Meet The Team

John Dickson
Chairman

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

Paul Stephenson
Group General Manager

With over 20 years experience in the five star hotel sector globally, Paul brings a wealth of knowledge to the team

Aaron Bray
General Manager

Aaron manages every aspect of Club Training Australia, utilising his breadth of knowledge and over 16 years high level management experience in the hospitality industry.

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.

James McIntyre
Training Consultant and RPL Trainer & Assessor

With a strong focus on food and beverage, James is sharing over 20 years of hospitality industry experience with our trainees

Jason McIlroy
Business Development & Training Consultant

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

Christian Mott
Training Consultant

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

Leteisha Hartley
Administration Assistant

Upon graduating from high school, Leteisha joined CTA where she completed a Certificate III Business Administration and a Certificate I in Hospitality.

Chris Cave
Commercial Cookery Consultant

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

Paul McKell
Training Consultant

Paul McKell is a Training Consultant with Club Training Australia, bringing to the team an immense passion for the hospitality industry and over 20 years of experience.

Steve Reynolds
Online Training Manager

Steve is customer driven and focuses on improving customer satisfaction

Samantha Litfin
Group Marketing Manager

Sam is a highly experienced marketing professional with 20 years of experience in the retail and hospitality sectors

Shaun Andrews-Close
Training Consultant (First Aid)

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

Michael Blong
Senior Consultant

Michael offers superior knowledge of the liquor and gaming regulatory environment.

Jacob Currie
Training Consultant

Jacob is enthusiastic about sharing his vast knowledge and skills with his students.

Emma Merefield
Student Services Officer

Emma ensures that our company keeps running smoothly with her abundance of proficiency in everything administration.

Beatrix Bryce
Student Services Officer

Beatrix is a driven Student Services Officer, providing quality administrative assistance to students and the CTA team.

Ana Monsalve
Marketing Coordinator

As Marketing Coordinator for Club Training Australia, Ana organises the delivery of social, digital and traditional media channels, as well as marketing strategies and events.

Christiel Clayton
Operations / Training Consultant

Christiel is experienced, hardworking and thoroughly enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion for training with the CTA team and her students.

Pierre Laurenson
Training Consultant

As a Commercial Cookery Training Consultant, Pierre has gained many skills and experience over the past 15 years, having worked in the hospitality educational sector.

Matti Rollo
Training Consultant

Matti Rollo has an extensive Hospitality background spanning over 18 years. Matti has worked in hotels, fast food chains, pubs and training organisations.

Cindy Robinson
Business Development Manager

As a Business Development Manager and Training Consultant, Cindy’s experience in business development is centred in the training and hospitality sectors.

Connal Langley
Quality Assurance & Administration Manager

Connal manages the Quality Assurance & Administration area of CTA Training Specialists, utilising his strategic and engaging experience in teaching, training, assessing and management in various education sectors