About Rick

I know Banyule well having lived and studied in the local area most of my life.

I attended Loyola Secondary College and was an active member of the Diamond Valley Eagles Basketball Association. I continue to support a range of local community groups including the Watsonia RSL.

My wife and I live in the Dunvegan estate in Macleod adjacent to the Gresswell Forest Reserve. We are raising two daughters and our eldest attends Bundoora Primary School.

I have qualifications in finance, accounting and economics. I bring strong financial experience through my work as a Finance Director in a large metropolitan health service. I worked as a management consultant for an international accounting firm for 10 years where I provided financial and strategic advice to large public and private organisations. I also bring a solid understanding of the workings of government through previous work with the Victorian Government and the Federal Government in a strategic policy role.

I draw on my financial experience to ensure sound management of Council programs to maintain and deliver quality local services and infrastructure while minimising rate increases.