He has worked in the human services sector for 30 years, supporting people through emergency relief, family support, youth, homelessness, child care, mental health and disability services. He has worked in service delivery, management and support roles in Victoria, Pakistan and Western Australia. A commitment to evidence-informed practice and continually improving performance and impact has increasingly led Ric into the practice of outcomes measurement.
Ric is also a committee member for The Well of Life Vision Inc. (TWOLV), a small WA charity that has been supporting widows and young people in Telangana, India, since 2010. TWOLV aims to support communities to develop higher standards of aged care and more effective support for young people.
We asked Ric a few questions about SIMNA and the 2018 Awards:
- What do you like about SIMNA?
What I like about SIMNA is it provides opportunities relating to social impact measurement: to meet people who share my passion, and who I would probably not otherwise meet; to broaden my horizons and see different perspectives; to receive support in my journey and give support to others in their journey.
- Why are the SIMNA Awards important to you?
The SIMNA Awards are important to me because they make more visible the work that is happening to progress social impact measurement in Australia.
Ric is one of three judges assessing the ‘Social Impact Measurement Changemaker’ category in this year’s SIMNA Awards.