Our Facilitators

Our Facilitators

Meet our facilitators:

Whist many training providers use facilitators whose experience is limited to the training room, Rhodes Business School uses the services of only the best in the L&D industry, all of whom are both professionally qualified AND have a minimum of 10 years relevant experience ‘in industry’.

Due to this network of facilitators across Australia (meaning travel and accommodation costs are kept to an absolute minimum) we are able to deliver programs across the country (including city, rural, and remote locations) and internationally.

A selection of some Rhodes Business School’s outstanding facilitators/coaches includes (but is by no means limited to):

Peter Ferreira


Peter is a highly engaging consultant and facilitator with more than twenty years’ practical business experience, he has worked with both private- and public-sector organisations, in manufacturing, mining and engineering, financial services, information technology, transport and logistics, sales and marketing, aviation, health, and defence services.

Passionate about business improvement and adult education, Peter is a professional trainer and management consultant (specialising in Business and Human Resources Strategies, Learning and Development, and Change Management) who actively engages, challenges, and inspires his audiences.


  • Strategic HR, AGSM University of NSW
  • Strategic Business Planning Program, Deakin University
  • BA Psychology (Behavioural Science)
  • Graduate Diploma Human Resource Management (HRM)
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment
  • Skills for Empowered Workforce – DDI – Master Trainer
  • Targeted Selection Accredited trainer
  • WH&S Representative – Safe Work
  • Accredited Facilitator, Team of Teams ©Network Australia
  • ACER Vocational Tests, Registered Administrator
  • Disc Behavioural Profile Accreditation
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Accredited Trainer
  • Stress Management, Australian Institute of Professional Counselling
  • Introduction to Counselling, University of Queensland 

Service Offerings: 

  • Frontline Management
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Client Service
  • Strategy and Business Planning
  • Communication
  • People Skills


John Scotland

John Scotland

John Scotland is an engaging educator, facilitator, and consultant who consistently demonstrates why he is in demand to lead courses, coach and consult. For more than 17 years John has run programs for many Australian companies in the mining, oil & gas, manufacturing, service, and health industries as well as WA and Commonwealth public sector agencies.

John has over 15 years’ experience as a university lecturer in Learning and Development and has significant leadership experience as a CEO and senior manager in numerous private sector organisations leading teams of up to 300 people.

John’s facilitation is highly active, experiential, and enjoyable. He focuses on the development and practice of skills using well-developed models, case studies, scenarios and real-time examples where participants can be curious, experiment, and succeed.


  • BA (English)
  • Grad Dip Ed (Education Secondary)
  • Grad Dip HRD (Human Resource Development)
  • Cert IV TAA

Service Offerings:

  • Business and strategic planning
  • Leadership and management development
  • Team and individual performance development
  • Communication, change management and conflict resolution
  • Learning needs assessments, planning and evaluation
  • Workplace coaching 


Rob Glenn

Rob Glenn

Rob Glenn has over 30 years of experience in project management, construction engineering, business management and corporate training in the fields of professional development and financial acumen has successfully delivered training to a huge number of organisations, such as Alcoa, Argyle Diamond Mine, Barminco, Barrick Gold Corp, Boyne Aluminium, BHP Research, BHP Billiton, BHP Iron Ore, BMA Coal, Capricornia Electricity ,Civil Aviation Services, Comalco, CRA, Croseus Mining, Curtin University, Dominion Mining, Fortescue Metals Group, Gold fields Australia, Hamersley Iron, Hill 50 Gold, Illawarra Electricity, Iluka Resources, iPi Group, KCGM, Kambalda Nickel, Leinster Nickel, Lihir Gold, McArthur River Mining, Minerals and Metals Group, Mobil, Mount Isa Mines, Murdoch University, Newcrest Mining, Newlands Coal, Newmont, New Zealand Aluminium, Normandy Mining, Northparkes Mine, Olympic Dam, Oxiana, Pasminco Mining, Peak Gold, PepinNini Minerals, Pilbara Iron, Placer Dome, Porgera Joint Venture, Queensland Alumina Ltd, Queensland Nickel, Ravenswood Gold, Rio Tinto, SANTOS, Shell Billiton, Shell Refineries, Telfer Gold, Western Australia Petroleum, Western Mining Corporation, Western Power, Westralian Sands, Woodside, Worsley Alumina, Xstrata, and Zinifex. 

He is an experienced, nationally acclaimed financial presenter who brings a powerful dimension to all of his training programs. In his unique and highly engaging style, he presents a practical session to a wide range of people in all facets of industry and provides program participants with skills and knowledge that can be applied immediately.

Rob makes his programs and financial concepts relevant for everyone by presenting them in a stimulating, logical and practical manner and tailors the content, varies the emphasis, and delivers the concepts in a style according to the needs of the group – to technical, production and management people at any level, with or without prior knowledge of the subject of ‘finance’.

In addition to other financial acumen programs, Rob is well known for his extremely successful ‘Financial Management & Project Investment’ program, ideal for people in the engineering, mining and resource sectors wishing to increase efficiencies and profits for their employers, enhance their careers, and develop their corporate and personal financial management skills.


  • BA Mechanical Engineering – Curtin University
  • BA Commerce – Curtin University
  • Diploma of Financial Planning
  • Certificate IV Training & Education

Service Offerings:

Rob is considered a subject matter expert and lead facilitator in the fields of:

  • Finance for non-financial people
  • Business and financial acumen
  • Business planning
  • Financial Planning
  • Financial Strategy
  • Financial literacy
  • Commerce and Finance
  • Training and Assessment


Philippa Storey

Philippa Storey - Rhodes Business School Facilitator 2

Philippa has been assisting companies with workforce development for over 20 years and, in that time, has firmly established her reputation as an outstanding workshop facilitator, consultant, and keynote speaker.

She has experience of delivering to a wide variety of industries, including (but not limited to) Oil & Gas, Engineering, Construction, Finance, and Publishing, and is well known for her entertaining and engaging style.

In addition to her in-depth experience in the areas of Leadership and Communication Skills, she is a subject matter expert in the field of Sales & Marketing and Client/Customer retention and is accredited to deliver and assess VET and e-learning programs and is a certified practitioner of True Colours and HBDI, and is conversant with DiSC.


  • Business Management (Majoring in Marketing)
  • Certificate IV in Training and Education
  • ADMA (Direct Marketing, Assertiveness Training, & Relationship Sales Skills) – Australian Marketing Institute
  • AITD – Advanced Facilitation Skills
  • Successful Presentation Skills and Face-To-Face Communications – Maura Fay University

Service offerings:

  • Client/Customer Retention
  • CRM (Client Relationship Management)
  • Referral Marketing
  • Loyalty marketing
  • Customer Service
  • Leadership Skills
  • Sales Skills
  • Team Effectiveness
  • Effective Communication Skills


Rob Caroline

Rob Caroline

Rob Caroline is a highly experience, exceptional facilitator with in-depth understanding of developing leadership and management capabilities. He has excellent interpersonal, facilitation and training skills that routinely produce engaging, interactive workshops and outstanding learning outcomes.

Despite being a subject-matter-expert in a wide range of business and leadership topics, Rob is an acknowledged authority in the area of ‘Safety and Risk Leadership/Management’, delivering tailored programs that produce a proven and reliable increase in workforce engagement and positive behaviour change (and a decrease in incidence) directly relating to workplace health and safety.

Rob has worked with a variety of industries; however, he has particularly high levels of knowledge and experience of delivering to the Resources, Engineering, Construction, and Power & Water sectors with organisations such as Leighton Mining, MacArthur Coal, Tarong Energy, Stanwell, Worley Parsons Engineering, Fulton Hogan Construction & Engineering, Sydney Water, Energex, and Ergon Energy.


  • Master of Human Factors and Safety Management Systems
  • Graduate Certificate of Project Management
  • Graduate Certificate of Risk Management
  • Masters of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science (Pharmacology Major)
  • Diploma of Training and Assessment Systems
  • Diploma of Aviation Studies
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Just Culture Certification and Learning Systems
  • Human Factors for Transport investigators
  • Many incident investigation programs including:
    • ICAM (Incident Cause Analysis Method)
    • Tripod
    • Bowtie (Airservices Australia)
    • Qantas
    • Root Cause Analysis

Service Offering:

  • Safety Management
  • Safety Leadership
  • Frontline Management/Leadership
  • Change Management
  • Culture (from a safety, risk, and business perspective)
  • Risk Management Systems
  • Strategic thinking & implementation
  • Human Factors
  • Safety Culture and behavioural change
  • Project and change management
  • Coaching


Tony Holmes

Tony Holmes - Rhodes Business School Facilitator 2

Tony’s formative career years established his sound strategic thinking and planning competencies supported by a variety of hands-on managerial and leadership positions. As a Certified Management Consultant and Facilitator Tony’s core competencies are in strategic thinking and planning, supported by business performance analysis directed at enhancing organisational capability development. Supplemented by relevant academic studies Tony has developed a strong capacity to help people and organisations succeed through enhanced people performance and continuous improvement.


  • PhD—current part-time research through Faculty of Education at the University of Tasmania. The thesis addresses the area of knowledge leadership with submission planned for 2013.
  • Master of Public Administration (University of Queensland).
  • Graduate Diploma in Administration (Canberra University).
  • Two military Masters degree equivalents:
    • (1) Graduate of the Australian Staff College, Queenscliff, Victoria (PSC): strategic and logistic planning specialisations.
    • (2). Graduate of The Royal Military College of Science, Shrivenham, UK (QTC), now Cranfield University: the application of science and technology for military purposes.
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training & Education 

Service Offerings: 

  • The Principles of Management
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Developing high Performance Managers
  • Business Operations Improvement
  • Project Management, including Risk Management and Procurement
  • Advanced Negotiation
  • Advanced Business Presentations
  • Train the Trainer
  • Coaching and Mentoring in the Workplace
  • Effective People Skills
  • Using Management Information
  • The Innovative Organisation
  • Building Leadership Depth
  • Leadership in the Workplace
  • Frontline Management
  • Advanced Supervision
  • Techniques for Planning and Organising
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Strategic and Business Planning
  • Leading Effective Meetings
  • Developing Effective Teams
  • Managing People for Performance
  • Writing Effective Reports
  • Delivering Quality Customer Service
  • Managing Change
  • Corporate Governance
  • Enhancing Not For Profits
  • Managing Work Priorities
  • Thinking for a Change: Creativity at Work


Christine Tiyur

Christine Tiyur - Rhodes Business School Facilitator

Christine has held senior L&D and OD roles in Australia and the U.K. and understands the business context for various industries, including legal, finance, construction, mining and government.  She has worked with executives and senior leadership teams in large global organisations, in high-pressure working environments and is skilled in learning strategy and implementation, which includes positioning, creating, facilitating and embedding holistic development programs that boost people capability and organisational development.

Christine draws on strong strategic, interpersonal and technical skills to understand people and business needs, compelling senior leaders to proactively develop their people through relevant learning strategy, design and implementation and is able to craft solutions with demonstrated return on investment.  Her expertise covers the spectrum of L&D and OD, including technical, professional, management, leadership, organisational development, culture, and talent management.


  • Bachelor of Arts (University of Melbourne)
  • The Leadership Circle
  • MBTI
  • Human Synergistics LSI/GSI.

Service Offerings:

  • Learning strategy, design and development
  • Workshop facilitation
  • Executive Coaching
  • Development of L&D/OD professionals


Gerald Pauschmann

Gerald Pauschmann

Gerald is an inspirational, thought-provoking speaker, who applies the teachings of human behaviour to engage his audiences and develop useful strategies to achieve their goals.

As a coach, Gerald’s methods enable him to keep program participants working on the path toward their goals and turn under-performing groups of individuals into high-performing, goal-oriented teams.

Gerald has extensive experience employing accelerated learning and neurolinguistics programming in his delivery and, as a result, has developed a highly practical and dynamic approach to skills development, consistently delivering the desired learning outcomes with more than 15,000 managers and team members over the last fifteen + years.

Gerald has delivered to a large number of organisations (primarily in the Resources, Engineering, Power & Water, and Construction industries) including (but not limited to) Macarthur Coal, Sedgman Coal, Santos Oil & Gas, Fulton Hogan Construction & Engineering, Hastings Deering/CAT, Theiss, Worley Parsons Engineering, GHD Engineering, Watpac Construction & Engineering, Laing O’Rourke Construction & Engineering, Cardno Engineering, Aurizon, Sydney Water, CivDec, Pitcher Partners, and Logan City Council.


  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training
  • Accredited PCTI facilitator
  • Nationally Accredited Aussie Host Leader
  • ILP Fellow, AIMM, NLP practitioner.

Service Offering:

  • Building Client Relationships
  • Presentation Skills
  • Advanced Presentation Skills
  • Manage Self
  • Influence & Negotiation Skills
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Frontline Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Team Effectiveness
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Effective People Skills
  • Managing Women In A Male-Dominant Workplace


Grant Withrington

Grant Withrington - Rhodes Business School Facilitator 2

Grant is a highly regarded and energetic facilitator who brings a wealth of business experience and people skills to deliver workshops that are engaging and insightful, meaning the lessons learned remain long after the workshop is ended.

His enthusiasm for personal and organisational growth coupled with his ability to quickly gauge and respond to the needs of the audience ensures his workshops challenge, educate and excite, ‘delivering the goods’ for the delegates and the organisations they represent. 


  • Diploma of Teaching, Technical, & Further Education
  • Diploma of Management
  • Certificate IV in Training & Education
  • Certificate IV in Small Business Management

Service Offerings:

  • Management Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Workplace Communication
  • Team Building
  • Strategic Thinking, Planning, & Implementation
  • Leadership Skills
  • Time and Process Management
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Train the Trainer
  • Effective People Skills
  • Frontline Management
  • Managing People for Performance


Bhavna Patel

Bhavna Patel

Bhavna is an enthusiastic and highly engaging facilitator with outstanding communication and presentation skills, a wealth of relevant training and qualifications, and almost 15 years of experience in training, learning, development, and HR.

She has in-depth knowledge of instructional design, development and delivery; learning evaluation and talent management and in all roles, work, and projects shows creativity and understanding of adult learning and how to achieve the maximum transfer of learning to behaviour.

Bhavna has experience in a wide range of industries, including Engineering, Construction, Oil & Gas, Mining, Energy, Retail, Transport, and Agriculture, for organisations such as Lend Lease, Logicamms, Ballance NZ, Santos GLNG, Origin Energy, Oil Search, J. Sainsbury, Vector NZ, Public Transport Services, Kinetic Group, and House of Fraser.


  • TAE40110 – Cert IV Training and Assessment
  • Masters Degree in Human Resource Development
  • BA (Hons) Joint Degree Marketing and Business
  • Team Management Profiling (psychometric testing) – Margerison-McCann, Accredited Practitioner
  • Advanced Certificate in Business Coaching
  • NLP Diploma
  • NLP Practitioner and Hypnotherapy Practitioner (qualification pending)
  • MSAENV272B – Participate in Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices

Service Offerings:

Bhavna is considered a subject matter expert and lead facilitator in the fields of:

  • Management Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Workplace Communication
  • Project Management
  • Manage Self
  • Team Building
  • Strategic Thinking, Planning, & Implementation
  • Leadership Skills
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Train the Trainer
  • Effective People Skills
  • Performance management
  • Frontline Management
  • Workplace Stress & Anxiety Management
  • Customer Service
  • Workplace Health & Safety
  • Training and Assessment
  • Recruitment, selection and Interviewing
  • Diversity Awareness
  • Attendance and absence management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • HR for non-HR managers


Keith Chilvers

Keith Chilvers - Rhodes Business School Facilitator

Keith is a professional consultant with over 30 years of experience working in the field of human resources who has developed an outstanding reputation as a trainer and coach in the Western Australia community with feedback for his work consistently rated highly by participants and organisations.

In addition to his extensive work and expertise in the field of leadership development, Keith has also designed and delivered training modules in performance management, Recruitment and Selection, HR Law, OHS and EEO/Diversity for a number of organisations. He has developed curriculum material for units to form part of degree courses, VET programs,  and is at ease designing with facilitation by others in mind.


  • M.Bus (HRM)
  • Grad Dip HRM/D
  • Cert IV TAE (40110)
  • Cert III Investigative Services
  • Hogan Personality Inventory

Service Offerings:

  • Performance Management Training
  • HR Strategic Planning
  • IR/EEO Training Delivery
  • Training and Facilitation
  • Leadership Coaching

To find out more about the ways that Rhodes Business School’s industry leading facilitators and consultants and our benchmark training programs contact us now via the form on the right of this page or via [email protected] or on 1300 RHO AUS / 1300 746 287.

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