Director of Adult Education in Tasmania for 15 years, having been appointed in 1954. He is the author of "An affirming flame: adventures in continuing education" published in 1987. In 1966 he spent 6 months in Ethiopia as UNESCO's consultant to the Government and as an advisor on the implementation of a Campaign Against Illiteracy. He returned in 1967 to implement the proposals he made at the end of his first visit. Following his retirement he was appointed Chief Technical Advisor to a Unesco assisted Literacy Project in Africa. In 1971 he was working in the Unesco Headquarters in Paris.