Cathi Payne has been in the T&L industry for over 20 years combining roles in warehousing and road transport and eventually transitioning to running her own company, Payne Haulage.
Cathi began her T&L career at the Shell terminal in North Fremantle working in the high-bay warehouse before starting a trucking business with her husband in 2001. Cathi has held a Multi-Combination (MC) Licence since 1993 and has taken a number of short courses particularly in the Accounts and Payroll / HR areas.
As part of her managerial role, Cathi is responsible for most of the administrative tasks (Systems, Payroll, Accounts, Human Resources, Industrial Relations, and WA Heavy Vehicle Accreditation) and helps as needed with operational tasks. Cathi is an active member of Transport Women Australia and is the Vice-Chair of the Transport and Logistics Industry Reference Committee (the formal channel for considering industry skills requirements in the development and review of training packages).
With a thirst for knowledge, Cathi spends considerable time upskilling herself to better support her business and the industry at large.
Brian has more than 20 years experience in labour relations, human resource management, workforce services issues and learning and development. Since starting his career in the private sector, he has undertaken a range of roles as an operative, consultant, operational manager and director in key public sector agencies and central government departments.
Brian’s work experience encompasses involvement in maritime, transport, health, education and justice sectors, with extensive exposure to labour relations at both state and federal levels.
He has been a former officer in the Australian Army Reserve, holds a post-graduate qualification in Industrial Relations and is currently Deputy Chair of the Rail Workforce Development Committee.
Brian joined the Public Transport Authority (PTA) in February 2008 as Executive Director, People and Organisational Development. In this role, he has responsibility for strategic people management and oversees the delivery of functional human resource services for the PTA’s people.He also sits on the Rail Industry Reference Committee, the formal channel for considering industry skills requirements in the development and review of training packages for the rail sector.
Flying Officer Steve Barrett has been in the aviation industry for sixteen years and has worked for Qantas in Western Australia for the past ten years. Prior to that, Steve performed a similar role at Ansett Airways. At Qantas, Steve is responsible for managing relationships with major corporate customers. This can include designing catering options for flights, scheduling of flights to meet customer’s requirements, customising the passenger experience and managing the coordination of aircraft activity in response to crisis. Steve is also involved in crisis and business continuity planning for Qantas.
Steve has been an Air Force reservist for four years and is qualified as a Logistics Officer in the RAAF with a wide range of responsibilities from passenger and cargo handling to organising deployment convoys and warehousing.
Steve is also a member of the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia and flies general aviation as a hobby. In addition to the Logistics Training Council, Steve also sits on the Aviation Consultative Committee for the Edith Cowan University Bachelor of Science Aviation course.
Michael represents employers from the Australian Offshore Vessel Operator group on the Industry Training Board. He worked previously as the Industrial Relations and Business Development Manager at Total Marine Services for 7 years, one of the largest Marine companies operating in the Offshore Oil and Gas Marine sector and which has an extensive training program for Mariners.
Michael is also a member of the Maritime Industry Board for the Challenger Institute and brings a wealth of experience having also been a founding member of the Metalliferous Mining Industry Training Board and the Hydrocarbons Industry Training Board in the State.
Michael Llewellyn is a highly respected professional in industrial relations and training circles. He has some 23 years in industrial relations including 14 years as an industrial advocate. He also served as one of the members of the accreditation panels for the metalliferous and hydrocarbons training packages accrediting RTOs for the delivery of the packages in the 90s.
Jim is living proof of the value of training and personal development, having completed qualifications in Logistics Management and an Advanced Diploma in Management. Jim has spent all of his working life in the warehousing industry, which he is passionate about. He began as a forklift operator in Southern Ireland and continued the same work after immigrating to Australia in his 20’s. At 24 Jim became the Warehouse Manager in a paper company and has worked his way up from there. Prior to joining Ceva Logistics, Jim was the State Operations Manager for AWH, State Manager Qube Logistics formally P&O Trans and previously the Senior Operations Manager at Linfox.
Stuart is an experienced Master Mariner holding a Master (Unlimited) licence. He has sailed on various different types of vessels including bulk carriers, gas tanker, crude tankers, chemical tankers, container ships and research vessel during his sea service of eleven years.
Since coming ashore in 2006, he has completed his Executive MBA through the AP Moller MAESTRO Programme gaining experience in AP Moller Management positions in Project Management, Container Operations, Terminal Operations and Business Development, working internationally on projects focussing mainly of Lean Six Sigma to improve efficiency, safety and reduce operational costs.
Stuart has worked in Oil and Gas Industry gaining experience on FPSO operations in Australia and Singapore. His knowledge of Petroleum operations was shared as Instructor and Subject Matter Expert at IDESS maritime Centre in Philippines, training companies such as VELA, BP Shipping and Jo Tankers in Advanced Petroleum Tanker Operations and working with MSIC to develop a Chemical Tanker CBTA Package. Stuart has experience with gas, chemical and petroleum operations. He has worked as Marine Superintendent managing Quality and Safety Management Systems and Inspections for Crude Tankers.
Stuart also sits on the Maritime Industry Reference Committee, the formal channel for considering industry skills requirements in the development and review of training packages for the Maritime sector.
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