Rod has been a Phillip Island permanent resident since 1989. He is a present grandparent, and past parent, of Newhaven College students. He has been self employed for more than 40 years, with an excellent record of managing, and growing, successful businesses. He is the owner of businesses in Melbourne, Pakenham, Drouin and Phillip Island (currently employing approx. 50 Staff on Phlliip Island). His current role is as an advisor and mentor to businesses.
He is a past board member of Warley Hospital and Melaleuca Lodge and currently director of several private companies.