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Management

Duncan James Angus - Founder and Director

Duncan entered the hospitality industry in 1985, serving in a number of managerial capacities and later focusing on recruitment services to the industry. In 1991, Duncan as one of the founders, setup Angus Knight as a training services company, which successfully expanded operations throughout Australia, delivering training programs in every State.

In 1998, Duncan led Angus Knight in a successful bid for the Federal Government’s Employment Services Contract. Duncan continued to lead the Group up until early 2000, when a professional executive team was appointed to lead the company through the next phase of growth.

Duncan’s vision has always been to assist people and organisations in developing their full potential using the concept of ‘lifelong learning.’

Rod Walker - Chairman

Rod Walker has had over thirty years’ experience in a variety of businesses working in Australia, the USA and Canada.

Having had extensive success as a CEO, Director and Chairman, he currently sits on several boards as both a Chairman and Non-Executive Director. Prior to 2005 he was Managing Director of the Freedom Group. At that time Freedom had over 240 stores in the Group with six brands in three countries. Rod led the Group to record results and subsequently privatized the company.

In November 2005 Rod formed a private consulting company, and since then has coached and mentored CEO’s and other senior executives whilst also consulting to a range of businesses. Additionally, he has presented to a variety of groups and forums on a range of business related topics.

Previous roles include serving on the boards as a Non-Executive Director of Rebel Sport and as Chairman of Endless Rewards, Bras N Things, The PAS Group, Immune System Therapeutics, Witchery, REDGroup Retail, Micador and Amber Group.

He is currently Chairman of Carpet Court, Godfreys and The PAS Group.

Nyunggai Warren Mundine AO - Board Director

Mr Mundine is a highly respected businessman, political strategist and advocate for empowering Indigenous Australia to build a sustained economy. His life and career have been shaped by a personal commitment to community, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, and he has more than 26 years’ experience working in the public, private and community sectors. Mr Mundine is the Managing Director of NyunggaBlack which is a commercial business that delivers solutions for clients who want to invest and do business in Australia. In doing so, it aims to foster new commercial and economic opportunities for Australians, including Indigenous Australians. In June 2016, Mr Mundine was named an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia as part of the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours and has recently become a published author and producer and host of ‘Mundine Means Business’

Wendy Yarnold - Board Director

Wendy has spent over 25 years working in Aboriginal programs. Wendy’s professional experience includes managing Aboriginal programs and businesses that includes Real Futures Pty Limited and Real Honey, supporting Aboriginal advancement, including Strategic Training and Employment Programs, Aboriginal Leadership and Management Consultant,  Executive for Building Australia’s Future Workforce and Deputy Director Booroongen Djugun College. Wendy is an experienced Cultural Competency Trainer, presenter, who prepared a Close the Gap Report for the Labour Government to highlight issues in a priority areas to determine community implementation planning.

Michael Hobday - Chief Executive Officer

Michael Hobday has 25 years experience in the Commonwealth and QLD state governments and 15 years as a CEO in the human services industry. Michael has been at the forefront of business performance and policy development at an international and national level and prides himself on the philosophy of “helping to build stronger communities”. Michael has a Bachelor of Arts and Post Graduate qualifications in Industrial Relations and Marketing.

Peter Homan – Chief Financial Officer

Peter Homan is an experienced executive and leader with over 15 years of CFO and COO level experience in ASX listed, Not for Profit and private companies.  He has initiated and led multiple transformations, integrations, and system/process projects delivering substantial improvements in profit and cashflow.

He is passionate about building high performing teams through leverage of his strong commercial skills and insights into professional, health and financial services, property development and operational aspects of aged care, retirement living, and retail property sectors.

He has deep exposure to governance responsibilities, including acting as Company Secretary, Public Officer and Director to over 50 entities and liaising with Government regulators, ASX, ASIC, and share registries.

Peter is a Chartered Accountant, a member of the Institute of Company Directors, and has a B. Comm (UQ) and an MBA (Bond).

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