I’m passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people. Finding ways to engage and connect with youth is something that inspires me every day.
One of the things that really drives me is a project called A Few Good Men. It’s essentially a men’s revolution, a movement aimed at getting us men to take total ownership of the way we treat women.
Violence against women is one of the great unspoken tragedies of our time and the amazing thing about it is that it can only be fixed by one group in society – men! Read more about A Few Good Men – can you handle the truth?
I run lifeskills programs for elite sporting teams, schools and community groups. I also work with these organisations in other ways. Here’s part 1 of a 3 part documentary film I produced for Surfing Australia, tackling the issue of illicit drugs in a way that tries to engage with youth.
I graduated from Brisbane State High School in 1986 and then a Commerce degree in Australia before going on to a postgraduate scholarship at Oxford University (Keble College) where I was lucky enough to win two Cricket Blues. I played a bit of first-class cricket, was a professional League cricketer for 12 years and I’m now based in Brisbane where I live with my young family.
I write for various magazines, newspapers and websites and I’m a regular panellist on 612ABC Radio Evenings show every Monday night @ 8 pm. You can also listen to Steve Austin’s ‘Up Close and Personal’ interview with me on ABC Radio from 2011.
If you’re into cricket, you’ll see my blog for Wisden Cricinfoon the The Cordon blog.
I’m also a wildlife ranger/guide in Africa and take clients on exciting conservation/charity focused safaris with my business, Barefoot in Africa.
My life’s been a series of lucky coincidences all joined up together!