AGA Board of Directors
AGA Board of Directors
AGA is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. Our Board comprises a select group of community and business leaders contributing knowledge and experience in promoting community workplace participation. Board Members provide essential support and policy direction to our business, ensuring AGA continues to meet community and industry expectations.
Kevin is an experienced director of over 20 years on not-for-profit and commercial companies in vocational education and training, recruitment, business incubation, philanthropy and community services. Kevin has held policy and management positions across community services, economic development and urban planning. He holds a Bachelor of Economics, post graduate qualifications and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Loretta has over 23 years’ experience in the Telecommunications industry, having started her career at Telstra in Finance and Business planning before joining the regional business unit Telstra Country Wide. She has a proven track record in stakeholder management, sales management, strategy planning and execution. Loretta is responsible for representing Telstra as the local spokesperson in the media, managing key stakeholder relationships and delivering the strategy to improve the customer experience across Melbourne Metro and South East Victoria.
Elizabeth is a Experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in the Education and Not for Profit industries. Skilled in Fundraising,Coaching, Strategic Planning, Event Management, Governance and Recruiting. Strong professional with an academic background and wide experience in the Primary,Secondary and Tertiary education sectors as well as in a wide range of Not For Profit organisations including Aged Care, Hospital and Apprenticeships and Training.
Julie Busch, who joined the Board in 2019, has worked extensively in senior roles within private and publicly owned retail property, local government and community sectors.With qualifications in journalism, psychology, shopping centre management and business, Julie brings expertise in diverse stakeholder management, business, consumer marketing and infrastructure development. Julie is now Chair of Dandenong Market Pty Ltd; a trustee member for the Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust; a non executive Director at Dianella Community Health and Marriott Support Services.She is a member of the retail committee for Property Council; vice president Caulfield South Community House and a judge and mentor for Tourism Victoria and national Marketing Awards.
Poul Bottern (MBA Hons, GAICD) joined IntoWork Australia as Group CEO in 2012 having over 20 years experience in management and executive level roles across community, training and employment related services.
Poul has worked with the Board and Management Team in building IntoWork Australia into a large progressive employment, recruitment, training and community service provider with over 100 locations across Australia. He is actively involved in various forums and peak bodies, including his role as the President of the National Australian Apprenticeship Association.
Operating across 12 companies, the IntoWork Group employs over 750 staff, and thousands of apprentices, trainees, and short term placements, and trains tens of thousands of students each year. As an Apprenticeship Network Provider the Group supports tens of thousands of people entering apprenticeships and traineeships, and also supports many disadvantaged young people and people with disabilities to enter the workforce and settle into the community as a DES and NDIS provider.