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Additional Education & Certifications

Pilot Course (RAAF)

Helicopter Pilot Basic Course (Army)

Flying Instructors Course (US Army)

Instrument Flight Examiners Course (US Army)

Tactics Instructors Course (Army)

Risk Management Training

Workplace Health & Safety Training

Total Quality Management Training

Multiple Courses in web design and Internet marketing

Extensive study in Sales & Marketing

Dr John DeMartini's "The Breakthrough Experience"

Tony Robbins "Mastery University"

Frank Kern's "Mass Control 2.0"

Dale Beaumont's "Business Blueprint"

Ari Galper's "Unlock the Game" Sales Training

Technical Writing & Training Publications

Technical Publications

The Fundamentals of Land Warfare 

Information Management

Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC)

Employment of Army Aviation

Employment of Armour 

Employment of Artillery

Employment of Infantry

The Military Appreciation Process (several chapters)

Fixed Wing Surveillance

Helicopter Gunnery

Aviation Minor Tactics

Aviation Battlegroup

Aviation Support to Special Operations

Defence Writing Manual (Capability Submission chapter)

Principles of Fire and Rescue (NSW Fire Brigade)

Top Owl Helmet Mounted Sight & Display System Operators Manual 

Training Publications

The Aircrew Training & Development Package to Support ARH Tiger Transition Stage Training 

The Training Management Package for Tactical Training for Tiger Helicopter Pilots in the Mature State Training System

Other Publications

Multiple articles published in "Fishes of Sahul," Journal of the Australian & New Guinea Fishes Association.

Regular contributor of articles for the Toowoomba Chronicle.

Work experience


Principal Consultant

Darling Downs Business Advisors
An experienced management consultant giving practical advice that works; catapulting small to midsize enterprises in a variety of capacities, including Strategic Planning, Operations, Business Improvement, Sales & Marketing, Business Development, Customer Service, HR & team development, Quality Management, Health & Safety systems, tender responses, and succession and exit strategies.

Currently serves as President of the Institute of Management Consultants in QLD and is a Director of the Institute of Management Consultants Australia.

Boosted a recent client’s margin by 71% within 10 months while reducing their workload by 25%, installing needed Key Performance Indicators and systems to help them win a Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award, beating out stiff competition. 

Revamped marketing process for another client to shoot their average sale amount up by 126%. 

Multiplied yet another client’s turnover nearly double within 36 months and installed quality control processes to reduce their rework by 60%, or 9% of total payroll. Updated inventory process to reduce their product installation time by 33%, differentiating them in the marketplace by developing their USP.

Recently facilitated Strategic Planning for the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce and Industry that resulted in a strategic action plan.

Industries worked with include: engineering, fabrication, electrical, solar, retail, telecom, childcare, salvage and towing, sand blasting and spray painting, Defence contractors and aviation.

Managing Director & Principal Consultant

L & J Enterprises Pty Ltd.

Over 7 years of small business ownership of a management consulting firm, serving as a high profile management consultant. 

Expertise in working with global leaders like Boeing Australia, Booz & Co, Jacobs Australia, Noetic Solutions, Aquila Engineering, & Paspaley Pearls.

Delivering quality solutions in document writing, course development, training, and tender responses.


Commander - Aviation Capability Development Group

Aviation Capability Development Group

Project manager for the introduction into service of all new Army Aviation capabilities.

Managed the introduction into service of the $1.6bn Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) project, and the MRH90 Troop Lift Helicopter (TLH) project.

Managed considerable risks, worked closely with a wide range of stakeholders, interacted successfully with senior Defence managers such as Chief of Army, was a major contributor to the development of tactical doctrine, and managed the Defence Science and Technology Organisation tasking to develop and refine tactics.

Chaired the Transition Working Group which developed the strategies to bring the ARH into operational service.

Achieved the Initial Operating Capability for the ARH.

Developed the strategy for testing the operational capability of the new aircraft.

Jan 2004Dec 2004

Commanding Officer & Chief Instructor

Army Helicopter School (AHS)

Established the Army Helicopter School (AHS) at Oakey.

Developed instructor training on operational aircraft types to reduce training time for tactical instructors.


Commanding Officer & Chief Instructor

Australian Defence Force Helicopter School (ADFHS)

Held the equivalent responsibility of CEO for a $145M organisation.

Worked with $88M in capital expenditures.

Overcame a 50% decrease in aircraft capacity, by introducing an new aircraft type into the training system, safely and efficiently.

Moved a $100M+ defence helicopter training school within 90 days with no lapse in training.

Led up to 90 direct reports and an additional 60 indirect reports.


Deputy Director, Army Aviation

Defence Force HQ - Capability Development Group

Took over management of Project AIR 87, which had been running for over 12-years, to get it approved and funded to $1.6bn within 36 months.

Successfully gained approval and funding for two additional Chinook helicopters under Project AIR130which increased the ADF medium lift capability.

Developed the strategy to streamline the ADF Helicopter fleet from 11 aircraft types to 4, thereby saving Defence millions of dollars annually in operating costs by rationalising the training, supply and maintenance systems.

Contributed to the strategic planning of major Defence capabilities including the ADF pilot training system and the Amphibious aviation capability.

Became a trusted advisor to the Chiefs of Army, Navy, and Air Force.


Graduate Certificate in Personal Financial Planning

University of Southern Queensland