Raised on welfare in a Greek migrant family, Arthur managed to excel at school. A popular student, successful athlete, school captain and dux of his final year, Arthur’s future looked promising. However a few years into an Arts/Law degree his life was a mess. Seeking fulfillment in a ‘jet-set’ lifestyle, Arthur had many negative experiences, including drug addiction and imprisonment, but ultimately managed to overcome them.
Arthur has experience as a taxi driver, men’s group facilitator, youth worker, church pastor, university lecturer, professional speaker, actor, prison program director, and featured in the general media on prison reform and youth issues. Arthur is a consultant criminologist and freelance writer and speaker. He is currently writing two books.
A graduate of Melbourne University (MA Criminology) and Winston Churchill Memorial Fellow, Arthur is a fan of Carlton in the AFL, good movies/docos/music, keeping fit and, especially, his teenage sons Demitri and Daniel.