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I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy at Royal Holloway, University of London.

My current research focuses on military learning in NATO member countries (ESRC 2021-2024). My wider research interests, stemming from lengthy practitioner experience in the high-tech sector in Asia, lie in organizational knowledge strategy, practices and investment policy generally.


I have spent the last decade working with and researching knowledge-intensive organizations in the INGO space that perform entrepreneurship development consultancy and value chain restructuring in emerging markets, living at various times in Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya and Mozambique.

Prior to that, I worked in high-tech companies (telecoms and IT services; based in Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney) for over two decades, including 12 years in Director and C-level roles running new market entries and operations across Asia-Pacific


Ph.D. International Business, University of Sydney, Australia, 2020.   (focus: organizational knowledge practices in global organizations)

Master of International Public Policy (cum laude), Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Washington D.C., 2009.   (focus: international economic development)

Master of Applied Finance, Macquarie University, Australia 1990.  (focus: corporate investment)

Postgraduate diploma in Company Directorship from the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Sydney, 1990.

Earlier degrees in Philosophy (BA Honours - first class) and Business (MBA) from the University of Otago, New Zealand.  

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

International Business, Ph.D., The University of Sydney, Sydney Business School

1 May 20158 Aug 2020

Award Date: 8 Aug 2020

International Development, Master of International Public Policy, Johns Hopkins University

12 Mar 200821 May 2009

Award Date: 13 Jun 2009

Business, Master of Applied Finance, Macquarie University

1 Feb 19882 Nov 1990

Award Date: 2 Nov 1990

External positions

Chief Marketing Officer, Asia Pacific, Alcatel-Lucent Inc.

10 Oct 200516 Dec 2007

Executive Dirctor / COO, UCMS Ltd

1 Mar 200321 Dec 2004

CEO - Asia, Portal Software Inc. (NASDAQ)

6 Jan 200230 Jun 2003

Senior Vice President - Asia Pacific, Level 3 Communications Inc. (NASDAQ)

1 Jul 19991 Jan 2002


  • Organisational development
  • Learning and Knowledge Processes
  • Qualitative research approaches
  • Ethnography
  • Philosophy
  • Pragmatism
  • Ethics & technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Strategic management
  • New market entry
  • Innovation Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Regulatory


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