Before Nous, Ziggy worked in industry. He worked in the resources, power and industry team at AECOM, a Fortune 500 engineering consultancy, and also with a multinational miner on data analytics and project management as part of the asset management team. He was also a University of Queensland Excellence Scholarship recipient, and during his studies he completed three rural placements in open and underground mines in the Bowen Basin. He served on the UQ Board of Directors (Senate), representing undergraduate students.
Ziggy enjoys playing social touch football and soccer and spending time with friends. He also hikes, a hobby he developed while living in Canada for a year.