Board of Directors

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SHANE ADDIS
Co-founder and Managing Director

Shane has a passion for safety in the workplace. It’s what has driven him and ERGT for more than 25 years, and has directly contributed to the growth of the business.

Every day Shane brings to the workplace an authentic drive that inspires the team to think creatively about, and deeply engage in, delivering world-class immersive training.

As part of the founding ERGT team, Shane drew on his background leading experiential training for corporate team building to create a highly engaging and relevant training environment targeted at Western Australia’s burgeoning oil and gas industry. Shane’s influence has ensured ERGT has withstood the test of time, consistently and reliably providing training that is directly relevant to participants, and employers can trust meets the accreditations and standards.

Shane now leads our highly capable, experienced and diverse senior leadership team which delivers outcomes across product development, vocational education, training and business excellence. Under Shane’s stewardship, our business has grown from a single site in Perth to nine centres across Australia.

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GLENN ILES
Director

Glenn brings almost 25 years of vocational education experience to the ERGT Australia board, having started with the business as a safety diver in 1995.

He is passionate about building internal capability within the ERGT Australia workforce, with the goal of continuing the organisation’s trailblazing record of developing new and innovative immersive training experiences that are compliant and accredited.

Glenn has a focus on ensuring ERGT Australia meets the expectations of industry to provide work-ready outcomes for training participants.

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ALEX LAMOND
Director

Alex brings future focus to ERGT Australia with a strategic vision for sustainable, long-term professional operations at all levels of the business.

Alex is an experienced board and executive leader in Western Australia, having been a member of the Perth Zoo board for seven years as well as leading change and turn-around programs in a range of private and public organisations.

He combines a background in engineering and computer science with relevant business post-graduate qualifications including an MBA from Melbourne Business School and is a graduate of the AICD and a fellow of FINSIA. He has held a number of senior roles since joining ERGT in 2009 and has been a Board member since 2011. Alex is currently providing services to the Board with a focus on strategy and business development.

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IAN JOHNSTON
Director

Ian takes an outward-facing approach to the ERGT Australia Board with a strong interest in business diversification in terms of both products and industries.

A Traralgon-based Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Ian began his leadership role at ERGT Australia as an advisor to the Board after the business expanded to regional Victoria when it secured a major contract to provide services to ExxonMobil’s Esso Australia facilities.

Ian joined the Board as a full non-executive director in 2018 and has strongly supported establishing organisational capacity and systems to grow the business to respond to new opportunities.

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ANDY TEGART
Chair and Director.

Andy is a career emergency and disaster preparedness expert, having started his working life with the NSW Bush Fire Council as a planning and research officer.

He joined the ERGT Australia Board after the business expanded to regional Victoria when it secured a contract to run ExxonMobil’s Esso Australia facilities, and was previously a director of Deanmac Emergency Services and a senior manager at Gippsland power generation and mining facilities.

SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

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RYAN COTTERELL
General Manager – Client Partnerships

Ryan’s background in vocational training means he takes an unconventional approach to sales, believing that building long-term partnerships based on a foundation of trust is the key to business success. As General Manager – Client Partnerships, Ryan leads a team dedicated to collaborating with clients to deliver bespoke service offerings that meet specific needs.

In addition, the team delivers quality, professional customer service in bookings, billing and invoicing to ensure clients can be confident their interactions with ERGT Australia are accurate, timely and seamless.

Ryan has a real passion to ensure that training participants are well prepared and job ready to stay safe in their high risk workplaces and have access to the best possible training solutions available.

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ANGELA SKEHAN
General Manager – Learning, Design and Development

Angela is leading ERGT Australia’s transformative focus on designing life-long learning opportunities for training participants.

Angela brings extensive experience in leadership and organisational development in both government and the private sector. She holds post-graduate qualifications in Organisational Change and Development and has worked with high-profile organisations including Chevron, ANZ, AMP Services and agencies including Landgate and the Public Sector Commission in WA.

As Learning, Design and Development general manager, Angela has carriage of ERGT Australia’s drive to put learners at the centre of the business.

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PAUL SKUSE
General Manager – Learning and Assessment

Paul heads ERGT Australia’s team of trainers who are charged with taking more than 30,000 participants per annum through a range of courses.

In his role as Learning and Assessment general manager, Paul is leading a shift in thought towards a skills maintenance mindset which is aimed at building on the skills and knowledge participants accumulate each time they undertake training.

Paul began at ERGT Australia in 2006 as a trainer from a background in outdoor education. He takes a professional development approach to training, demonstrating the role of trainer is more than a job – it is a career that provides a range of options for progression and future development within the business.

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JAMES MILLER
General Manager – Organisational Performance

James’ approach to leading ERGT Australia’s shared services, including finance, human resources, IT and business improvement systems, is one of driving continuous improvement through a constructive, adaptive, high-performance culture.

James is a seasoned executive, having previously been a member of the Joondalup Health Campus executive team and partnered in a consultancy context with executives to provide coaching and mentoring in organisational, cultural and executive development.

James is passionate about professional development and supporting ERGT Australia team members to develop their capabilities to achieve strategic and business goals.