Our board are fully empowered to make decisions that assist us with our journey of transformation. Harnessing their broad spectrum of expertise, our leaders are committed to living our values and transforming the lives of job seekers and communities.
Leadership and structure
Joseph Carrozzi, AM
Joseph Carrozzi, AM, BComm/LLB Barrister, MAICD is an experienced board chair and business leader. He was the Managing Partner for the Sydney Practice of PwC until March 2021, an office with over 3,500 professionals. He has practiced in the areas of taxation, infrastructure/precincts and public policy.
Joseph has a long-standing commitment to serving not-for-profit boards for organisations which are focused on making an impact in the community. Mr Carrozzi was awarded an Order of Australia for his ‘significant service to business, and to the community through multicultural and not-for-profit organisations.’ His current boards include:
- Chair of the Centenary Institute for Medical Research
- Chair of the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust
- Deputy Chair of the NSW Institute of Sport
- Board member of Western Sydney University
- Board member of Football Australia
In addition, Joseph is the Chair of HealthCo (ASX:HCW), a listed healthcare and wellness Real Estate Investment Trust. He is also an advisor to a number of businesses and entrepreneurs in the infrastructure and services sectors.
Nicolas (Nic) Fairbank joined Angus Knight Group in July 2022. Previously he was Chief Executive Officer of Programmed Skilled Workforce, Australia’s largest staffing business. Responsible for Programmed’s Staffing and Training businesses, he led more than 25,000 people across Australia and New Zealand. He was appointed an APAC Executive Member in 2022 impacting thirteen countries across the region.
Nic has a history of developing strong business relationships and effective market engagement strategies. Nic has led multiple acquisitions and successful systems, process and cultural integrations.
Nic as contributed to the design and led the implementation of technology that has driven operating improvements. Nic has championed the evolution of employment models and approach to skills building in Australia through industry collaboration and innovative apprentice and trainee programs.
He is a passionate advocate for diversity, inclusion and gender equality, significantly improving indigenous engagement and female representation in leadership roles as well as participation in traditionally male dominated fields of employment.
Nic is proud to be a Board Member of CEOs for Gender Equality (CGE) since 2019.
Zara has spent more than twenty years building successful media brands and led large teams in publishing, digital, TV production and brand marketing.
A passionate champion of using technology and storytelling to change the way brands and businesses interact with customers both now and in the future, Zara describes herself as ‘A leader of innovation, creativity, and people for commercial business success’.
Zara is currently employed as Director of Content and Customer Engagement, IAG.
She has a Bachelor of Communication – Journalism, (Charles Sturt University) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
John Hart, OAM
John Hart is Executive Director of Restaurant & Catering Australia, Executive Director of Business Group Australia, Executive Chair of Australian Chamber – Tourism, Chair of Tourism Training Australia and on the Board of Tourism Australia, the Australian Business Register and Food Standards Australia and New Zealand.
John was Chief Executive Officer of Restaurant & Catering Australia between 1999 and 2017. In 2021 John was awarded the medal of the Order of Australia for service to the tourism industry.
John has spent over 30 years working in the hospitality industry in operational, HR and IR roles, trained in food and beverage management at the Ecole Hotelliere Lausanne, in Switzerland, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Business Law.
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, Peter Knight and Duncan founded 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 and most recently growth success in the UK CAEHRS tenders and the acquisition of large and successful training companies, Learning Sphere, and VFA.
As Executive Director, Duncan will focus his efforts on the Groups broader growth agenda. Duncan’s vision has always been to assist people and organisations in developing their full potential using the concept of ‘lifelong learning’.
Prof. Peter Shergold was for 16 years an academic historian at UNSW. He then became a senior executive in the Australian Public Service for 20 years, including stints as Secretary of the Employment and Education Departments. For 5 years he was Australia’s most senior public servant, Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. After 12 years as Chancellor of Western Sydney University, he now serves as Chair of a number of private, public and not-for-profit organisations.
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