Having lived, educated, worked and volunteered in the local area all my life, I bring my extensive knowledge and experience of the various community groups, businesses and residents. As an entrepreneur I commenced trading in cotton textiles from Asia. I achieved much success when I gained agencies from the USA, Ireland and Canada expanding to supplying Australasia. I purchased a commercial property that was ideally located on the Princes Highway at St Peters, where we brought in containers and manufactured table and bed linen on site. After 20 years I was approached by a multinational and sold successfully.