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Brad is the founder of Welcome to Australia, a national movement uniting NGOs, high-profile Australians, political leaders, businesses, the public sector and many individuals in cultivating a culture of welcome for asylum seekers, refugees and other new arrivals to Australia. In 2014, Welcome to Australia was awarded the National Migration and Settlement Award for Settlement Innovation.

In 2014, Brad was awarded Citizen of the Year for the City of Charles Sturt and the national Award for Muslim and Non-Muslim Understanding by the International Centre for Muslim and Non-Muslim Understanding and the Australia Day Council. 

In 2012, Brad was named as a People of Australia Ambassador by Prime Minister Julia Gillard for his work promoting multiculturalism and social cohesion, won a Governor's Multicultural Award (Individual) and was a State finalist in the Australian of the Year Awards (Local Hero).

Brad is the founder and Convenor of the Family and Domestic Violence Advocacy Network, a network for around 20 organisations who, among other collective actions, coordinate the annual Adelaide White Ribbon March. 

Brad is also the Founder and Campaigns Director of One Community SA, an organisation that mobilises South Australian organisations individuals for progressive and inclusive social change. He works as a consultant for Anglicare SA and World Vision Australia and is on the Board ofCommon Grace and Food for Education.

Brad is the Pastor of Activate Church, is married to Rachel and has three children.