He is General Manager of Aotearoa Resettled Community Coalition and is a professional community advocate and educator. He is an uplifting director and community solution focus, a visionary change-maker with clear objectives, and well-developed strategic thinking. A well-respected advisor in the New Zealand Resettlement/Settlement sector. For his contribution and commitment to serve others to achieve integration and belonging outcomes. A South Sudanese New Zealander, a first-generation, he has strong advocacy leadership and management capabilities that are driven by human values and a human rights approach to community issues.
He was a recipient of the New Zealand Red Cross resettlement sector award. He received a Certificate of Appreciation from Unitec Institute of Technology for his ongoing contribution to fieldwork education to enhance student learning. He is a fellow of the New Zealand Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and was awarded a Local Hero Medal and Certificate of Achievement for New Zealander of the Year in 2016.