Eyre Futures Board bring a wealth of local knowledge to their roles. Each offers a unique set of skills, qualifications and experience and together their strategic sum is far greater than each of the parts.
Anne-Marie is the Port Lincoln Branch Manager of Career Employment Group and has expertise in group training and apprenticeship consultancy. She has 24 years of retail and management experience, as well as 11 years of experience in recruitment and employment services. Anne-Marie is heavily involved in the local community with a strong community focus and currently sits on five local boards. She is passionate about west coast youth and in particular indigenous youth.
Anne-Marie’s motto is ‘together with passion we inspire communities’.
Far West Coast Aboriginal Corporation
Kerrie is from Ceduna and completed her education at the Ceduna Area School. Kerrie started her working life supporting the unemployed. She then moved into the adult training and employment sector, gaining 18 years’ experience as an adult education trainer/assessor and has delivered training programmes for Registered Training Organisations. She has qualifications in Business Administration, Training and Assessment Education and Work Health and Safety. She has undertaken extensive training delivery in Community Services and Literacy and Numeracy. Kerrie has held Executive Commonwealth Government positions and has managed the Mission Australia Employment Office and Save the Children’s Regional Office at Ceduna. She has enjoyed self-employment for 3 years in her own training business – Eyre Training Solutions and now works within the Far West Coast Native Title Group in support of the Far West Coast Aboriginal Peoples and Native Title.
Richard is the Regional Manager for TAFESA on Eyre Peninsula / Whyalla and has 24 years of experience working in the field of education. He has spent some 14 years as a Deputy Principal of Catholic schools in the region prior to commencing with TAFESA earlier this year. Richard’s main role with TAFESA is in the area of business development. Richard holds a Master of Educational Leadership.
Janet is from Port Lincoln. She attended Secondary School in Port Lincoln and is currently undertaking a Diploma in Management. She has gained vast experience from her business portfolio including successfully growing existing businesses and establishing and developing new businesses in retail and industry.
Her more recent employment history has involved working in the training and employment sector in both regional and remote areas of South Australia. This included Job Services Australia, working in Apprenticeships and Traineeships field and currently working in Disability Employment Services.
Having worked with Baptist Care, Career Employment Group (CEG) and Salvation Army Employment Plus over the past 18 years, Brenton has built solid relations within the Eyre Peninsula community.
Brenton brings strong managerial, people and organisational skills to his role as an Eyre Futures Board member.
His training, a Diploma in Management and a Trade Qualification, provide a level of expertise and experience in support of effective youth transitions to education, training and employment. Brenton also has experience in developing lucrative partnerships and forming alliances.
Industry and Indigenous Representative
Leeroy is the Community Relations Office with Iluka Resources Limited (Jacinth-Ambrosia). As a young Aboriginal man from the West Coast of South Australia, he brings an extensive understanding, knowledge and wealth of experience through his strong connection to culture, communities and country. His connection runs from the desert gold fields of Western Australia to the southern parts of South Australia. His clan groups include Kokatha, Wirangu, Mirrning, Bungala from SA.
Leeroy has qualifications in Performing Arts and has an impressive history including performing in theatre productions SOUL MUSIC and THE NEW BLACK (co-authored) in Brisbane; singing the Australian National Anthem in both English and Yugembeh language for an Indigenous All Stars National Rugby League match and dancing for Jessica Mauboy, Shakaya and Casey Donovan.
In his current role as Community Relations, he manages the Education, Training and Employment obligations through the native Title Mining Agreement between Iluka and the Traditional Owners of the Far West Coast Region.
Leeroy is an active community member and has a keen interest in youth pathways
Peter Linn is based in Port Lincoln. He works in the Anglican Parish as one of the Clergy and commenced ministry in 2010. Peter is in his 60s, married with 2 adult children and 2 delightful grandchildren. His hobbies include fishing, gardening, music and singing. Mr Linn is also Vice President of the Port Lincoln RSL Sub Branch.
He has been actively part of the Mentoring EP programme. Peter’s qualifications are B A (Adelaide), B Th (Flinders), Dip PS. (Adelaide College of Divinity), Grad Dip ED (Adelaide). His ministry experience includes bush, country, city and some specialised ministry in Schools Defence and Mine Chaplaincies.
Peter’s defence Chaplaincy included a stint in the Middle East Area of Operations (Afghanistan) in 2009. Peter Linn is described as an easy-going, energetic bloke, who believes everyone has a part to play in our community and should be given the opportunity to participate.