He left the advertising industry in the 1980s. As head of delegation to the Cannes Film Festival he signed Australia's first co-production agreements with France and the UK. Late Night Live is broadcast across Australia on ABC Radio National as well as on Radio Australia and the Internet.
In 1997 the International Astronomical Union named a minor planet orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupiter after him. He has been a successful advertising executive and film producer and has served on many boards including Greenpeace Australia Ausflag Care Australia Film Victoria Museum Australia both the Adelaide and Brisbane festivals of ideas the Montsalvat Arts Society and the Don Dunstan Foundation.