This is the personal website of @xtfer.

I am a digital services consultant, specialising in solution design, technical architecture, UX, and strategic consulting for enterprise and government-grade CMS, web application and digital publishing projects.

I speak, consult and advise government and the private sector regularly on such issues as:

  • Supporting business change through digital solutions
  • Solving public sector challenges in an online environment
  • Tackling complex digital publishing problems
  • Innovative user experience
  • Security, compliance and reliability in digital platforms
  • Universal access strategies
  • Enterprise Drupal strategy and development
  • Getting the most from your digital environment

While I am well-known for my experience with Drupal, the world’s leading open source CMS, my expertise also touches on all aspects of the digital business model, including:

  • Digital business strategies
  • Exploiting the digital economy
  • Security and compliance
  • Universal access
  • Cybersecurity
  • Content marketing
  • Open innovation
  • Cloud-hosting
  • Digital intelligence
  • SEO
  • Semantic technologies

I have particular expertise in the government, education, not-for-profit, and media/publishing sectors.

My other interests include archaeology, classic and vintage automobiles, landscape design, and modern art and architecture.

I live in Canberra, Australia.


I have extensive experience planning, implementing and working with Drupal. With more than 8 years in public sector projects, I am one of them most experienced Drupal professionals in the Asia-Pacific region. I founded and ran the highly successful DrupalGov Canberra conference in 2013, and am a co-chair of DrupalSouth in 2015.

Throughout my career, I have been the Project Lead on a range of large-scale enterprise digital publishing projects. I am currently the project lead for govCMS.


I speak regularly on open source technologies (including Drupal), user experience, and other related topics. If you would like to invite me to present, please use one of the contact options below…

Find me

I can be found on the following sites:

Code Projects

  • Nutmeg: a tool for PHP educators
  • KeyParty: A PHP key/value store wrapper, with built in flat-file JSON store
  • Nighthawk: a lightweight tool for building small PHP sites
  • Vultan: a PHP wrapper and simple ORM for MongoDB
  • My contributions to Drupal on

Hire me

If you are interested in hiring me, contacts via LinkedIn are preferred.