From 1998 to 2013 he was Chief Executive Officer of Southern Cross Care (Western Australia) Inc., a leading aged care organisation providing residential care, home and community care and a range of seniors’ accommodation. In that role he oversaw the construction and redevelopment of aged care facilities, retirement villages, day centres and affordable housing projects. Previously he had held CEO positions in the not-for-profit sector and was a senior executive in the public sector having been a regional director of health in two Australian states. He also worked for 10 years as a tenured academic at UK and Australian universities.