Geoff is a Senior Consultant specialising in international deployment training and preparation. A specialist in the design of practical scenario-based learning, Geoff delivers both online and in-person programs. Geoff has delivered deployment training programs to clients including the Australian Federal Police, Department of Defence, and Department of Home Affairs. He has completed diplomatic postings in the Philippines, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and China (twice), and has undertaken risk, integrity, and capacity development related projects in countries as diverse as Indonesia, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, Papua New Guinea and Fiji.
With a wealth of expertise achieving positive outcomes in challenging overseas environments with competing values and ethics, Geoff’s particular field of interest lies in de-mystifying cultural attitudes to appropriate behaviour. He is able to bring cultural effectiveness theory to life through his experience of how to build and leverage relationships in complex and challenging international settings.
Geoff’s experience is grounded in his earlier career in the Queensland Police Service in areas such as intelligence, fraud investigations, and counter-terrorism.
His qualifications include a BA Asian Studies, a Graduate Certificate in Migration Law, a Diploma in Government Investigations and a Diploma of Fraud Control. He speaks conversational Mandarin Chinese and Indonesian.