I've been working in computers and communication for over thirty years. I started working as a programmer, for Reuters in London, at the very beginning of the 80s. After that, I went on to be a video game programmer and, later, to work as a technical writer. In the 90s and 00s I worked as a systems administrator and IT trainer.
Me - climbing a tree
I'm also a keen photographer and a compulsive traveller. I've lived in Australia since 1985 and I've travelled a lot here and in Asia. From 06 to 07 I worked in Afghanistan as a technical adviser and project manager for an NGO that builds and maintains community radio stations there.
Over the years I've had lots of different jobs - from builder to computer programmer, from seaman to tenancy law adviser, tree surgeon, taxi driver, radio production trainer, writer, kitchen hand, printer, and many others. I can communicate effectively with all sorts of people, and my wide experience of life means I can understand most subjects.
If you're looking for a man in a suit, then you've come to the wrong place. However, if you can see beyond surface gloss and appreciate straightforwardness, honesty and plain speaking, I could be the person who will make your life easier.