With more than 20 years experience working in the community services sector, Trish brings a depth of knowledge of culture and government practices across the Asia Pacific region, with solid networks and in-depth knowledge of the challenges of development in Asia/South Pacific/African regions. She has been a part of successful aid projects performed in PNG, Vanuatu, Philippines, Thailand, Mauritius and South Africa. Trish was the co-founder and CEO of a not for profit, giving her management and strategic leadership expertise. This role included programme development work with indigenous communities seeking to increase economic development through sectors such as education, employment and economic sector. More recently, Trish has been involved in both Federal and State Government elections and processes. Trish is currently an MBA candidate and she has published work in PHD research.