Customer Technical Manager - Chemistry
I grew up in suburban Melbourne and developed an interest in chemistry, more specifically rocketry, at an early age.
Although my initial training was in plastics, my first job was in a steel mill. My second job was in a plastics factory (in Libya) but no plastics were produced during my 18 months there. Subsequent jobs included work in a brewery, factory stack testing, and post-mortem drug analysis, before finding myself in food testing where, apart from an excursion into psychology, I have remained. I am a NATA assessor for food testing – a role that draws on both chemistry and psychology.
I am married with three sons, three grandchildren, three chickens and one wife. I have an arty side, dabbling in poetry, painting, stained glass and cooking.
I argue that cooking is where the art and chemistry overlap.