Damian has had leadership roles in the health, housing, community development and transport sectors in New South Wales and Victoria. His work has been focused on tackling social, economic, health inequity.
Damian has developed and implemented many programs to narrow the gap between disadvantaged communities and the rest of the state, including as the first Director of Neighbourhood Renewal with the Department of Human Services. He has initiated many place based interventions to build community capacity through partnerships with community, businesses and the philanthropic sectors.
Damian has a Masters of Applied Science (Social Ecology), a Post Graduate Diploma in Conflict Resolution, a Bachelor of Theology and completed the Executive Fellows Program at the Australia New Zealand School of Government.