Management & Key Personnel Expertise and Experience
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Managing Director – Business Services
Cert MBA (spec. in Small Business Mgmt & Operations Mgmt), Graduate Cert in Business Mgmt, Cert in Marketing Mgmt, Sales Mgmt & Executive Mgmt Development, Cert IV in Training & Assessment, Diploma of Accounting.
Background: For over 15 years Mark Van Lith has been in the role as State Manager with various corporations involved in manufacturing, wholesaling importing/exporting & business services. During this time he maintained responsibility for Business Development, Sales, Marketing and Operations Management. These are core functions of business that determine the financial success and ongoing viability for any business.
His career started in the retail FMCG industry and continued with the start up and development of a family small business enterprise in manufacturing as a wholesaler. This provided relevant experience and understanding of the processes and issues involved in building your own business. Added to this Mark completed 6 years with AC Nielsen in market research and with it’s parent company Dun & Bradstreet covering financial and credit management.
Background: Debbie has worked in employment services for the past 10 years with additional experience gained prior to this in various management roles within the retail and hospitality industries. She has worked as a Marketing Consultant & Job Coach with PAGES (Providers of Australian Government Employment Services) specifically helping people with disabilities and those who are Highly Disadvantaged to find worthwhile employment.
Diploma of Business, Certificate IV in Small Business Management (Central Tafe), Certificate IV in Business Sales, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Background: Luke started out in logistics where he worked for a prominent West Australian mining company. He was in charge of coordinating Sea Freight shipments between Australia, Africa and Asia. For the past 12 years Luke has managed the operations of the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) and has overseen the commencement of hundreds of businesses. During this time he has built extensive knowledge of the program and a keen understanding of what makes a successful business.
Trainer / Mentor
Diploma of Transport Management, Cert IV in Small Business Management, Cert IV in Training & Assessment, Group Instructional Techniques, Course Design & Evaluation, Competency Based Assessment
Background: Frank has been a professional trainer for 25 years covering over 60 different courses ranging from rail operations, rail safety, employment services, traineeships, front line staff to managerial training. He also had his own RTO training business for 10 years delivering Nationally recognised training courses.
Having completed the NEIS program himself, he has had an association with the program for the last 20 years, conducting the NEIS training for three different providers. Frank has a very sound record in turning people from un-employed to successfully self–employed.
Trainer / Mentor
Masters in Business Administration (International Business), Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management / Finance, Diploma of Banking and Finance, Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
Background: Gish has over 13 years experience as a Human resources manager, trainer and mentor. He has worked as a tutor at the University of Western Australia in Australian Employment Relations and International Management. He has a wealth of knowledge and has worked in many different industries including telecommunications, IT, outsourcing, accounting and Oil & Gas.
Diploma in Patisserie and Bakery and an Advanced Diploma in Further Education, Cert IV in Management & Compliance, Cert IV in Small Business Management and Cert IV in Training & Assessment.
Background: Fiona worked for many years in the UK in the Catering Industry working throughout Europe and France and along side some famous Chefs and for the Royal Family. After 8 years as a Lecturer in Bakery and Patisserie and starting her own business Fiona’s Fancies. Fiona and her family migrated to Australia in 2013 bringing her business with her. Whilst still running her business Fiona also trains and mentors new businesses through the NEIS program using her past and current knowledge to inspire and teach future small businesses in WA.