Management & Key Personnel Expertise and Experience

Click on the name to view their linkedin profiles

Mark Van Lith

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.

Debbie Van Lith

Director

Background: Debbie has worked in employment services for the past 6 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.

Luke Van Lith

Operations Manager

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 10 years Luke has managed the operation 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.

Frank Moloney

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.

Danielle Dinse

Mentor

MBA with specialisation in Change to effectively manage organisational change for success, Ba.Bus.IP, Law, Accounting, Management, Decision Support, Information Systems

Background: Dani is an executive leader with fifteen years international experience with global, Tier 1 Investment Banks and Telecoms. Dani has a successful track record delivering end-user infrastructure services to support business strategy with an emphasis on excellent customer service.

Dani delivers exceptional service outcomes and customer growth; financial savings; and engaged, productive teams. When working with organisations, Dani is proactive and responsive to align IT service with business strategy. Dani has expertise reducing cost, building quality, and effectively managing risk.

Gish Liyanage

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.

Liz Haselgrove

Trainer / Mentor

BA(Hons), Business and Languages

Background: After nearly a decade working with large multi-nationals such as National Australia Bank, Google and Burberry, Liz switched her focus to working with small businesses and entrepreneurs. Over a decade later, Liz has a passion for working with small and start-up businesses to help them to realise their dreams and create successful enterprises. She is known for her creative solutions and helping business owners to clear through the fog of “overwhelm” so that they have a clear action plan to Get Things Done.

Matthew Alexander

Trainer / Mentor

Degree in Commerce – Accounting and Finance, Certificate IV in Training & Assessment

Background: Matt worked primarily in the mining industry as a purchasing officer for various companies in WA and Queensland. In April 2015 he started his own business Wolfpack Business Services where he provides a range of accounting and business development services.

Joanne Thomas

Executive Assistant/Accounts

Reception

admin@absinstitute.com.au