Our vision is to be the leaders of career reinvention through inspiration, collaboration & innovation
Scott started his career in financial services before moving into the advertising industry where he worked at global agencies including Leo Burnett, Grey and Clemenger BBDO. In 2004, he transitioned into the online learning and development industry and held senior roles including his most role as Chief Sales Officer at Peopleplan (prior to his appointment at APA), where he supported supporting major international and Australian brands.
Scott has a Bachelor of Commerce and has completed Executive Programs at AGSM, Australian Institute of Management, Sydney University and General Assembly. He has been both a student and a lecturer at Sydney TAFE and The Communications Council’s Ad School.
At APA, Scott’s role is to lead the team in fulfilling the APA vision of becoming Australia’s leader in career reinvention through inspiration, collaboration and innovation. His focus in achieving this is to oversee the digital transformation of APA’s career transition services from developing the career management skills of participants through to providing deeper levels of reporting transparency and data analytics for clients.
Director, Business Partnerships
She draws on her leadership experience and her diverse background with a wide range of global clients, to offer clients insights that stimulate thought and produce creative solutions. Margie has highly developed stakeholder management skills, strong customer advocacy and has built a career in industries or organisations experiencing significant change. She is focussed and driven to succeed for all our clients and key stakeholders and expects high standards and professionalism in both herself and her team.
Margie studied Business Management & Communication and has been a guest lecturer at Cambridge University and University of Technology. She is also an accredited facilitator of a number of business behaviour tools such as: DiSC, MBTI, LSI, ECI & ESKI.
She is flexible and adaptable in dynamic and fast changing environments, with a genuine interest in human capital.
Director, Participant Journey
Jenni ’s working life has epitomized the multi-career approach to work. Having started as a social worker at the Children’s Hospital, her roles since then have included leading the recruitment, training and strategic development functions at NRMA Insurance; Managing Partner of a small international sustainability strategy organisation; helping establish KPMG’s sustainability group and leading the development of the global sustainability strategy for Fonterra, the world’s largest dairy exporter. Jenni’s experience spans across the world including Australia, USA, UK, China, Singapore, New Zealand and Korea.
A key theme of Jenni’s work has been a passion for creating positive change for individuals, organisations and communities. She has particular strengths in leadership, strategy development, change management, stakeholder engagement, counselling and facilitation.
Jenni has also been a regular guest lecturer on both career management and sustainability at the Masters of Commerce at UNSW in Sydney and has facilitated programs for Xplore, a specialist women’s career management program.
Group Head of Client Services
Cheryl has a Bachelor of Arts (Administration) and is a Birkman Method Authorised Trainer.
Her earlier career has been in senior roles in HR with a focus on organisational learning and development within a large national organisation. She has had extensive experience working within banking and financial services, technology and telecommunications, professional services, education, health, government and not-for-profit sectors.
As the Group Head of Client Services, Cheryl’s role includes responsibility for national client services, partnering with organisations to support their needs and helping them to manage risk and reputation while ensuring effective outcomes are delivered in talent management and career transition. She has had extensive experience with C-suite executives to provide coaching and career strategy.
Cheryl is curious and enthusiastic with a positive, solution-focused approach where she has a passion to work with clients to manage significant change in organisations and its impact on individuals. Having overseen many large-scale projects Cheryl has a strategic focus on achieving outcomes for the organisations and individuals that APA partners with and supports.
Head of Marketing
Throughout her career Kyara has led a number of strategic global marketing initiatives with particular focus on organisational rebrands and digital transformations, launching of new service offerings and online solutions.
In 2017, Kyara joined APA to lead and implement the marketing strategies. She brings a wealth of strategic marketing leadership to evangelise and promote the image, reputation and brand of APA. Kyara has in-depth expertise in communications, online, digital and social media, branding, multi-channel campaign management and events.
Through key marketing initiatives, Kyara’s core objective is to position APA as Australia’s leading provider of career transition and career management services where we continue to be known for our high-level of trust, care and integrity.
Head of Finance & Technology
John’s personal passion is music and in the late 90’s he produced a number or radio specials including Dr Dub on the ABC’s Triple J radio. John also had a long stint as a TV composer writing all the music for Channel 7’s Forensic Investigators, as well as many commercials.
In 2008, John started at APA as a part-time finance casual whilst still working in the music industry. However, he was soon promoted to IT Manager and his role shifted to full-time, permanent.
Currently, John manages both Finance and Technology where he has steered the finance department through several major changes and been instrumental in transitioning APA from a family-based entity to the current ownership structure.
State Director - QLD
As State Manager for Queensland Jon’s core objective is to assist clients to transition employees into new opportunities. He believes that early engagement increases the ability to support all those involved, whether it is career coaching for internal roles, redeployment, or outplacement services.
Jon provides strategic and tactical leadership in transformation and renewal to help organisations retain and develop key talent and create successful outcomes for their employees whose roles have been made redundant. From personal experience Jon knows that with the right guidance those impacted can flourish in the face of adversity and succeed in ways they didn’t think possible.
State Director - VIC
Since joining APA in 2011, Maree has partnered with a number of our client organisations in managing large scale restructures. Maree has designed and delivered innovative redeployment programs to support the retention of talent within the organisations as well as supporting employees leaving the organisation by the provision of career transition support coaching.