1989 to present Member, Australian Labor Party.
2004 to 2015 Board Member and Chair (from 2011), Central Coast Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service Ltd.
2002 to 2004 Secretary, Central Coast Trades and Labor Council.
1984 to 1990 Lieutenant, Australian Defence Force (ARes).
Australian Defence Medal, Australian Defence Force.
Bachelor of Science (BSc), University of Newcastle, 1989.
Master of Labour Law, Sydney University, 1998.
Advanced Diploma Financial Services, ASFA, 2009.
Higher School Certificate, Whitebridge High School, 1983.
Education - Hamilton South Public School, Kahibah Public School and Whitebridge High School.
2003 to 2015 LUCRF Superannuation Fund in business development and financial planning.
1995 to 2003 Advocate and official, National Union of Workers NSW Branch.
1993 to 1995 Industrial Inspector, Department of Industrial Relations.
1987 to 1993 Geologist in Geotechnical engineering, and as a consultant thereafter.
Interests include - running and wargaming.
Inaugural Speech, 7 May 2015: