I’ve been a resident in the area for 49 years with my wife, Sue, raising our family and now enjoy helping with the grandsons.
During my working life, I held senior positions in both the South Australia Police and Australian Federal Police for 44 years, then had my first attempt at retirement in 2011, (which wasn’t successful, even though I helped sail a 40-foot yacht back to Australia from Mexico) because I ended up working in the funeral industry, then for the Department of Environment and Water and Natural Resources, managing their Hazards Management Team, undertook a project for the Rural City of Murray Bridge facilitating a safe community task force, and a further project for the City of Port Adelaide Enfield developing their Community Emergency Management Plan.
So now in retirement, I continue to have a sense of purpose as a councillor by representing this community. I call it “positive ageing”. I regularly walk around Aberfoyle Park, Flagstaff Hill and visit the Frank Smith Park and Minkarra dog park with Tessa (our Dalmatian), so please stop for a chat. She’ll do the introduction, often with a big smile and lots of enthusiasm.