Leadership and structure

Our leaders

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.

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Duncan Angus

Duncan Angus

Founder and Executive 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, 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’.

Joseph Carrozzi , AM

Joseph Carrozzi, AM

Chair of the Board

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.

Anthony Parsons

Interim Group CEO

Anthony has a long history and keen interest in helping people move from welfare to work.  He had a successful career in the Australia Public Service for 35 years, predominantly in the Employment portfolio prior to joining Angus Knight Group.  He was responsible for implementing the IT platform that underpins the operation of all outsourced Employment Services, procurement, compliance and the targeted compliance framework, amongst numerous other achievements.
In 2017, he joined the Angus Knight Group initially as CEO of Joblife and Jobfind, prior to being appointed Chief of Governance and Compliance for the Angus Knight Group in 2020, and interim CEO in June 2022
Zara Curtis

Zara Curtis

Independent Director

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

John Hart, OAM

Independent Director (Member of Quality, Integrity and Risk Committee)

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.

Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Independent Director (Member of Quality, Integrity and Risk Committee)

Andrew Smith is a proud Wiradjuri man of the Tubba-Gah people. Andrew is also a Governor (Non-Executive Director) of the NSW Law and Justice Foundation, an entity incorporated by statute.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts/LLB and was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in August 2005. Andrew was called to the NSW Bar in 2009.

Since being called to the Bar, Andrew has appeared in superior and inferior courts of record in multiple jurisdictions as well as various federal and state Tribunals. Andrew primarily practices in the areas of building and construction, corporate insolvency, commercial, equity and mortgage and securities law.

In 2021 Andrew was appointed as the Acting Commissioner in the NSW Land and Environment Court.

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