With over 30 years of industry experience, Victor is passionate about helping people & organisations learn, network and share knowledge. Victor has had Senior Training and HR roles with major organisations including: Mount Isa Mines; Kenworth Trucks; Olympic Dam; and ACI Fibreglass. Victor established his own training business VC Consulting in 1995, with an emphasis on Lean Initiatives, Organisational Development and facilitating Industry Networks. He is also managing partner for Paradigm Learning in Australia / New Zealand, delivering a range of innovative Business Training Programs.
Network Facilitator – Victoria
With a 20 year career starting in automotive engineering design, sales and quality, Neil has been working with factory teams for the last decade, helping them to implement lean from the shop floor up. Neil has developed and taught visual management, safety and problem solving systems in Germany, Japan, Korea, India and South-East Asia, with a strong focus on training coaches and team leaders for sustained culture change.
Network Facilitator – Queensland and New South Wales
With over 30 years of international industry experience, Kevin has implemented a number of Operational and Business Excellence programs across many sectors. Kevin has a Masters in Quality and Environmental Management, Graduate Certificate in Operational Excellence, Certified Net Promoter Score (NPS) Facilitator and an Accredited Lead Auditor for ISO9001. Recently Kevin has worked with organisations such as Bulla Dairy Foods, GSK, MYSALE, Dematic, Southern Grampians Shire Council, Cabrini and Sunraysia TAFE. He is also a judge for the Southern Grampians Shire and Sunshine Coast Business Awards.
Kevin is passionate about bringing together people and processes to grow and build capability to deliver excellence in Customer Service and Process performance.
Network Facilitator – Western Australia
Mike has lived in Western Australia for over 21 years, where he previously held senior leadership roles at Coca-Cola Amatil in the Supply Chain including the National Manufacturing Project Manager, General Manager Supply Chain WA, and Operations Manager WA, SA and NT.
During his time at Coca-Cola Amatil, Mike gained exposure to every facet of the supply chain, and worked on major operational excellence and organisational change strategies. Mike is passionate about doing the right thing and always looking for better ways to improve performance, particularly in respect to Safety, Continuous Improvement, People Development and Engagement. Mike’s personal experience is that if an organisation can get these things right, then improved results will follow.
Shane has extensive marketing, communications and events management experience, gained across a number of diverse roles in the government and private sector. Shane has previously worked in online marketing for SMEs, as an Internal Communications Coordinator in local government, and as an advisor in state and federal government.
Shane is passionate about running interesting and powerful events, and making sure that Best Practice Network members receive the highest-quality networking and communications support.
Network Coordinator – Queensland and New South Wales
Kate joined the Best Practice Network team as coordinator for Queensland and New South Wales in June 2017. Kate is committed to delivering high-quality network events, and providing responsive member support. Kate is currently enrolled in a Certificate 3 Business Administration and is also completing a Certificate 4 in Justice Studies.