Acting Chief Executive Officer
Poul Bottern (MBA Hons, GAICD), in his role as the Group CEO of IntoWork Australia, is currently also acting as the Chief Executive Officer for AGA. Poul 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.
AGA is one of the 12 companies of the IntoWork Australia Group, which employs over 750 staff, and thousands of apprentices, trainees, and short term placements, and trains tens of thousands of students each year. AGA supports many young people entering apprenticeships and traineeships, through employment and training.
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.
General Manager – Employment, Development & Projects
Anthony started with AGA as a Field Officer in 2006 and was soon promoted to Field Operations Coordinator for Gippsland in 2007. Anthony spent a year in the role and later progressed to Operations Manager.
Prior to joining the organisation, Anthony completed his apprenticeship with AGA (known as GGT at the time) from 1996 to 2000. After finishing his apprenticeship, he became a host employer, running his own business across the Gippsland region of Victoria.
Anthony now holds the position of General Manager – Employment, Development & Projects with oversight of the Group Training, Labour Hire, Recruitment and Business Development departments of AGA. With his years of experience and knowledge of the organisation and the industries it services, Anthony is highly regarded within the team.
After completing Year 12 in 1998, Clint followed a career as a sheet metal worker. He spent five years working in the role, setting and operating a wide range of machinery. In 2003, Clint started his own business making stainless steel components for a manufacturer of hot water units and systems.
In 2011, Clint started his role as Field Officer at AGA looking after engineering apprentices. With a passion for working with young people through coaching local football and a history working in metal trades, Clint stayed in this position for over three years. He then moved on to become Field Operations Coordinator before being promoted to GTO Manager where he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of AGA’s GTO and staff.
Training Support Manager
Marielle’s career trajectory includes significant work in the fields of Business, Construction, Science and the nuclear power generation industry. Her career change to the Education/RTO world allowed her to develop technical expertise in curriculum development, educational technologies, learning management systems, student management systems and compliance.
Training Manager – Melbourne
Lisa joined AGA in March 2018 as an ISMAA mentor supporting apprentices in civil construction. She was promoted to Team leader in October 2018. Her desire to work with and support apprentices in training lead her to progress to her current role as the Training Manager.
Completing an apprenticeship herself, she has fond memories of learning and striving to be the best in her industry while working in the top hotels and restaurants in Melbourne. Lisa has previous experience working in the training sector for over 18 years in various roles ranging from training apprentices in hospitality, foundation skills training and previous experience as a youth worker. Lisa also enjoys volunteering for Worldskills competitions and various local youth events.
Supporting the youth to be the best they can be while successfully achieving their goals is her passion.
Major Projects Manager
Daniel has over 3 years’ experience within the GTO sector as a field officer, following over 10 years of holding various leadership positions within the retail industry. Daniel is now the Major Projects Manager for AGA.
Committed to supporting Australian apprentices, his work focuses on larger civil infrastructure projects, including heading up our JVEN contract which helps place automotive retrenched workers back into employment through the Group Training model.
AASN State Manager – Victoria
When Renee completed High School in 1992 she started an apprenticeship in Electrical Engineering before too long the corporate world came calling and she has forged a career in senior sales and leaderships position within a variety of industry sectors.
Renee started with AGA in 2015 as a Business Consultant within our AASN department. She was promoted to Assistant State Manager in early 2019 before being promoted to AASN State Manager in late 2019.
Renee has over ten years’ experience in the VET sector and has worked for not only AASN but also with RTO, in sales, customer service and as a business trainer. Renee has a passion for helping people achieve and believes in the fundamentals of lifelong learning.
Warwick is our Training Manager in Gippsland who was previously the business consultant with MAS National our AASN provider.
Prior to joining AGA, Warwick was a business owner for 15 years who has always had a keen interest in the educations sector, holding voluntary roles on committees and boards whilst ensuring his business was able to provide placement and work experience opportunities for young people to learn about his industry.
Warwick has a passion for developing young people and enjoys working with business owners and industry partners to see workers of the next generation achieve their goals. Having lived in Gippsland for 23 years, Warwick has strong networks throughout the region and remains committed to ensuring Gippsland provides rewarding employment opportunities.