G’Day, I’m Ralph and was born and raised on a farm in western Victoria. I joined the RAAF as an apprentice and served for a period of just over 20 years all on the eastern seaboard of Australia although I did see many countries, particularly in SE Asia during that time. I am a qualified Aircraft Maintenance Engineer.
On leaving the Airforce I began a career as a Facilities Manager where I spent over 22 years within the retail sector mainly in Melbourne and a 3 year stint in Launceston. Retail was punctuated with 8 years as the Facilities Manager of the Victorian Arts Centre, a time I enjoyed immensely. I am a certified Facility Management Practitioner with the FMA and also hold International accreditation with IFMA.
My final stint in the workforce was as a Project Manager for a P-12 College in Melbourne’s west where I delivered 7 major buildings in 5 ½ years totalling $27M.
Lois and I have always loved Tassie and purchased land here in Port Sorell in 2003, building in 2007, living here for a couple of years, back to Melbourne for 8 years and finally retiring here in late 2018.
Love this place!