Brian Wexham Chief Executive Officer
Born in London, Brian is an experienced executive and non-executive director with an extensive background in media and advertising, spanning over 30 years. He has held executive roles with The Times and The Sunday Times in London, as well as Board positions with The Observer and the Today newspaper, London. He is also the former Chief Executive of Lonhro Media Group PLC East Africa and was the Chief Executive of APN Educational Media (Australia and New Zealand).
Brian holds several non-executive board positions including the board of The Australian Children’s Music Foundation and has just been appointed as Chairman of WorldSkills Australia. He is a committed proponent and advocate of Vocational Education.
Kirstin Casey General Manager
Kirstin has completed an Advanced Diploma in Screen and Media – specialising in Production at Central Institute of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. Upon graduating she was awarded a Highly Commended Award for the Vocational Student of the Year Awards and was nominated for the WA Training Awards.
Born in Singapore and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia, Kirstin’s love of travelling took her back to Asia, where based between Hong Kong and Bangkok, she managed a range of projects from corporate video productions, a thirteen part TV series for distribution on ABC, TV commercials and event management for major corporate clients.
Moving back to Australia in 2014, Kirstin joined the SkillsOne team as Operations Manager and as of October 01st 2015 has recently been appointed to the role of General Manager of SkillsOne Television, her new responsibilities also extending to National Skills Week.
Madeleine Lamond Production & Social Media Coordinator
Madeleine joined the SkillsOne team in 2015 as the new full time Production Coordinator. Madeleine completed a Bachelor of Media and Communications, majoring in Media Arts and Production, at the University of Technology Sydney. Since graduating, she has travelled around regional NSW working on the feature film One Less God – to be released in 2016. She has also undertaken an internship with the independent film distribution company Titan View, working on the premiere screening of ‘Locks of Love’ at the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra, as well as the 2014 Indie Gems Film Festival. Madeleine has come to SkillsOne with a strong desire to learn more about informational video programming and documentary production in the vocational education sector.
Andrew Blau Editor & Camera Operator
Andrew joined the SkillsOne team in 2015, as editor and camera operator shortly after graduating from Billy Blue College of Design, majoring in a Bachelor of Design and Digital Media.
While Andrew studied at Billy Blue College of Design, he gained skills in design principles, motion graphics and videography. Andrew specialises in time-lapse videography, astrophotography and motion graphics bringing a new blend of artistry and creativity to the SkillsOne team. Andrew joined the SkillsOne team with the ambition to further his knowledge and experience of the production pipeline.
Jessica Martin Events Assistant
Jessica has completed an Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management and a Diploma of Events Management at Northern Sydney Institute, Ryde Tafe. During her studies Jessica became a 2013 Skillaroo and competed in the 42nd International WorldSkills competition representing Australia for Restaurant Service and came home with a Silver Medal. After many years in the Restaurant industry Jessica has decided to focus on the events industry.
Jessica is an Australian Apprenticeships Ambassador and has always had a strong passion for the VET sector. Jessica has extensive operational experience in events and joins the team as Events Assistant. She hopes to help spread the Vocational word and assist in making each event for SkillsOne and National Skills Week a success.
Hayley Andrews Event Coordinator
Hayley has recently graduated with a Bachelor of Management, majoring in Events at the University of Technology, Sydney. Upon graduation, Hayley began to pursue a career in the large-scale events industry focusing on both sports presentation and cultural ceremonial events. She worked in floor, talent and stage management roles across various events including the Sydney Kings Basketball games, Recognise 2016 Gala Dinner and 2017 Redfern Statement at Parliament House, to name a few. She has also undertaken an internship at Fuzzy Events as the Bar Staffing and Events Assistant, working across music festivals and gigs such as Curveball, Listen Out and Flight Facilities and Sydney Symphony Orchestra in the Domain.
Hayley has a strong hospitality management background and is looking forward to following a new pathway with SkillsOne and bringing these event based skills to the Vocational Education and Training sector.