Meet The Team

John Dickson

John Dickson is one of Australia’s most respected hospitality managers, with over 40 years experience in hospitality operations.

Aaron Bray

Aaron Bray
Group General Manager

Aaron manages every aspect of CTA Training & DWS Hospitality Specialists, utilising his breadth of knowledge and over 16 years high level management in the hospitality industry.

Jason McIlroy CTA Training

Jason McIlroy
Training manager

A highly experienced industry expert, Jason is an avid supporter of hands-on hospitality education and achieving real results

Christian Mott
Operations Manager

Christian brings over 10 years of industry experience, specialising in coaching and mentoring for our school based trainees.

Erin Powell
Compliance & Administration Manager

Erin has 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, with an extensive background in cafés, restaurants and community clubs.

Nicole Huber CTA Training


With over 20 years of experience in hospitality, Nicole brings her strong work ethic and passion to every aspect of her work. With a background in teaching, Nicole enjoys applying her skills to train others, ensuring exceptional customer service skills.

Christopher Cave CTA Training

Chris Cave
Commercial Cookery Consultant

Enthusiastic and well-organised, Chris has a fantastic range of administration, cooking and customer service skills.

Shaun Andrews-Close CTA Training

Shaun Andrews-Close
Lead Trainer, Training Consultant & First Aid

As an experienced first aid trainer, Shaun is hardworking and passionate about passing his skills and knowledge onto his students.

Courtney Stewart CTA Training

Courtney Stewart
Business Development Manager

Courtney Stewart has over 15 years experience in the hospitality industry with wide ranging experience including food, beverage, operations and training.

Quentin Oddy CTA Training

Quentin Oddy
Training Consultant

Qentin Oddy has worked in and run his own country pub and kitchens, making him highly experienced in management, gaming, service and training.

Todd Sweeney CTA Training Specialists

Todd Sweeney
Training Consultant & First Aid

Todd Sweeney has been in the club industry for over 20 years and is highly skilled and highly awarded in gaming and venue management.

Claire Grimes CTA Training Specialists

Claire Grimes
Training Consultant

Enthusiastic and well-educated, Claire has significant experience working in the Gaming and Hospitality industry, along with extensive knowledge of Gaming regulatory requirements and harm minimisation.

Cameron Wilson CTA Training

Cameron Wilson
Training Consultant

With over 20 years experience in the hospitality industry running quality restaurants, Cameron Wilson is highly skilled and fantastic at managing teams.

Joeline Adame CTA Training Specialists

Joeline Adame
Team Leader (Student Services)

Over 12 years of high-level RTO administration experience in a variety of industries, including security, firearms, and hospitality. Joeline is solution orientated and leads her team with exuberance, while taking pride in successfully guiding trainees from the start through to course completion.

Sarah Townsend CTA Training Specialists

Sarah Townsend
Operations Assistant

Hard working and passionate, Sarah is an excellent time manager and problem solver, with over 10 years experience in the service industry.

Nate Godel CTA Training

Nathan Godel
Student Services Assistant

Nathan brings commitment and motivation to his role, with experience in professional and fast paced work environments, and a range of practical capabilities.

Elizabeth Lock CTA Training

Lizzie Lock
Commercial Cookery Consultant

Lizzie Lock is qualified chef with over 14 years experience in the kitchen, boasting an extensive background in cafes, and fine dining restaurants.

Paul Davies CTA Training


Over 20 years in independent venues and corporate hotel management, into training and assessment.  Passion for learning to develop the future of the industry.

Alicia Bulmer CTA Training Specialists


From Hatted fine dining in Sydney to renowned seafood restaurants in Tasmania, Alicia has worked in a wide variety of Hospitality settings. She even owned her own Café when she was 22-years old, while also running multi-million-dollar pubs for the past 6-years. Alicia is now deeply motivated to educate the next generation of hospitality professionals.

Keith Strudwick CTA Training

keith strudwick

With over 17 years of experience as a chef and qualifications as a trainer and assessor, Keith brings a perfect combination of real world experience and training skills to the CTA team, along with his motivated and passionate personality.

Brodie Townend CTA Training Specialists

Brodie Townend

Over 10 years’ experience working within the hospitality industry and proven track record of delivering customer service in high pressured hospitality environments.

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Aletia Ramscar
Business Development – Commercial Cookery

Aletia is an experienced and passionate chef, dedicated to her craft for over 29 years. She followed her passion straight after high school and continues to showcase her drive and dedication in every dish she creates

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Raquel Uy
Database Co-Ordinator

Raquel is an experienced administration professional with over 14 years of experience in a diverse range of roles. Her motivation and experienced skillset make her an asset in her role here at CTA.