What we do matters to people...'
Making a difference in people’s lives is a very rewarding experience for <strong>Pacific Islands Trade & Invest (PT&I)</strong> Sydney, Knowledge and Information Manager Chris Brimble.<!--more--> He has worked for PT&I for the past eight years.
<a href="https://pacifictradeinvest.com/PTI/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/rsz_chris_brimble_photo.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-7102" src="https://pacifictradeinvest.com/PTI/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/rsz_chris_brimble_photo.jpg" alt="rsz_chris_brimble_photo" width="138" height="104" /></a>“What we do, matters to people. We aren’t just selling a product -- we are actually making a real difference to real people. This is incredibly rewarding,” he says.
Before joining PT&I Sydney he worked as a Research Librarian. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications.
“My role in PT&I is communication orientated, so there was a continued narrative in my career,” says Chris.
One of Chris’s roles as the Knowledge and Information Manager is to create websites for clients. But he says the single greatest challenge is that many clients struggle to find good internet access.
“I create websites and design logos for clients, and without the ability to send images back and forth it creates real challenges. Many of our clients struggle to find good internet access. In some of the smaller islands internet access can be either very expensive, or simply not accessible.
But it’s not all doom and gloom. He recently enjoyed working with World Hotel Link in Vanuatu creating websites for tour operators. It gave him insights into the various problems business operators’ experienced.
“It gave me an on the ground understanding of some of the incredible hurdles business owners in this part of the world face. It made me determined to do what I can to assist.
But seeing pictures of the aftermath of Cyclone Pam has now given Chris new meaning as he knows some of the places that were left devastated.
This year Chris will focus on streamlining the internal processes of all PT&I offices.
He is also taking the lead on the creation of a new website for the PT&I network.
“I intend to be as inclusive as possible and aim to achieve an outcome that will boost our performance in Pacific Island trade assistance,” he says.