The development sector in Southern Africa has provided a most stimulating and challenging environment for the past 30 years where I have operated as a project management and sustainable development consultant on many complex and multi-disciplinary projects and programmes. This backdrop has provided an invaluable terrain where I have gained significant experience in a wide spectrum of projects, ranging from development planning studies, large scale land reform and public housing, infrastructure delivery improvement programmes, labour intensive construction, organic farming projects, agri-business, ecovillage designs, and, teaching Permaculture and Design for Sustainability.
My academic and professional credentials are a BSc Building Management (1986) and an MSc Construction Management (1994) from the former University of Natal, Durban; a Diploma of Applied Permaculture Design from the British Permaculture Association (2010); and, professional membership of the Chartered Institute of Building since 2001.
As a promoter of sustainable design, I am passionate about sustainable development and teach an internationally recognized Permaculture Design Course (PDC) that is accredited by the Permaculture Research Institute (PRI Australia and worldwide) and the British Permaculture Association. I am also a certified trainer for and teach the Ecological and Design Studio Dimensions for the online Gaia Education Design for Sustainability (GEDS) at www.gaiaeducation.org. Some of my Permaculture projects are contained on my website at www.permaculture2012.co.za, with some new project updates in the making. Our family relocated from South Africa to Italy in September 2018 to pursue opportunities in sustainability in the EU.