Rod was employed as the Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer with the Northcote Police Complex. Rod was previously employed at VACCA for 12 years and was instrumental in implementing the Lakidjeka ACSASS program across the state. Rod has also been employed at VALS and ACES. Rod has been a VACCA Board member for the past 2 years and was previously on the Board for 7 years. Rod has also served on the Board of a number of Aboriginal organisations including VACSAL, AALI and Chair of the Taungurung Clans Aboriginal Corporation.