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Leadership Team

Leadership Team

The heart of our culture is a team focus. At BUSY we place great emphasis on ensuring our leaders not only have great minds but are great people too.

At The BUSY Group we understand that complex challenges require innovative solutions. That’s why we hand-pick exceptionally talented people; chosen for their leadership skills, their ability to think strategically and to communicate effectively. This has formed the foundation of our success. Learn more about our board of directors or executive leadership team by reading their bio’s below.

Martin Punch

Martin Punch OAM is chairman of The BUSY Group Ltd. Martin founded BUSY in 1977 to assist disadvantaged young people on the Gold Coast find pathways into training and employment. Martin is also a co-founder of Jobs Australia, a not-for-profit association that supports other organisations in the employment, skills and training sectors.

Brett Gleeson

Brett specialises in the provision of audit and advisory services to the private and public sectors including not-for-profit organisations. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Marketing) and is a Chartered Accountant. Having worked for KPMG Australia, Brett spent several years overseas where he crafted significant experience in the financial services sector working for Morgan Stanley in London. Brett is now the Financial Controller of a market leading online finance company. Brett has extensive experience in statutory reporting obligations and detailed knowledge of corporate governance and risk management issues for companies, including appropriate company policies and procedures.

Rod Booth

Rod is from a North Queensland cane farming background and worked in a variety of jobs and industries. After a stint with the Australian Post Office/Telecom he commenced work for the Federal Department of Employment, Education and Training. Rod spent the last few years as Regional Manager (Commonwealth Employment Services) Gold Coast. During this period he undertook placements in Logan, Brisbane State Office and Cairns including Thursday Island.

Kerry Gibb

Kerry is Director of her own workplace and safety law firm, bringing more than 30 years’ experience in her field. Kerry’s expertise covers a wide range of industries including construction, aviation, health and medical, education, retail, franchising, finance, media and publishing, not-for-profit, tourism, manufacturing, sport and events, hospitality, and professional services in the public and private sector. Kerry’s current roles include: Founding Director of Integrity Centre, and Non-Executive Director of The BUSY Group. Kerry is a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist, and also acts as Semester Assistant Profession for Bond University’s Master of Laws (Enterprise Governance) Program, and was a former Non-Executive Director of The BUSY Schools and the Australian Industry Trade College.

Graeme Johnston

Graeme has worked in the marketing and media profession for over 40 years, being directly associated with some of the world’s largest multinational companies and Australia’s biggest broadcasting groups. He held a number of senior management and CEO positions before launching his own Marketing and Management Consultancy in 1987. He holds a BA (Economics) from Macquarie Univ. and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) from Bond Univ. He was admitted to the Supreme Court of Qld as a Solicitor in 2005. A Fellow of both the Aust. Institute of Management and Aust. Marketing Institute, Graeme has served on the Management Board of The BUSY Group since 1993.

Dr Kamal Dhaliwal

Dr Kamal Singh Dhaliwal is a Clinical Psychologist with over 30yrs experience in private practice, working with adults and adolescent clients. As a longstanding Director of The BUSY Group (and also a former Chair of The BUSY Schools), Dr Dhaliwal has been closely involved in the development and expansion of programs and services to people in need. He is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and is registered to practice as a Clinical Psychologist with the national regulatory body – Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). For the past 15 years he’s been a registered professional supervisor for the Queensland Psychologist’s Board. Dr Kamal has extensive experience in the area of child abuse, and family dysfunction and has been involved in the community assisting youth in need.

Paul Miles

Managing Director - The BUSY Group
Paul Miles, Managing Director of The BUSY Group, has been with BUSY since January 2007, initially as Deputy CEO and then appointed as CEO in July 2012, and then Managing Director. Paul has a degree in Law from Cardiff University, Wales, however retrained as an accountant within the energy industry and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Between leaving the energy industry and joining BUSY, Paul worked in the financial services sector for major banking and insurance organisations in Australia and the UK.

Leonie Carlile

Group - Chief Executive Officer - The BUSY Group
Leonie brings to the team a background of senior management experience in both Human Resources and broader Business Management. Commencing her career as an Officer in the Australian Army, Leonie has worked across a range of sectors, including Manufacturing, Government, Resources and Community Services. Leonie holds a BA (Economics & Politics), MBA (Human Resources) and Post Graduate qualifications in Accounting.

Sue Loch

Executive Director
Sue has dedicated more than 20 years to leading roles in the Vocational, Education and Training (VET) sector. Her expertise lies in driving sales, spearheading business development, and project and account management. Sue has experience across diverse industries such as manufacturing, health, logistics and mining, and has a profound understanding of the funding mechanisms available through the Australian apprenticeships scheme and training industry. As Board member and Executive Director of The BUSY Group, Sue is instrumental in forging strategic partnerships and overseeing the implementation of workforce management programs. She is also responsible for government and stakeholder relations across the group, playing a pivotal role in expanding BUSY’s impact throughout more communities across Australia.

Stephen Riley

Group – Chief Strategy Officer
Stephen has a passion for learning about businesses and creating sustainable growth strategies. Stephen thrives on helping these businesses understand how growth can be attained and how they can drive business forward through shifts in behaviour and business logic. Stephen’s core process is to understand the traditional path, and then find a better way. Stephen focuses on making change through leadership practices, strategic planning and execution, innovation, financial improvement, business modelling, and process design. Stephen is driven to deliver on targets while watching the performance and profitability of the teams around him grow.
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