Meet our facilitators

Swinburne Professional's industry facilitators are experienced, academically qualified and passionate about excellence in professional practice. Read more about our facilitators and their professional experience.

Anna Mastwyk

Anna Mastwyk

As a training consultant, Anna liaises with training and personnel managers across a wide range of organisations. She is committed to working with clients to identify training needs and work towards providing solutions in line with performance requirements.

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Elle Taurinskaite

Elle Taurinskaite

Elle consults with clients on strategic planning and organisation development, branding, and marketing communications. She has extensive international experience and has worked in government and the private sector. Elle holds a Master of Business, Graduate Certificate in Marketing and Graduate Certificate in Management, and qualifications in workplace training.

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Gillian Harris

Gillian Harris

Gillian is an experienced facilitator and trainer in project management, agile project management, business analysis, organisational change management, innovation and leadership. She works in the private and public sectors, with small start-ups supporting innovation and with large organisations to build project outcomes and develop project and leadership capabilities. 

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Jennifer Webb

Jennifer Webb

Jennifer has been involved with both FA training and providing FA at different sporting events and functions. As well as diversifying her interest in other areas Jenny has remained involved with FA training due to her in passion in educating people of what to do in an emergency.

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Margo Lockhart

Margo Lockhart

Margo Lockhart is a highly regarded facilitator, designer and coach with an earned reputation for developing trust and rapport in the working environment. With an academic background in education, counselling and organisational dynamics, Margo brings a disciplined and reflective focus to her work.

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Marisa Dantanarayana

Marisa Dantanarayana

Marisa has been an executive coach and facilitator since 2002, has coached hundreds of Executives (over 2000 hours) and has international business and Not-for-Profit Board experience. Her experience spans across a diverse range of clients from large corporations to small businesses, from the public to private sector.  She works with teams, groups and individuals, from C-suite to middle management.

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Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis

Mark has had an extensive HR career commencing with Crown as their Customer Service Development Training Manager through two major casino and hotel openings. He then moved to Caterpillar where he enjoyed a long career in Senior HR Leadership Roles both in Australia and in Asia Pacific.

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Mark Soar

Mark Soar

Mark has a solid background in WHS consulting and is an experienced WHS facilitator. Mark is passionate about promoting and delivering training to professionals. Working with industry and commerce he has been able to help develop a safety culture in many diverse organisations.

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Peter O'Donnell

Peter O'Donnell

Peter has a passion and enthusiasm for learning which sees him inspire others. With over 25 years working in leadership, coaching and mentoring roles, he works to combine his experience and facilitation skills to share his knowledge and encourage others to develop in their chosen fields.

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Peter Schmideg

Peter Schmideg

Peter has been a facilitator and coach for over 20 years, with lots of local, national, and international experience. He is a published author and has worked across many industry sectors from banking and IT to academia, retail, government, law, manufacturing, automotive and construction. He is comfortable at all levels of the organisation from CEO to frontline staff. 

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Rachel Moore

Rachel Moore

Rachel specialises in emotional intelligence profiling and feedback, coaching and career development. With 20 years of experience in the learning and development field, she works with individuals to develop their self-management and relationship management skills and to improve their professional performance and career success. Her focus is on providing opportunities and knowledge to become successful at work.

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Robert Mackinnon

Robert Mackinnon

Robert is an accomplished executive leader, facilitator, consultant and coach. He has a great passion for developing leadership capacity and organisational effectiveness in others. Leveraging his own visionary, collaborative and insightful leadership style, Robert has crafted a strong reputation as a builder of organisations in education, NFP and entrepreneurial start-ups.

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Stephen Abrahams

Stephen Abrahams

A graduate of the Royal Military College, Duntroon, Stephen’s military and business career of over 30 years includes leadership in logistics support, asset management, program and project management, business management and training roles in both operations and corporate environments.

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Terrence Yakub

Terrence Yakub

Terrence has over 25 years of experience in Training and Management. His success is in developing an interest and aspiration for learning within people and to assist individuals to develop competence and confidence in using software programs in a relevant, enjoyable and interactive manner.

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Vanessa Eckhaus

Vanessa Eckhaus

As a highly regarded business professional, Vanessa has extensive experience in delivering strategic learning solutions to a large range of sectors and industries, including corporates, the health sector and not-for-profit organisations. She has worked with a diverse portfolio including the Alannah & Madeline Foundation, Berry Street Victoria, InTouch Multicultural Family Violence Service, Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency, Australia Post, Crown, Herbert Smith Freehills and Metro Trains

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