Peter Vail

Peter Vail

Peter Vail

Sydney, Australia

Key skills

  • Bookkeeping and accounts
  • Project financial reporting
  • Computer systems development and implementation
  • Web Programming (PHP,  MySQL and HTML)
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, Word, VBA)



Accounts and Administrative Officer, APACE (Appropriate Technology for Community and Environment Inc), Sydney.(1994 – 2002)


  • Accounts and bookkeeping (also APACE VFEG 2003-present)
  • Organisational and office administration
  • Financial reporting to and liaison with donors

Terra Circle

  • Accounts, bookkeeping and administration (2005-present)

Development related computing

  • Monitoring and Evaluation and PMN (Planting Materials Network) Membership applications for Kastom Gaden Association. These are web applications programmed in PHP/MySQL.
  • Name Matching and Demography applications for Lihir Gold Community Relations. Programmed in Microsoft Access using VBA.
  • Demography, Reporting and Statistics applications for PNG Institute of Medical Research, Tari and Goroka. Programmed in Foxpro.

Commercial computing

  • Test Analyst/Developer – Data Warehouse (Housing NSW  2010-2011)
  • Test Prime/Test Analyst – Transformation, BigPond Vault and   Unified Messaging applications (Telstra BigPond 2007-2008)
  • Technical project leader/Analyst/Programmer – Systems development, maintenance and support (IBM Australia, Macquarie Bank)
  • Information Centre (End user computing and helpdesk – IBM Australia)

Other activities

  • Member Executive Committee – Community Aid Abroad (now Oxfam) NSW (1990-1991)
  • Member Community Aid Abroad Northside Group (1976-2000) – fund raising and community education
  • Alternative Technology Association (Sydney branch)  – conducted community seminars on sustainability and appropriate technology


  • B Sc (Computer Science) – University of Sydney
  • M Cognitive Science  – University of NSW


  • English (native speaker)

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