Jemma Soklev

Director of Continuing Professional Education and Operations

Jemma and her team create fast and flexible professional learning programs at Swinburne Edge. Her remit focusses on creating future ready professionals who can embrace the challenges that come with the future world of work and unlock the potential of Australian organisations.

Aliki Christou

Director, Learning, Design and Innovation, LDI

Aliki is a seasoned leader in learning design and production with close to two decades of experience across multiple sectors. Aliki and her team develop accessible, relevant, empowering and collaborative learning experiences, programs and initiatives, equipping individuals and organisations for success and positive impact in the evolving workforce.

Suj Pillai

Manager, Continuing Professional Education

Suj is a seasoned professional in the education space with numerous years of experience in leadership roles. His team's focus is providing expert advice for Swinburne Edge development options and overseeing prospective student enquiries. They collaborate with stakeholders to achieve exceptional student experiences. Suj is also passionate about outcome-focused training so organisations can evolve in a dynamic environment.

Aaron Pittaway

Senior Manager, Portfolio Sales

Aaron is a seasoned leader with over 20 years' experience in the education sector. His team's focus is on partnering with government and non-government organisations on strategic workforce development and enhancing business outcomes through learning and development. Upskilling workforces to meet organisational needs in a competitive and every changing environment.

Dr Justin Shimeld

Manager, Learning Engagement

Justin manages the processes, quality, and integration of university systems for Swinburne Edge to enable and streamline program operations for students, staff, and facilitators. Justin has worked in the education sector for 12 years, spanning projects in research, secondary and tertiary education.

Gurchet Singh

Manager, Compliance

Gurchet has worked as a facilitator, coach, lead assessor, and learning and compliance manager. He is an expert trainer and mentor with excellent organisational and project management skills. In his current role, he provides professional support and guidance across both consulting and public programs for Swinburne Edge.

Anoush Hovivyan

Manager, Operations (Shared Services)

Anoush is a highly dedicated professional with over 15 years’ experience in corporate education, working for both private RTOs and higher education. Her expertise lies in learning administration, RTO administration, account management, consultant management, client experience, and facilitator management. 

Narelle Caulfield

Manager, Projects and Proposals

Narelle is a tender, grants and projects specialist with more than 15 years’ experience in leading multi-faceted teams across both education and employment sectors. She leads a project management team to achieve strategic objectives and deliver a diverse project portfolio on scope and budget. Narelle has worked collaboratively with stakeholders to successfully lead multi-million dollar tenders and grants, including joint initiatives with our many industry partners.

Amanda Megarrell

Manager, Learning Design

Amanda is an education technology and vocational education specialist with over 25 years in the education sector. Her diverse career has seen her manage the development of a variety of learning and workforce skilling projects within the corporate and government sectors. She has an eye for detail and is heavily focused on quality outputs. Amanda is responsible for managing a multi-functional team of instructional designers and digital designers across a diverse project portfolio.

Julie Boulter

Manager, Tender and Bids 

Julie Boulter is the Manager of Tender and Bids at Swinburne Edge. She brings over two decades of multidisciplinary experience to her role, having worked extensively in a range of sectors including defence, health, public sector, financial services, aquaculture, and community services. Specialising in the management of tender processes and proposal development, Julie crafts bespoke responses that align with client needs and their strategic objectives.

Rhys James

Business Development Consultant, LDI

Rhys is an insightful, strategic client relationship and business development professional with deep experience in the higher education and corporate sectors. He brings a track record of partnering with blue-chip clients to achieve strategic and corporate objectives through L&D initiatives that drive internal value and improve client engagement and retention.

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    End-to-end and tailor-made, Swinburne Edge professional learning solutions equip workforces to realise business opportunities, as well as new and better ways to work.