Ron Lawler has been a manager in state and federal governments in Australia since 1992. Prior to that he lived and worked in a remote area for four years where he managed an Aboriginal community-controlled NGO supporting their return to their traditional, homeland country. After University graduation he worked 15 years as a full time, voluntary worker with IofC in India, South East Asia, Europe and Canada. He maintains a particular interest in Indonesia and is still learning the language. As a strategic, community service planner, a budget and contract manager, he has been engaged in innovative responses to homelessness, child protection, family strengthening and diversion of Aboriginal young men from the criminal justice system. He is currently serving on the International Council of Initiatives of Change as Treasurer.