I work for The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) as their Director for Learning and Systems Innovation. Social innovation is my day job as well as my passion. On this site I am sharing the work I have previously done, and some opinions, thoughts and musings outside of TACSI. For all the TACSI work I do, see www.tacsi.org.au.
Hello, I'm a social designer, designing processes, products and knowledge that deepen social impact and facilitate social innovation.
I've worked in the community sector, government and with the private sector and I believe that each of these sectors has a valuable role to play in social innovation. I was previously Managing Director of Knode, a social business focussed on design for social innovation. I've also worked in social innovation and design positions in the community development finance sector and in overseas development.
I am a Past President and Honorary Ambassador of the International Association for Community Development and am committed to fostering an international dialogue about designing innovative methodologies for sustainable development. I've also held a number of University Fellowship positions, including most recently as Social Design Fellow for the Centre for Social Impact at the University of NSW. In my spare time I'm also a practising artist and graphic designer.
I have qualifications in Graphic Design, Social Work, Business and a PhD in Community Economic Development.