Key people

Key people

Mark Knox

Chief Executive Officer

Mark has worked in the Apprenticeship and Training system since 2000. In his time at AGA, Mark has worked in a number of roles starting in Finance, progressing to GM of Operations in 2007-2011. After a short time consulting to the Victorian Government on an Industry Engagement project, Mark rejoined AGA in June 2012 to lead the organisation in his current role as CEO, overseeing all aspects of AGA’s services.

In this second employment tenure, Mark has overseen a significant overhaul of the AGA business model and the establishment of the linkage with IntoWork Australia. AGA remains one of the largest employers of apprentices and trainees in Australia and is well regarded through its connections and contracted service delivery with both Federal and State Governments. With revenues nearing $50M annually AGA has a commitment to building capacity of staff at all levels and has grown to be a significant organisation supporting the communities in which it operates.

Mark studied Economics and Finance at Monash University and holds a Board Position on the Apprenticeship Employment Network, the Industry Association for Group Training Organisations in Victoria.

Anthony Magnuson

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.

Stephen Lewis

General Manager – Training, Development & Risk

Stephen has worked in the VET sector for over 25 years including roles as Field Officer, Trainer & Assessor, Supervisor, and now General Manager. With his strong industry background, Stephen excels in his current position with AGA as General Manager – Training Development & Risk. Stephen has oversight of the AGA Registered Training Organisation, and Risk area. AGA delivers training at ten sites where five are based in metropolitan Melbourne and the remaining located in the Gippsland region ranging as far as Bairnsdale.

Stephen’s diverse qualifications include a Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (University of Melbourne) and a completion of TAE40110 – Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. He has a trade background in engineering and spent time at the Ford Learning and Development Centre as a trainer for four years.

Clint Williams

GTO Manager

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.

Marielle Guinto

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.

Denise Mercouriou

Training Manager – Melbourne

Denise has over 35 years in frontline and senior management across multiple sectors. Denise has management expertise in the VET sector along with higher education and training in private enterprise. Her wealth of education experience includes a Master of International Management, a Bachelor in Political Science and a Graduate Diploma in Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice.

Denise manages operations for AGA in Melbourne and is responsible for all staff and students. She spends her time designing and scheduling education programs for various cohorts of students, overseeing the administration and compliance duties for funded and short courses, providing customer service for internal and external stakeholders and developing training and assessment strategies with her team.

Daniel Dickson

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.


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