I manage various law and justice sector projects in the Asia Pacific region including Coffey’s support to the Australian Federal Police (AFP). Aimed at enhancing the capacity of respective local police services, these projects are somewhat unique as the AFP is not only our direct client but also our implementing partner.My relationship with the AFP is underpinned by a 30 year career in the law and justice sector, particularly within domestic and international policing.
Understanding the client’s needs helps me to represent Coffey effectively and also assists me to manage our advisory teams who support AFP projects.The AFP has also been engaging me as Coffey’s police, law and justice specialist to perform independent evaluations of their police capacity building initiatives and studies of recipient police agencies to identify development requirements.
As a former Superintendent of Forensic Services with Western Australia Police I supported the AFP by leading responses to disaster and terrorist incidents in Indonesia and Thailand. Acting as an adviser on the Coffey-managed Pacific Regional Policing Initiative (PRPI) and Pacific Police Development Program (PPDP) provided the foundation for my current role. I have now provided technical and project management services for a range of clients spanning 20 countries across Asia, the Pacific and Africa. Projects managed include the Alternative Dispute Resolution Project (World Bank and Judiciary of Tanzania), the Pacific Island Chiefs of Police Conference Micronesia, an Independent Review of the Samoa Australia Policing Partnership (AFP) and Organisational Performance Studies of Police Agencies in both the Republic of Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia. Recent projects managed include the Timor-Leste Police Development Program (TLPDP), the Justice Initiatives Facilitation Fund (JIFF) in Vietnam (European Commission and the Danish International Development Agency - Danida) and the Papua New Guinea – Australia Policing Partnership (AFP).
My work with Coffey is personally rewarding because it enables me to contribute to giving people in developing countries better access to justice.