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Management

Duncan James Angus - Founder and Chairman

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.’

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.

Marty Chambers - Board Director

Marty is a proud Indigenous man with Torres Strait Island heritage. In this role Marty builds strong connections with local people and helps communities develop business proposals together. Marty is a great communicator and understands the issues indigenous people face in remote areas of Australia. Marty has held various roles within Jobfind and RISE over the time of his employment with Angus Knight.  He was the Community Development Officer in Lockhart River and managed projects and indigenous relationships, he then moved across to Coen as the Site Manager.  He was then offered Pormpuraaw and Kowanyama as the Business Manager for 3 years before going back to his tradesman roots and taking on the WfD Coordinator position for Pormpuraaw. Marty has a background in trade carpentry which he draws experience from when managing projects and also has more than 8 years’ experience with indigenous communities and relationships. Marty’s passion is family and communities and he loves to help build capacity in people.

Michael Hobday - Chief Executive Officer and Director

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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