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Peter Stubbs

Chairperson

"I enjoy working for communities and I have a natural interest in what KGT is trying to achieve because building communities is a lot about developing people and KGT is focused on developing Apprentices, and if you want to develop a region you have to develop the people at the same time."

Peter has a University Degree in Environmental Science and Biology. He worked for 15 years in the department of Agriculture before his passion in regional development changed his course and he began what was to become a 10 year career as Chief Executive Officer in local Government, including the Shire or Wyndham East Kimberley. Most recently his interest and expertise in regional development has enabled him to acquire the position of Director of the Ord East Kimberley Expansion Project. Peter would like to see KGT Apprentices and Trainees become role models that inspire other young people to do the same. His future goal as a committee member is to help double the number of Apprentices and Trainees coming through KGT.

 

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Chris Garstone

Committee member

"I strongly believe education can transform lives for the better". 

Chris brings to the committee a breadth of experience managing programs for the Department of Justice, Sports and Recreation and Kilkayi Trust.

Originally from Broome, Chris has been living in the East Kimberley since 2004. For most of this time he has been working as Program Manager at Kilkayi Trust in Kununurra.  

 

Maggie MacFie

Secretary

"Empowering youth is key to achieving sustainable employment outcomes"

Maggie has occupied executive leadership positions over a number of years in organisations specialising in programs that support the transition of young people from school to the world of work.

She has been CEO of a company that operated an RTO, GTO and a NSW Board of Studies approved school for Year 9-12 and has developed and implemented a number of social enterprises to create youth employment and training for those unsuccessful in entering the open labor market.

Maggie's employment history has spanned a number of government departments and agencies. She has owned and managed businesses in hospitality, accommodation, retail and outbound tourism for a period totalling 12 years. She has chaired and been a committee member of a number of local NGO Boards including Building Australia's Future Workforce, Better Futures Local Solutions, Broome Youth and Family Hub and Theatre Kimberley.

Maggie was awarded Central Coast Business Woman in Community of the Year 2009. She received the Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council Medal for a Non Indigenous Person in 2012 and became a Soical Leadership Australia alumnus in 2012.

Maggie relocated to Broome in 2014 and calls the Kimberley home.

  

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Markus Beuke

Committee Member

He is passionate about training in the hospitality and tourism industry and raising the standard of service in WA.

Markus Beuke has more than 25 years of global experience in the hospitality and tourism industry and spent over 10 years in the Vocation education and training sector. He managed sizeable hospitality and tourism operations throughout Australia and currently works for leading training institute North Regional TAFE in WA. 

Markus learnt his craft from leading training organisations in Germany, the United States and Australia. Markus has worked in various five-star hotels, restaurants, cruise liners, tourism operations and training institutes around the world. His experience includes operating small boutique operations, overseeing large business with up to 300-400 staff, spending some years managing a private hospitality and tourism college, consulting for an Asian Hotel Management Group and leading the hospitality and tourism section of a WA public training organisation to state and national recognition and awards. 

He is currently an executive member of award winning North Regional TAFE managing a region of over 424,000km. 

He is a member of a number of professional organisations and has judged competitions for the Tourism Council WA, the Catering Institute of Australia, Clubs WA, Restaurant and Caterers Association WA and LA Chaines des Rotisseurs.

 

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Deborah Cain

Committee Member

Debbie is a strong advocate for Indigenous causes and is keen to help wherever she can to enable Indigenous people achieve their goals. 

Debbie has been employed in Executive leadership positions over a number of years in organisations specialising in programs that support the local Indigenous communities at a grassroot level. She has held positions on Boards from local, State, and National level. Debbie holds various degrees within the education sector including a Bachelor Degree in Mental Health and a Double Dual Diploma in Business Management and Human Resources.

Maud Kearns

Committee Member

 

Maud has over a decade experience in the Employment Services sector. Her expertise lies in identifying barriers to gaining employment that jobseekers may have such as Homelessness, Financial, Domestic Violence, Housing, Drug and Alcohol and referral to the appropriate services required to address these barriers. Maud possesses qualifications in Indigenous Community Services, Career Development and Training and Assessment and is a strong advocate for Indigenous rights in the local Kununurra Community.


 

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