under a helicopter, almost sent to war and given a loading dose of mefloquine. The mefloquine would end my military career and fundamentally change my life.
Subsequent employments included occupations as diverse as barman, Anaesthetic secretary in a paediatric operating theatre, IT, global resource coordinator for the only Australian Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution provider, occasional cattle wrangler, finance and Workforce Planner.
I was awarded a Bachelor of Social Science in 2004 from QUT studying under some amazing people. I was the first person in my family to be awarded a university degree. Between 2012-2015 I sat on the Board of the Regional Development Australia – Wide Bay Burnett.
I exercise irregularly nowadays but I love the athleticism of horses. I moved to Queensland, Australia way back in 1998 and have never left. I have four amazing kids.
I wrote my first blog back in January 2011 for HR.com. I picked a fight with Kevin Rudd and lost. I extended myself to Random Analytics in October 2012.
Since then I have blogged about everything from Workforce Planning to cricket to H7N9. Flublogia was (and still is) my favourite subject. I renamed Random Analytics to Random Analytica in January 2018 after a longer than planned sabbatical in 2015.
It is pretty simple. Random Analytica is my space to share ideas either via word or infographic into subjects that interest me.
I hope you enjoyed Random Analytica.