Our Trainers

Our Training Academy has a team of expert auditor trainers who are all practicing auditors in the fields of Quality, Environmental, OH&S, Food Safety, Information Security, Business Continuity and Integrated Management Systems certification. Our trainers have great delivery and training techniques, which make our courses relevant and practical with real auditing experiences.

  • Tom Barham
    Tom Barham
    Training & Compliance Manager
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    Tom Barham

    Tom Barham

    Tom is father to a seven-year-old Italian Greyhound called Willow. He is our in-house chef and foodie. Family and friends are forever asking Tom to whip up his amazing multilayer orange almond stack and watch out at Easter, because his triple choc ganache easter eggs are to die for!

    Tom was once about to begin a health and safety review at an aerospace maintenance organisation when within half an hour of walking in the door, he tore the back of his trousers on a whiteboard. Tom learned that day that it is very difficult to write on a whiteboard facing away from it, and that it is also good to wear similar coloured underpants and trousers on important work days.

  • Pat Horigan
    Pat Horigan
    Training & Compliance Manager
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    Pat Horigan

    Pat Horigan

    Pat is a member of the Coast Guard and spends his weekends out on the water. He enjoys camping and travelling around Northern Australia. This sometimes means he has to leave his German Shepherd at home, so he’s never away for too long.

    Pat’s most awkward training experience was one of those times when everything could go wrong, did go wrong – it involved traffic, spilled coffee, fire drills, and evacuating a class down 16 flights of stairs. Thankfully, that was a one-off and Pat’s classes are widely-regarded as some of our most enjoyable.

  • Martin Tolar
    Martin Tolar
    Training & Compliance Manager
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    Martin Tolar

    Martin Tolar

    Martin breeds Australian Shepherds and spends his weekends coaching AFL and ferrying his kids to footy and basketball.

    Martin’s most embarrassing auditing experience was having to conduct an audit in his gym gear. He was at the gym prior to starting the audit when the auditee cancelled. As he was close by, he dropped in to explain the consequences to the auditee, who decided to proceed with the audit after all. Martin didn’t have anywhere to shower or change so he conducted the audit wearing his 2007 City to Surf Fun Run souvenir participant t-shirt and his old footy shorts.

  • Claire Bingham
    Claire Bingham
    Training & Compliance Manager
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    Claire Bingham

    Claire Bingham

    Claire has four dogs, three horses, a cat and a husband. Claire travels quite a bit on consulting jobs – being highly sought-after for both her pragmatic quality system implementation and her awesome jokes. To add to the mix, she also runs a Perth-based dog rescue charity and does horseback archery, trail riding and dressage as hobbies. We’re still not quite sure how she manages to fit us in to her schedule! With roots in the UK, we think one of Claire’s best jobs would have been working as a Quality Systems Brewer for Carlsberg breweries. Any volunteers for those quality control tests?

    Claire will never live down the day she asked a ‘random guy’ to borrow his mobile phone. He obliged, leaving her friends gobsmacked. Turns out the ‘random guy’ was Robert Plant and Claire had no clue she had just used the lead singer of Led Zeppelin’s phone.

  • John Smale
    Training & Compliance Manager
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    John Smale

    John is our resident adrenaline junkie – he’s bungee jumped, skydived, and has even gone swimming with great white sharks (all while conducting the appropriate risk assessments, of course!) John loves to travel and whilst once on a fishing trip in the Solomon Islands, he outran an erupting volcano. Despite the fact he’s a qualified food safety auditor and environmental health consultant, John always loves to sample risky street food whilst travelling abroad!

  • Micheal Martin
    Training & Compliance Manager
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    Micheal Martin

    Micheal is an avid Formula One racing fan. Once our borders open back up, he is looking forward to travelling to races in Japan, Italy and the United Kingdom. Talk about life in the fast lane!

    Micheal is a former Army Officer and is an OH&S, risk and governance specialist.

  • Casey Tredinnick
    Training & Compliance Manager
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    Casey Tredinnick

    Casey was born in New Zealand but lives in Australia so he has serious issues when the rugby is being played!

    When he’s not figuring out if he’s a Wallabies or an All Blacks supporter, Casey can be found conducting Quality audits. He once had an audit last for four weeks which left him feeling a bit like a zombie!

    Be sure to ask Casey for his bolognese recipe – he says it’s the best one around.

  • Dan Woods
    Dan Woods
    Training & Compliance Manager
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    Dan Woods

    Dan Woods

    Dan is our sports fanatic and is always ready to talk football of any code, cricket, golf, or motor racing. Dan has seen his fair share of great sporting moments, including grand finals at the MCG, the Ashes at Lords and the F1 in Melbourne. Dan was born in England, however he won’t tell you that unless England have recently won the Ashes or are ahead in an Olympic medal count!

    When not following sport or creating a dream team, Dan specialises in all things risk management, from on-the-ground security assessments to risk-based strategic planning.

“The virtual classroom coupled with an enthusiastic trainer made the course easy to run through and as good as any face to face courses I have ever attended.”

“Overall very valuable course. Balance of theory with practical workshops was excellent. Trainers stuck to the timetable very well.”

“To be honest, I wasn’t really looking forward to the training and wasn’t too sure what to expect. It turned out to be quite enjoyable and a really great experience which I put down to the facilitators, Pat and Tom and the group. Both Pat and Tom shared their breadth of knowledge and experiences and were really engaging.”

“Great presentation of the course, engaging facilitators and good use of group work. I found the course to be a great refresher for an audit course I did 10 years ago and now feel more motivated to go audits in a non-bow tie way!”

“Trainers’ knowledge was excellent, their knowledge made the training and learning easy.”

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