Updated October 2019.
I’m a world traveller who has two sisters (Kara Gauci and Lana Cairns) and one brother (Reagan Burgess). I’m passionate about travelling as I love experiencing this amazing planet. So far I’ve explored 71 countries including sleeping under the stars (and sun it, was summer not winter!) next to penguins on the Antartica continent 🙂
I play tennis for the Mt Carmel Tennis Club in Sunbury, regularly playing with my brother Reagan and sister Kara.
My father died when I was teenager still at school which has had and continue to have a profound impact on me.
I love spending time with my nieces and nephews; Andrew and Erin Gauci, and Harry and Darby Cairns. I was lucky enough to take Andrew on a world experience when he finished his Year 12 studies – South America, USA and New Zealand 2009-2010 World Trip. I’m planning on a world trip with my niece Erin when she finishes High School in 2024.
I’m an Director working for the Commonwealth of Australia achieving more in my working life then I thought possible. My job has let me travel around Australia and work with some fascinating people.
I overcome my fear of public speaking and I have now delivered in excess of 300 presentations to lawyers and accountants in every state and territory. I previously mentored young Australians under the Doxa Cadet Program.
I’ve been extremely lucky in life with work, friendships and experiences. I’ve worked with some brilliant and even inspiring people.
I try to remember how important it is to give something back. I believe long lasting happiness comes from helping others but as humans we lose sight of that for the ‘moment’ of happiness looking after ourselves.
I continue to struggle with weight issues, I very much understand that I’m not perfect and not always mentally balanced (highs v lows) but I attempt to work on these things. I mostly try to be a good brother, uncle and friend and I value very highly loyalty to my friends and colleagues.