resume

Summary of professional experience and qualifications

Personal details

Office: Brunswick Vic 3056 Australia

Telephone: +613 9380 8555

Skype: +613 9028 8254

Mobile: +614 1855 6912

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Drivers Licence: Yes

Working with children check: Yes

Passport holder: Yes (Australian and British)

education

B.Ed. (SMDR), Melbourne State College and Melbourne University, 1977

GradDipCurric, Melbourne CAE, 1985

CertBusFac, BCL Sydney and ANTA, 1997

GradCert Man, Deakin University, 1998

Judged professionally qualified to become a member of the Australian Institute of Training and Development, 1992

Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (by invitation), 2011

Fellow of the Australian Society of Association Executives, 2004

Honorary Life Member of the Australasian Society of Association Executives, 2013

Honorary Life Member of the Mathematical Association of Victoria, 2016

affiliations and interests

Committee member, Treasurer (2017-2019, Chair (2019-2022), Victorian Adoption Network for Information and Self Help (VANISH), 2017 to present

Volunteer visitor to Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation (MITA) for the Brigidine Asylum Seekers Projecy (BASP), 2016 to present

Volunteer assistant tour guide with Brunswick Community History Group's Sydney Road History Walks, 2022 to present

President, Council of Professional Teaching Associations of Victoria, 2013 to 2016

Member, Australasian Society of Association Executives Victorian Chapter Committee, 2003 to 2013.

Director and President Australasian Society of Association Executives, 2007 to 2012

Appointed by Moreland City Council to the Moreland Arts Board, 2000 to 2009

Director and Company Secretary Performing Arts Morelend, 2007 to 2013

Community representative on the Moreland Community Medical Service Advisory Committee, 1999 to 2006.

School Councillor and  President (1998-2007)  Brunswick Secondary College, (previously Box Hill High School, 1973, Sunshine West High School, 1979 to 1981, Brunswick East High School, 1988 to 1990), 1997 to 2007.

Director, Australian and New Zealand Association of Business Incubators (ANZABI), 1997 to 2001.

Director, Association of Development Executives, Victoria (ADEV), 1996 to 2002.

Member and Executive Officer, Area Consultative Committee for inner Melbourne for the Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business, 1996 to August 1999.

Appointed by the Minister to the Central Western Metropolitan Council of Adult and Further Education, 1995 to 1997.

Mayor, City of Brunswick, 1989 to 1990

Municipal Councillor, City of Brunswick (Justice of the Peace, Commissioner, Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works Northern 1990-1991 Chairperson of the Brunswick Energy Board 1991 and member of the North West Regional Advisory Committee for Community Services Victoria until 1990), 1987 to 1992.

President, Debaters Association of Victoria, 1981 to 1982.

employment

  • Chief Executive Officer, Mathematical Association of Victoria, September 2002 to July 2016
  • Chairman, Mountain Goat Beer Pty Ltd, December 1999 to 2011
  • Management of Pryor Knowledge as a fulltime practice offering consultancy services in employment and economic development, education and training, market research, strategic planning and business plan development. The practice also specialised in association, project and event management. Two key contracts were with the Meetings Industry Association of Australia (a secretariat and business planning services) and coordination of the Moreland Community Enterprise Centre (a project Simon Pryor conceived and successfully promoted to the City of Moreland), The practice provided employment to two staff and occasional project work to a range of associates, August 1999 to September 2002
  • Economic development for inner Melbourne, first as Manager, Economic Development, the Inner Metropolitan Regional Association (IMRA), then as a Director and CEO of the Employment and Economic Development Corporation Limited (EEDC), the Area Consultative Committee for inner Melbourne and the Southside Business Centre Limited (S.B.C.), a business incubator, Nov. 1993 to 25 August 1999
  • Professional development for the engineering work force, first as Education Officer, then as Manager, Victoria, Engineering Education Australia (EEA), 1991 to Nov. 1993
  • Policy Officer, Project Development, in the Curriculum Projects Section of the School Programs Division, Office of Schools Administration, Ministry of Education, 1988 to 1990
  • Lecturer 2-3, Centre for Program Evaluation (Trained as an evaluator by Dr John Owen as the principal worker for the 1989 Commonwealth funded, Australia wide, Arts for Youths Sake evaluation project), 1987 to 1988
  • Professional Development Officer, Ministry of Education, 1985 to 1987
  • Executive Officer, Victorian Association for Drama in Education and coordinator for the 1984 National Drama in Education conference, 1981 to 1984
  • Secondary Assistant Class Teacher, Drama, English, History and Media Studies, 1978 to 1982
  • National Convener, Festival of Australian Student Theatre, 1975 to 1976
  • Tram Conductor, Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board, 1976