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Leadership

Duncan James Angus - Founder, Director and Group CEO

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.’

Michael Hobday - Chairman

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.

Andrew Smith - Independent Director

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 Batchelor of Communication – Journalism, (Charles Sturt University) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

 

 

 

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John Hart - Independent Director

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. 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.

Executive Management

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).

Anthony Parsons - Jobfind CEO

John Liddicoat - LearnNow CEO

Stephen Long - RISE CEO

John McNamara - Real Futures CEO

Nunzia Confessore - Joblife CEO

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