Meet the Team

Brian Wexham

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. Brian spent 15 years with The Times and Sunday Times in a variety of executive roles, gaining significant operational experience across editorial and advertising.

From 1983, he spent several years in Cape Town, South Africa working with the largest publishing company, Media 24.

He later returned to London and joined The Observer as a Director and was also on the main board of the newly launched Today newspaper. During this period in the UK he headed up the development of The Observer’s enterprise division which embraced film production, book publishing and the successful launch of new magazine titles.

In 1990, Brian moved to Nairobi, Kenya to head up Lonrho PLC’s East African publishing interests. As Chief Executive.

He is the author of several books, including the highly acclaimed Shipwrecks (Timmins), as well as being the author of a successful international cartoon strip.

In 2006 Brian was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer of The Institute for Trade Skills Excellence. He is a committed proponent of vocational education and training, and is now CEO of SkillsOne Television and Founder and Chair of National Skills Week.

In 2013, Brian was nominated as Chair of WorldSkills Australia, a position he held for 5 years.

Brian also holds several non-executive board positions, which include Creative Communications, and Chair of The Australian Children’s Music Foundation.

Email: brian.wexham@skillsone.com.au

Phone: 0413 735 771

David Cowan

David Cowan Strategy and Partnership Director- National Skills Week

David was born and educated in Sussex, England, and emigrated to Australian in 1993. He is an experience Executive with exposure to a variety of industries both as a Management Consultant and Senior Executive.

David has worked for both large corporations and family run businesses, and held positions including General Manager, Operations Manager and State Manager in industries including Print Media, Business Process Outsourcing, Telecommunications and Travel and Tourism. He is a result driven leader, acknowledged for his ability to develop and implement management ideas and demonstrated ability to grow, influence and market a brand.  Recognised talent to motivate and mentor a team, whilst introducing process and procedures for business and financial sustainability.

Email:   david.cowan@skillsone.com.au

Phone: 0402 111 551

Anne Cazar

Anne Cazar Project Manager

Anne is passionate about building people’s understanding of Vocational Education and Training in Australia. With over 27 years of experience and expertise in education, hospitality, tourism, retail, human resources, and business consulting , her focus has always been on measurable returns, leading and developing high performing teams, and creating the best opportunities and experiences for students and Industry. Anne’s particular success and expertise has been to forge extremely valuable partnerships with stakeholders to deliver meaningful and relevant training and education programs, resulting in industry-ready graduates, exciting, beneficial student experiences and positive outcomes for industry.

Anne has engaged with SkillsOne for at least 6 years- either in her VET and management roles or recently for the past 2.5 years as project manager of National Skills Week.

Email: anne.cazar@skillsone.com.au

Phone: 0438 808 848

Kirstin Casey

Kirstin Casey Project Manager

Since 2014, Kirstin has worked extensively across the vocational and education space with both operational and on the ground experience presenting programs in schools across NSW.  She came to the space via a background in television production, after gaining an Advanced Diploma at Central Institute of Technology in Perth WA, with specialisation in production. Kirstin’s career has seen her work across Australia and internationally throughout Asia on commercials, television and documentary content.
Kirstin applied her experience to SkillsOne in 2014, bringing her video production knowledge to aid in creating high level video content focusing on the careers sector.  A qualified Event Manager and currently finalising qualifications for Project Management, Kirstin combines her skills and interests with responsibility for SkillsOne’s Skills and Thrills showcases.

Phone: 0420 652 558

Georgia Turner

Georgia Turner Events Assistant

Georgia joined the SkillsOne team in 2019 working on the Skills and Thrills Showcases. As owner and director of a dance studio since 2016, she has always been interested in events management and was drawn to the role at SkillsOne. Georgia graduated with a Bachelors in Dance and Performance, Media, Culture and Communications in 2015 and has been working in the primary education system since. Mentoring High School Students at the dance school, Georgia is passionate in bringing Vocational Education and Training knowledge to all students, who may not realise the extensive career options and opportunities available to them!

Email: georgia.turner@skillsone.com.au

Phoebe Beckers

Phoebe Beckers Events Assistant

Phoebe is passionate about bringing Vocational Education and Training knowledge to those in Australia. Phoebe joined the SkillsOne team in 2019, working on National Skills Week programs. Phoebe graduated with a Bachelors in Business, Events Management in 2017 and  has been working in the events industry for over 5 years, which led her to her role at SkillsOne. She is eager to share her knowledge of Vocational Education and Training with as many people as she can reach.

Email: phoebe.beckers@skillsone.com.au