Robert Hanan Port Dou­glas

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

I moved from Syd­ney to Whyan­beel in 2004 with my wife of 30 years Gail Shaw. I grew up in Melbourne and stud­ied agri­cul­tural science and psy­chol­ogy at UNE. I trav­elled ex­ten­sively in the fol­low­ing years in Europe and North Africa.

I have worked in ado­les­cent care pro­grams for dis­ad­van­taged kids in Lon­don, in IT as an or­gan­i­sa­tion and meth­ods an­a­lyst/pro­gram­mer for the multi-national com­puter man­u­fac­turer NCR Corp and then as a teacher in Rome and Beirut. I have Dip TEFL from the Ac­cademia Bri­tan­nica in Rome where I also worked in com­mu­nity theatre.

In 1984 I joined my wife’s cor­po­rate com­mu­ni­ca­tions com­pany in Syd­ney and for the next 20 years acted as a con­sul­tant.

For four years I was a board mem­ber of Dar­ling House Aged Care, Syd­ney, a com­mu­nity-run aged care fa­cil­ity.

Dur­ing my time in Dou­glas I have been vice pres­i­dent of LIPS, pres­i­dent of the Dou­glas Shire Sus­tain­abil­ity Group, mem­ber of the Dou­glas Ad­vi­sory Board and a mem­ber of the Dou­glas Wa­ter Ref­er­ence Group.

In 2011, I was ap­pointed by GBRMPA as chair of the Dou­glas Lo­cal Marine Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee. I have also worked on var­i­ous projects with Ter­rain NRM and am cur­rently in­volved in a pro­ject with Ja­bal­bina Cor­po­ra­tion. As a found­ing mem­ber of FODS I have been on its steer­ing com­mit­tee and acted as a spokesper­son for the past six years.


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