Community Cultivator and Facilitator
Civic & Social Organization | Adelaide Area, Australia, AU
I cultivate collaborative communities. I view community as an organising principle, through which people enable one another to achieve what they couldn't alone. Community will be a decisive factor in how well we address the complex challenges of a changing, interconnected world - challenges that demand collective action.
I combine two streams of experience, one with collaborative communities and startups, and the other in public sector performance analysis. I apply a mathematics background to understand human networks and systems. Entrepreneurial experience means I work with people to get things done. These diverse ingredients are a base for leading genuine, systemic impact.
The conditions are right for Adelaide's collaborative innovation ecosystem to flower - I am helping to shape and grow it.
I am establishing a business that combines commercial work with partners who want to work in networked ways, while contributing my skills to the local ecosystem. I am making connections to work collectively to foster a more thriving society.
I moved from Sydney to Victoria to complete the state public service graduate program at the start of 2010, with a substantive position in performance analysis at the audit office. I have since left that position and moved to Adelaide where I see opportunity to contribute most to the flowering of the collaborative ecosystem.