Trevor comes with a wealth of experience in development, management and leadership. He has worked over 20 years in the non-profit and public sector, and has developed extensive experience in non-profit strategic management and leadership, community development, professional facilitation and non-profit consulting, and the design and administration of high quality programs and services. Trevor is committed to building positive and inclusive teams and organizations, and focuses his professional life on enabling the potential of underserved and underprivileged communities.
As Program Manager for VSA he has worked in Kiribati, Tuvalu and now Vanuatu.
He served as Program Director of Educo Africa developing transformational leadership and self-development programs. His work in youth leadership, offender diversion, and wilderness therapy was featured in the documentary: Vision to Dream. He has also worked in South East Asia as the Director of Programme Operations for the Jump Foundation, Aoraki Polytechnic, Dep of Corrections, Make a Wish Foundation and Auckland City Mission.
Trevor holds a postgraduate degree in education and qualifications in Management, Leadership and Governance, Health and Safety, Coaching, Sustainable Development Practice, and is a Wilderness First Responder.
He has lived experience of survival, marginalization and oppression having grown up in Apartheid South Africa, and as a political activist. He has over 30 years’ experience as a high altitude mountaineer with summit attempts on 6 continents. He represented South Africa on the 1998 Mount Everest Expedition.
He is an award winning social and environmental activist with many fundraising and publicity events, including founding Project Kilimanjaro, the Peninsula Paddle, and On the Edge Campaign. He has helped develop the Luganville Eilte Referee Academy and launched the Soccer4Kids Program in Vanuatu that serves over 100 children ages 4-12 years.
Trevor is a global citizen committed to social and environmental change and dedicates his life to helping others achieve their Highest Potential.