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 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.
Dr Kamal is a Clinical Psychologist with 30 years’ experience and works with clients presenting with anxiety, depression, PTSD, workplace stress, and with couples experiencing relationship difficulties. Dr Kamal graduated with Honours from UQ and holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Griffith Uni. 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.
Dr Kamal Dhaliwal
Kerry heads up the Gold Coast workplace relations team, brings more than 20 years’ expertise in her field, and is a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist. Kerry is regularly invited to present at a variety of industry events. Kerry’s experience 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. Her experience includes: Director, Australian Industry Trade College; Director, The Busy Group and The Busy Schools; Managing Legal Practitioner, Bond Commercial.
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.
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.
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 and the Board of BUSY’s Skill360 division since its acquisition in 2019.
In a career that has spanned over 23 years in the Property Development and Real Estate Industries, Leanne’s skillset is extensive and varied. With a dynamic and authentic leadership approach, her experience encompasses skills across both Human Resources and Technology disciplines, resulting in a combined value offering that amalgamates people, process and technology to deliver effective strategic outcomes.
Paul Miles, Managing Director of BUSY At Work, has been with BUSY since January 2007, initially as Deputy CEO and then appointed as CEO in July 2012. 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.
Managing Director - 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.
Chief Operating Officer - The BUSY Group
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.
Group GM – Growth and Innovation
For 20+ years, Sue has worked at the executive management level within the Vocational, Education and Training Sector (VET), within sales and business development, project management and account management. She has experience across a range of industries; food manufacturing, health, logistics, and mining. Sue understands the funding mechanisms available through Australian Apprenticeships scheme and training Industry. Sue is the Chief Commercial Officer and is responsible for working with blue-chip corporations to secure business, and project manage the implementation of workforce management programs. Sue also manages the Customer Experience services across the group.
Group GM – Stakeholder and Government Relations
Anthony is passionate about helping others develop capabilities to prepare for the future. For the past 20 years Anthony has held executive leadership roles within the employment, skills and vocational education and training (VET) sectors. In these roles, Anthony has led employment and skills initiatives across industries including construction, engineering, hospitality, international education, telecommunications, English language programs, and health. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Business from UQ and a Diploma of HR Management. Prior to entering the employment, skills and VET sectors Anthony held senior management roles within the Accor Group and Hyatt International.
Chief Executive Officer - Skill360
Leading the management of the BUSY Schools' network, Lee brings a wealth of experience after many years in senior management in the education sector both in Australia and abroad.
Chief Executive Officer - The BUSY Schools