Regional Economic Cooperation Economist
Visiting Fellow, Australia Vietnam Policy Institute
Looking for interesting part-time professional and volunteer consulting and advisory opportunities anywhere , and especially in Southeast Asia.
More than three decade’s experience learning about economic development, regulatory reform, and economic integration issues in Asia and the Pacific, providing consulting services for for national and multilateral development and research organisations.
As part-time economic advisor to research and planning agencies and regional institutions in Asia, I advise on economic development planning and policies, and regulatory, trade and investment reforms. Engagement with regional economic groupings (e.g., ASEAN, RCEP and the GMS initiative) has provided me valuable opportunities to work with leading thinkers in Asia.
In addition to economic consulting reports, outreach publications, conference and working papers, and book chapters (e.g. contributions to the Viet Nam 2035 report), and co-authored Viet Nam: a transition tiger? published by ANU's Asia Pacific Press. Click here for details.
My formal education includes a Masters Degree in Economics from the Australian National University, and an Honors Degree in Agriculture Economics from the University of New England.
A member of the Australian Institute for Company Directors (since 2007), I am interested in approaches to improving public sector and corporate governance in Viet Nam and Asia.
As a member of the Board of the United Nations School (UNIS, Hanoi), I chaired the UNIS Governance Committee. I was also an adviser to AIESEC (Foreign Trade University, Hanoi).
From a farming family, I maintain a strong interest in rural development issues.
Pastimes include cycling, reading, trekking, yoga, travel, food and wine.
Economic growth and equity, trade, regional economic cooperation and development policy and planning studies.
Country, program, and thematic planning and evaluation.
Private sector, investment, regulation and state enterprise reform.
Regional and rural economic development.
Environmental and resource management policy analysis.
Governance and capacity building.
Political economy of economic reform and development.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
High level stakeholder engagement and communication skills
Established high level networks in Asia and Australia.
Negotiation, capacity building and leadership skills.
Writing, communications, and computer skills.
Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Caribbean, China, Egypt, Fiji, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam.
1986 Master of Economics, Australian National University.
1982 Bachelor of Agric. Economics (Hon.), University of New England.
1975 Farm Technology Certificate, Albury Technical College.
Short-term training in strategic planning, evaluation, corporate governance, board skills, and communications.
Asian Studies Association
Australian Institute of Company Directors.
World Economics Association.
(Former) AIESEC Board of Advisors, U. of Foreign Trade, Hanoi.
(Former) Member, Board of Directors (and former Chair of Governance Committee) United Nations International School of Hanoi
Multilateral institutions (ADB, UN and the World Bank)
Government agencies and non-government organizations (NGOs).
Research institutes or organisations.