Greg is in his 30th year of working at SCIA where he started as an Information Officer, before being promoted to Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer 10 years ago.
Greg is also a member of government, non-government and community committees which help to influence policies and procedures that improve services for people with a disability.
The committees cover the areas of transport, health, information, telecommunication, assistive technology, housing and the performing arts. Greg has also assisted with the disability awareness and access training of new drivers to the WAT service.
Greg’s father also drove Taxis for 30 years, so he has a broad understanding of the Taxi industry.
1. How do you think your colleagues describe you?
That would depend on who you asked.
2. Do you have any skills or talents that others do not know about?
I can use a toothpick for my front teeth hands free by holding the toothpick with my lips.
3. Tell me your three pet peeves?
People without a disability using the designated parking spaces for people with a disability (even if the Mobility Parking Sticker is displayed).
Impatient drivers (mostly P platers) who overtake aggressively, who then ironically are awaiting at traffic lights on red.
Wheelchair accessible taxi (WAT) drivers who do not move the seats in Toyota Taragos to set up the WAT properly, especially drivers who claim they were not shown in training, but the instruction label warning is displayed.
4. What 3 words would describe you?
Determined - Talkative - Good-Humoured.
5. How do you want people to remember you?
As a man of principles; not afraid to pursue an issue to ensure it is addressed to benefit the community and willing to share my knowledge and/or information to help all people.
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