I am a criminal and human rights lawyer, a retired British Army officer, a former terrorism and war crimes prosecutor, a professional speaker, published author and mother of triplet boys!
After starting life as a criminal defence lawyer and youngest ever Federal prosecutor in Perth, I moved to the UK in 1998 where I eventually commissioned as a Legal Officer in the British Army in 2001.
In a terrifying ordeal that garnered worldwide attention, along with a male colleague, I assisted with the rescue of two SAS soldiers from Iraqi insurgents in Basra. My male colleague received a Military Cross for outstanding bravery, while my part in the incident was covered up by the British Army and Government. In a fight for justice I brought a landmark discrimination case against the UK Ministry of Defence, and won.
I went on to become a Crown Advocate in the British Counter Terrorism Division, which saw me prosecuting Al Qaeda terrorists, hate crimes and advising on war crimes prosecutions in The Hague.
I have recently written and published my memoir, "Equal Justice", which is a story about strength, resilience, courage, conviction and determination. An Australian/UK feature film is shortly to be made about my life.
I have been the keynote speaker at events organised by American Chamber of Commerce, Woodside Energy, Harrier Human Capital, Friends of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Master Builders Association Women in Construction and Building, University of Western Australia and Penrhos College.
I speak English, French, Spanish and Arabic, have run the London marathon for charity, undertaken human rights and community aid work in the Middle East, South America, United Kingdom and Australia, and am a mother to 4 year old triplet boys, my biggest challenge yet!