Regional Director
 Commonwealth Secretariat – Commonwealth Youth Programme, Pacific Centre

Solomon Islands

Worked as a a cadet reporter for the Solomon Islands Government Information Service in 1978 doing general news writing, court and parliamentary reporting as well as accompanying government diginatories such as the Governor General and the Prime Minister on provincial tours to collect provincial news and report on these tours. Also did a women's column for the government's weekly newspaper.

Was the youth representative on the Solomon Islands YWCA. Left the government and joined the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation (SIBC) doing population radio skits for an UNFPA project then did community radio programmes and sports reporting and a women's radio programme. My involvement with the YWCA progressed to being involved with other women's organisations such as the Solomon Islands National Council of Women (SINCW).

I left the SIBC in 1984 and joined the SINCW as General Secretary. Responsible for setting up provincial councils of women which enabled provincial women to raise issues such as alcohol abuse and violence against women to provincial governments to address. This resulted in the taking away of alcohol outlet licenses as alcohol intake by men was a major catalyst for violence against women. Also assisted villages to secure piped water supplies to be installed in their villages ending long treks to rivers to carry water back to their villages. Also assisted provincial women to be appointed into provincial governments as well as the Honiara Town Council.

Left to study at Charles Sturt University from 1989 to 2002. Returned and worked for the Save the Children Australia as a communications officer and then became the first local Country Programme Manager. Left SCA in 2001 to contest the National General Elections in Solomon Islands. Lost by one vote.

Left Solomon Islands in 2003 for Fiji to work with the then UNDP based Regional Rights Resource Team (RRRT) as a Human Rights Trainer working in Fiji, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Samoa and Tuvalu. Left Fiji at the end of 2005 for the Solomons. Took up employment with the Commonwealth Youth Programme Pacific Centre as Regional Director at the beginning of 2007.