Candidate's Resume



My background includes ten years of professional event management for government agencies and not for profit organisations in Washington DC.  During the past five years I have worked on a volunteer  basis managing major fundraising events for several charities in Perth.  The events that I have managed direclty range in attendance from 50 people to 600 people.  I have also had oversight of event management organisations which carried out international conferences where several thousand people were in attendance.  I am extremely detail oriented on every facet of the events I organise, including budget and time management. 

I completed a Master of Business Administration from the Garvin School of International Management in Glendale Arizona in 1991.

Career History

Jun 2009 - Present

Company name:Perth Polo Club Inc.
Location:Perth, Australia
Industry:Sport & Recreation
Company size:51-200 employees
Company web site:
Comments:Established the West Australia Open Polo Tournament as a major fundraising event for the Perth Polo Club, beginning in 2010. I managed every aspect of the event including sourcing of sponsors, development of budgets and management of the event.
Job Title:Head of Social Committee, Volunteer
Job Type:Unspecified
Position Department:Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
Closest Job Role:Events / Functions
Summary:Volunteer manager of major fundraising event for Perth Polo Club, Inc.
Detailed Description:The WA Open Polo Tournament is an annual fundraising event that I initiated to raise money for the maintenance of Kings Meadow Polo Field in Guildford, WA. The field is only public factility of its kind in WA and has a long history dating back 50 years as the home for polo in WA.

Jun 2008 - Apr 2009

Company name:Free the Bears Fund Inc.
Location:Perth WA, Australia
Industry:Voluntary, Charity & Social
Company size:11-50 employees
Company web site:
Job Title:Chairman of Events Committee, Volunteer
Job Type:Unspecified
Position Department:Other
Summary:Organised the Hunter Hall Ethical Investments Free the Bears Fund gala dinner
Detailed Description:This fundraisng event was a dinner for 600 people which was hosted by Rove Mcmanus at the Convention Centre in 2009. I raised all sponsorship fund, promoted and managed the entire event, including management of 30+ volunteers. The event raised $100,000.

Jan 2001 - Aug 2005

Company name:Wildaid Inc.
Location:Washington DC, USA
Industry:Agricultural & Animals
Company size:11-50 employees
Company web site:
Comments:The former Wildaid is now two separate entities, wildaid and wildlife alliance.
Job Title:Development Director
Job Type:Full-Time
Position Department:Executive
Closest Job Role:Business Development Consultant
Summary:Head of all fundraising for an endangered species conservation fund
Detailed Description:This job involved fundriaisng from the corporate and government sectors through a combination of grant application and special event management. The events were held at embassies as well as on Capitol Hill to raise awareness of the organisation's work among the members of Congress. During my three years I raised over $6 million for Wildaid.

Aug 1995 - Sep 2001

Company name:Global Business Resources
Location:Washington, DC, USA
Company size:1-10 employees
Comments:I served as the Washiington DC representative for several clients in the infrastructure development sector. My responsibilities included sourcing international trade finance from government and multilateral finance organisations as well as attending international conferences as representative of clients
Job Title:Principal
Job Type:Self-Employed
Position Department:Marketing
Closest Job Role:Trade Marketing Consultant

Apr 1992 - Aug 1995

Company name:US Trade and Development Agency
Location:Washington DC, USA
Company size:51-200 employees
Company web site:
Job Title:Country Manager Southeast Asia
Job Type:Full-Time
Position Department:Government & Defence
Closest Job Role:Federal Government
Detailed Description:Job involved trade promotion through awarding of contracts to manage educational conferences and orientation visits by foreign procurement officials. I evaluated proposals by event management companies for each job, approximately 20 per year, and oversaw the implementation of each event.

Oct 1987 - Jan 1990

Location:New York, NY, USA
Industry:Banking & Financial Services
Company size:51-200 employees
Comments:The oldest financial management firm on Wall Street
Job Title:Marketing Assistant
Job Type:Full-Time
Position Department:Marketing
Closest Job Role:Market Research & Analysis Consultant
Summary:Assistant to two Senior Vice Presidents for Marketing
Detailed Description:Job involved market research and communication with existing and potential clients

Education & Training

Jan 1990 - Aug 1991

Institution:Garvin School of International Management
Institution Type:University
Location:Glendale Arizona, USA
Course Name:Master of Business Administration

Sep 1983 - Jun 1987

Institution:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Institution Type:University
Course Name:Bacholor of Arts
Study Units/Modules:
  • International Economics


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Personal Information

Job Seeking Status:Not Currently Looking
I am on a notice period (days):  0
I am available from:1st June 2011
Would you relocate for a job?No
Marital Status:Married
Do I have a drivers license?Yes

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