Dr George Giuliani
Chief Executive Officer
George has worked in the employment services and training sector for over 35 years, his first project involved researching young peoples’ experience of unemployment in Heidelberg. In his four years at E-focus George has re-ignited the organisation’s involvement in community development, public advocacy and social enterprise activities.
George holds qualifications in Social Work, Family Therapy and Youth Work; he has recently completed a Doctorate in Social Work by mixed methods research exploring the working relationship between worker and job seeker and the influence of the relationship on employment outcomes. George’s style is inclusive and collaborative; he enjoys finding innovative responses to tricky social problems and has a strong background in social justice initiatives. On the home front you can occasionally find George and his partner Julie sailing at St Leonards.
Since 2007, Lynette has been the Executive Assistant to the CEO and Committees of Management, which involves administrative assistance to the CEO and Senior management team and the Board. Her main responsibilities are to ensure all the business compliance is submitted to Consumer Affairs and ensuring all tender contracts and funding grant forms are signed and submitted on time.
Lynette has previously worked in the insurance and superannuation industry and brings strong administrative and organisational skills to this role. Lynette has a Certificate II in IT and Diploma of Management.
In her spare time, besides being a mother of 3 children, she enjoys dancing, camping and socialising with her friends.
Divisional Manager Corporate Services
A Chartered Accountant with broad experience who trained and worked with a Chartered firm whose clients spanned across diverse industries from NFP’s to ASX listed public companies followed by a number of years in the UK working primarily in the finance sector.
Recent experience includes working in the Northern Territory building financial sustainability in remote Aboriginal communities including 12 months working in the community of Maningrida. The last twelve months were spent assisting in the successful transitioning of the Perth Market Authority from a WA Government Agency into private ownership. Peter has seven years as the Chief Financial Officer at Caritas Australia, the Catholic Agency for International Aid and Development and also has twelve years’ experience with disability organisations implementing enhanced financial solutions and reporting. Peter’s commercial experience includes 4 years in the music industry in Australia as Financial Controller of an independent music company requiring international reporting to a UK head office.
Peter has presented for peak body organisations, ACROD (disability) on taxation and remuneration issues and ACFID (aid & development) on accountability within the NFP sector. He has spent 5 years as an adjudicator on the Australasian Reporting Awards panel for Division 2 – Community and Welfare, including Charitable Organisations.
Peter holds a Bachelor of Economics, Macquarie University, Post Graduate Certificate in Human Services, MBA Modules – 1. Strategic Management; 2. Competing Interests, Choice and Conflict; & 3. Organisational Dynamics and Behaviour, ACU & is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
Employment Programs Manager
Since returning to E-focus in 2006, Susan Gorup has held the position of Manager of Employment Programs, which includes Disability Employment Services (DES) through the WCN Consortium, ACCESS Program (subcontracted through Job Futures) and the Apprenticeships Connect Program.
Susan has worked in the employment sector since 2001 and brings a thorough understanding of the sector, well rounded skills and a drive to assist people find long term employment. She holds a Diploma of Management.
Apprenticeships Matter Manager
Michael Jansen has been General Manager of Apprenticeships Matter since 2003. Under his leadership, Apprenticeships Matter has established itself as a quality leader in Apprenticeship services and grown both the market for Australian Apprentices, and constantly increased its own market share. Michael brings over 25 years’ relevant business experience to this role, including three years managing a registered training organisation, 15 years in employment and training services and ten years heading up Apprenticeships Matter.
Michael’s broader experience and perspective informs Apprenticeships Matter’s approach to serving employers and collaborating with training and employment service providers to broker effective solutions. Michael initiates and maintains strategic linkages and networks, heading up joint and innovative projects, culminating in business and training solutions for Australian industry. Apprenticeships Matter has grown to over 60 staff delivering AAC services across five sites, servicing both local and national clients.
Mike is a member of many boards within the industry such as RTO Advisory boards; IT Pathways Pilot Program funded by Higher Education Skills Group and is a proud founding member of the Bully Zero Australia Foundation (BZAF) which was launched by Julia Gillard in 2013.