Artibus Innovation

Our Team

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Paul Byrne Chairman 

Paul is the inaugural Chair of Artibus Innovation.  He is well respected in the VET sector and has extensive experience in overseeing the development and review of national training products and services – both through his time as a General Manager and later CEO of the Australian National Training Authority, his chairmanship of Australian training Products Limited and as interim CEO of the national Innovation and Business Industry Skills Council. He has a deep knowledge of the national VET system and its evolution and an excellent understanding of the strategic, technical and stakeholder engagement challenges involved in developing training packages and associated national training products.

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David Morgan CEO

David has an extensive understanding of training package design, structure, development and implementation gained through his former role leading a former Industry Training Advisory Board (ITAB) and as consultant to many Industry Skills Councils. Importantly, when leading the ITAB he was deeply involved in the development and implementation of 15 national training packages across the Arts, Printing, Sport & Recreation, ICT and Contact Centre industries. In his current role at The Work Lab, David has been instrumental in the development of a range of software and data services that utilise training package content. These services have underpinned the delivery of a number of large scale public skill intervention services such as Skilling Solutions Queensland, the Victorian Skill Store initiative and TradeSet – Trades Recognition Australia skills assessments of 457 migrants entering Australia.

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Nick McShane Director

Nick, through his extensive work relating to licensing and regulation, has an excellent understanding of the licencing and regulatory implications for training package development and the need to ensure robust stakeholder engagement of industry regulators. He has been involved in a number of national projects that have sought to improve the interface between the national VET system and industry regulators – this included co-authoring the seminal report ‘A Licence to Skill’ for ANTA that resulted in a range of changes to how industry regulators were involved in training package review and development.

Tim-LaneTim Lane Director

Tim’s has extensive experience in the financial services sector. He began his career with a major Hobart firm, worked with Ernst and Young in Eastern Europe and later became Head of Mergers and Acquisitions for Genesys Wealth Advisers. Tim joined Accru Hobart in 2008 and specialises in helping clients plan for the future with a focus on maximising business value. He consults on mergers and acquisitions, restructures and due diligence for a range of organisations. Tim specialises in the financial planning industry and helping practitioners with a wide range of issues related to their practices. Tim also advises on a wide range of business issues and strategies from valuations, sales and financing, to succession planning, minority equity investment models, transaction management and dispute resolution.

Georgie-CaneGeorgie Cane Director

Georgie Cane has more than 30 years’ experience working in senior management positions in large and smaller organisations and as an effective and respected consultant within a company she built and ran for more than 15 years. Georgie’s working life encompasses experiences within the commercial and not-for-profit sectors and she has also lectured at the University of Melbourne. During the last 20 years she has worked with the national vocational education and training (VET) sector helping to shape policy, drive industry engagement and develop high quality products that underpin the national system. Georgie holds a Master of Business Administration (1996), Graduate Diploma in Marketing (1992) and a Bachelor of Education (Librarianship) (1976).

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Sheridan van Asch | Industry Manager – Construction, Plumbing and Services
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Jeremy Rose | Industry Manager – Property Services
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Wendy McLeod | Services Coordinator
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Chris Todd | Senior Technical Writer
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Richard Tait | Senior Project Officer & Systems Maintenance
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Manuel Barragan | Project & Research Officer
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Gwen Jones | Project & Research Officer
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Oriana Tait-Jones | Project & Research Assistant
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Gordon Campbell | Project & Research Officer