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Executive Summary

Experienced leader combining over 20 years of experience in the design industry with a decade of education and training leadership. This unique combination of skills has placed me in the forefront of training implementation and development, combining high-level strategic thinking with hands-on attention to detail. Round this off with the belief in empowering my teams to be their best and provide outstanding customer service experiences.

  • Professional problem-solver with demonstrated critical thinking skills, an entrepreneurial mindset, and the ability to work across teams and instil positive cultural change.
  • Integrity in everything I do. Beief in always displaying trademark behaviours and setting a positive example to my team. From blue-sky thinking to detailed planning and in all my interactions with stakeholders.
  • Customer service focused. Everything we do must be framed in the context of "How does this make the experience of the customer better?"
  •  Life long learning. Passionate and engaging educator with a core belief in providing learning opportunities that can enhance and change people's lives.

Education

2015Present

Masters of Leadership and Management in Education

University of Newcastle

underway

20142014

TAELLN411 Address adult langauge, literacy and numeracy skills

The Centre of Excellence
20122012

TAE40110 Cert IV in Training and Assessment

Livingstone Institute
20122012

BSB51407 Diploma of Project Management

Gordon Institute of TAFE
20112011

21697VIC Diploma of Vocational Education & Training (VET) Practice

Gordon Institute of TAFE
20102010

TAA40104 Cert IV in Training and Assessment

Gordon Institute of TAFE
19821986

Bachelor of Architecture (Hons)

Deakin University

Professional Experience

May 2018Present

Head of Centre | Design and Construction

GORDON INSTITUTE OF TAFE

Responsibility and oversight of a diverse portfolio of Design and Construction delivery areas including:

  • management of a $19M budget delivering significant growth on prior year outcomes
  • business development, strategic planning and industry engagement 
  • positive culture development and guidance 
  • strong compliance and risk management approach to operations
  • high level analytical and reporting skill sets 
  • student centred approach to decision making and strategic planning

May 2017May 2018

Acting Enterprise Manager, Constructing Futures Enterprise

GORDON INSTITUTE of TAFE

Senior manager for one of the largest teaching Enterprises at The Gordon with responsibility for staff and student welfare, compliance, financial performance and accountability across multiple flagship program areas.

  • extensive staff relationship experience including performance management
  • detailed analytical skills in financial and budgetary areas
  • established skill-sets in business and stakeholder communication, submission preparation and evaluation
  • strong compliance and risk management approach to operations
  • critical thinking applied at micro and macro levels to give operational and strategic insights
  • business and external stakeholder networks expanded  through development opportunities and events

2013May 2017

Program Manager-Advanced Design & Building

GORDON INSTITUTE of TAFE

Department head, managing all teaching programs within Building Design, Construction and Interior Design with a focus on the customer experience

  • responsibilities for curriculum development and execution across all teaching areas
  • implementation of BlendEd, Flipped and project-based delivery methods as an effective pedagogy
  • staff and student management and welfare
  • staff advancement opportunities including continuing professional development 
  • Extensive LMS and SMS experience with Moodle and e-Central
  • implementation of Institute policies and procedures in relation to all business processes 
  • reporting and resulting on key deliverables to my team and the Executive
  • budgetary responsibility
  • quality and risk management
  • enhancing industry engagement within the teaching department
  • development of key relationships, locally and international to enhance the student experience through ongoing development of Study Tours and networks
  • marketing and business development
20092013

Teacher-Advanced Design & Building programs

GORDON INSTITUTE of TAFE

Year level co-coordinator of building design teaching programs

  • Development of online (Moodle) and hard copy teaching and resources
  • Management of all curriculum, teaching and assessment documents to ensure ongoing compliance with all stakeholders at both internal, State and Federal levels
  • Audit management-quality of student outcomes
  • Customer service responsibilities for inquiries,  enrollments, student management and welfare
  • Development and implementation of teaching and learning strategies across the year level to use a holistic, problem based approach to simulate workplace scenarios where possible

20082008

Project Architect-Dubai UAE

BAKER KAVANAGH ARCHITECTS

Senior Architect within a multi-disciplinary office working on a range of projects valued up to $400M, based in a culturally diverse setting

  • projects undertaken included education, retail and apartment developments
  • maintain external stakeholder relationships across project teams in a dynamic and culturally environment
  • extensive interaction with consultants and project teams on the delivery of quality outcomes to timeframes in challenging environments
  • provide both high-level conceptual and design development project overviews as well as construction detailing on a micro basis
  • provide extensive reporting and analysis of project deliverables to stakeholders
20062008

Pre-Construction Manager

FASHAM JOHNSON PTY LTD

Departmental head with high-end, boutique design and construction company with responsibilities for:

  • maintaining the highest standards of customer service
  • document quality control with attention to detail paramount
  • customer liaison and problem solving 
  • client contractual negotiations
  • external contractor and authority management
  • maintaining production timelines and budgets

Personal Interests

Travel

Life long learning

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