I was born and raised in a small country town in southwestern New South Wales which has less than 900 people. I went to boarding school for six years and earned degrees from the University of Melbourne and Deakin University.
I've visited over 40 countries. I've lived in Venezuela, Vietnam, South Korea and New Zealand during my career as an Australian public servant and as a diplomat.
After a long time away, I'm now living in Canberra and it's awesome to be home and putting down roots with my partner, Jeff, and our sons.