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Richard Owen

Operations Manager

“My role requires me to lead the Field Officers team in both Broome and Kununurra and ensure that KGT keeps strong working relationships with government and host employers to ultimately benefit the local people and create sustainable employment.”




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Renae Swain

Field Officer

“I'm looking forward to working with KGT to create strong working relationships within Broome and surrounding communities to benefit the local people and create sustainable employment.”

After Renae spent four years living in the Torres Strait Islanders she made the move to Broome in 2013. Renae worked in many different fields before transitioning into KGT, Government employment, Hospitality, Equine industry and JSA services. While working in the JSA services, I toughly enjoyed being able to help and support people into employment and this is what made me pursuit a position with KGT. I'm looking forward to supporting and mentoring people through traineeships and apprenticeships in the Kimberleys as well as being able to work with different culture groups to expand my knowledge of the Kimberley culture.


Oli Hughes

Field Officer

“I am excited to be a part of a team that strives to engage local people in training and employment opportunities in the Kimberley.”

Oli has been based in the Kimberley region for the last four years, working predominantly in the tourism industry. Initially drawn to the area by the ancient aboriginal rock art and a desire to learn more about our nation's first people. Based in the remote Mitchell Plateau area for two years working as a Camp Operator and Relief Manager, Oli then progressed to working as an Extended Tour Guide that assisted in furthering his knowledge of the Kimberley. 

Taking so much from the last four years inspired Oli to work on giving back to the wider community, and the Field Officer role aligns with this goal. Luckily for Oli, his experience working as an RTO Administration Assistant has allowed for a smooth tranistion to the group training field. Oli is thrilled to be a part of the KGT team, working with local individuals and businesses to build strong realtionships and creating sustainable employment opportunities.


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Natalie Johns 

Administration Support

“Working for an organisation that actually cares about helping others is so wonderful. I absolutely love going out of my way to help others and this position with KGT is perfect. It's a pleasure to be involved in the process of engaging people into work." 

Natalie is originally from Perth, but moved to Broome five years ago with her family to start a new and exciting life. Before starting the position at KGT in Broome, Natalie worked at Telstra as a Customer Advisor. Customer service was an absolute delight, but she wanted to be more involved in helping others.

Since coming on board with KGT it has been challenging yet fulfilling so far. Natalie feels so passionate with what KGT has to offer, not only for the staff but the clients also, and is really delighted to work for a company that cares so much about others, and assisting them to improve their lives.


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John (Jack) Chalmers

SEE Trainer

“I am hoping to assist people in the Kimberley to achieve better education and employment outcomes.”

John (Jack) previously worked in many senior roles in from being Sales Person, Marketing and more recently in Training and Teaching English in Vietnam. Jack has several qualifications including Graduate Diploma in International Business, Certificate IV in TESOL and a  Certificate IV in Training and Assessments.

Jack, his wife and their family have been visiting the Kimberley's since 1999 and were keen to extend their knowldge of this vast region. Leaving their home in Melbourne and moving to Broome in early 2015. Jack believes that by running the SEE program it will improve the participant's lives as well as their families and the well-being of their community. 

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Mary Zbierski-West

SEE Trainer

“It is wonderful to have the opportunity to develop tailored programs which value the individual stories and interets of the participants.”

Coming from the busy city of Melbourne to faraway Broome in mid-2013, it was the mighty impact of nature that struck Mary the most. The light, the pindan, the rocks, the sky and the sea. Prior to joing KGT as a Literacy and Numeracy Trainer, Mary worked in the TAFE system in Victoria, teaching screen printing in a textiles program. 

Mary possesses a number of qualifications which she utilises in her role. She is a trained Teacher, holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and is Languages (TESOL) with the support of KGT. Mary's role is a challenging but yet rewarding and gives her the opportunity to develop Literacy and Numeracy programs that incorporate the individual goals of participants.

Some of the Challenges in her position are related to issues of access and equity, which are inherent in Adult Education. Others are more specific to the Kimberley region, the dislocation of people in the area, and the impact of complicated lives that many of the participants juggle.

Mary is delighted to work in an organisation with such a strong commitment to positive outcomes for young people particularly indigenous youth and looks forward to the opportunity that take training out of the classroom and into the community.


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