The Audit Express Team

KEVIN EKENDAHL

KEVIN EKENDAHL

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

About Kevin

Kevin has extensive experience working in senior management positions across the training and education sector. Having built and managed a registered training organisation, Kevin understands the importance of ensuring there is the right balance between growth and compliance. Prior to this Kevin worked in the advertising sales industry where he gained valuable skills in business development and marketing.

Education

Bachelor of Business (Enterprise Development)
Diploma of Quality Auditing
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Affiliations

Independent Tertiary Education Australia (ITECA)
Institute of Internal Auditors (Australia)

Quote

“He’s not the messiah, he’s a very naughty boy”
Monty Pythons, The Life of Brian

Coffee
Soy Latte. Otherwise a simple instant Blend43 will do
MATTHEW DALE

MATTHEW DALE

Chief Commercial Officer & Founder

About Matthew

Matthew has a wealth of experience working in a range of roles across the Vocational Education and Training Sector, having worked as a former policy advisor to the Victorian Minister of Skills & Training, also as the National GM of Quality & Compliance for a large RTO, and as an RTO manage prior to establishing Audit Express. Matthew has had experience with applying for and managing various state & federal funding contracts. Matthew is passionate about improving the overall quality of education.

Education

Bachelor of Adult Learning and Development 
Diploma of Training and Assessment 
Diploma of Quality Auditing 
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment 
Certificate in Design Thinking (RMIT) 

Affiliations

Institute of Internal Auditors (Australia) 

Quote
“Do what you love and love what you do, and you’ll never work a day in your life”
Coffee

Almond milk latte 

SHARON EKENDAHL

SHARON EKENDAHL

Chief Financial Officer

About Sharon

Sharon has more than a decade of experience in practice management, working in a range of management roles across accounting and law firms. Sharon is a Chartered Accountant, specialising in taxation, and has experience working across both small and large firms. Sharon is a highly driven individual that is passionate about improving organisational systems and developing workforce skills and capability.

Education

Bachelor of Accounting
Graduate Certificate of Chartered Accounting 

Affiliations
Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand
Institute of Internal Auditors (Australia)
Quote

“Reach for greatness, nothing less, and make sure you have some fun along the way”
Steven Van Zandt

Coffee

Lactose-free cappuccino, no sugar 

PARIS ARTHUR

PARIS ARTHUR

Quality Consultant & Auditor

About Paris

Paris has extensive experience working in regulation and compliance for various government departments including working as a Lead Auditor with the Australian Skills Quality Authority for nearly a decade. She also has experience auditing biosecurity, quality, safety and environmental management systems for various small to large businesses. Paris is passionate about ensuring that all people have access to educational pathways that provide quality outcomes.

Education

Diploma of Quality Auditing
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Certificate IV in Government (Investigation)
Lead Food Safety Auditor

Affiliations

Institute of Internal Auditors (Australia)

Quote
“Hard work has made it easy. That is my secret. That is why I win” – Nadia Comaneci
Coffee
Soy Cappuccino
KATH ANDREWS

KATH ANDREWS

Quality Consultant & Auditor

About Kath

Kath has more than 20 years’ experience in the VET Sector. Having owned and operated an RTO, Kath has the hands-on skills to provide pragmatic advice and solutions to training organisations and ensure compliance with both the registration standards and funding contracts. Kath has expertise in funding contract compliance, data management, internal quality auditing, student file audits, assessment validation and governance.

Education

Diploma in Quality Auditing 
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment 

Affiliations

Institute of Internal Auditors (Australia)

Quote

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”

Coffee

Strong coffee with milk

FLEUR LIMPUS

FLEUR LIMPUS

Quality Consultant & Auditor

About Fleur

Fleur has more than three decades of experience working in the Vocational Education and Training sector. Fleur has established and managed a number of Registered Training Organisations including her own. Fleur has extensive experience of the Aged and Community Care sector, working with providers, proposing innovative education and training strategies to enable the building of a skilled and competent workforce to ensure a high standard of care and support to its consumers. Fleur has contributed greatly towards numerous projects regarding the development of training packages for the Community Services sector, sitting on a number of Industry Training and Advisory Boards.

Education
Diploma of Teaching (NZ)
Bachelor of Arts
Diploma of Quality Auditing
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
OHS Representative Course
Affiliations

Institute of Internal Auditors (Australia) 

Quote

“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows” – Sydney J. Harris

Coffee

Flat white – no sugar

LORRAH BERG

LORRAH BERG

Quality Consultant & Auditor

About Lorrah
Lorrah has 30 years of experience working in education and quality assurance environments for
RTOs and peak body associations. Her experience includes teaching, implementing the inaugural
AQTF in 2001, managing various RTOs’ quality management systems, implementing ISO Standards and quality improvement program with a national peak body, and overseeing the rollout of a national quality assurance program to 5000 Australian pharmacies.
Lorrah is highly skilled in pre and post release assessment validations, internal audits and continuous improvement processes and is committed to ensuring quality educational experiences for learners.
Education

Diploma of Quality Auditing 
Diploma of Training and Development 
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment 
Certificate IV in Small Business Management 

Quote

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela

Coffee

Decaf Soy Cap, extra extra hot!!

DENNIS TONKIN

DENNIS TONKIN

Quality Consultant & Auditor

About Dennis

Dennis’ career spans teaching, management, and leadership roles in the vocational education and training (VET) sectors in Victoria and Northern Territory. The career has been interspersed by delivering VET projects in South East Asia and training at Portland Community College in the USA on a Fulbright scholarship. Dennis is passionate about providing learners with career opportunities in the vocational sector. To achieve this, he has led the development and implementation of quality management systems to achieve optimum outcomes for learners, industry, and community.

Education

Bachelor of Vocational Education and Training 
Diploma of Business – Accounting 
Diploma of Education 
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment 

Affiliations

Institute of Internal Auditors (Australia) 

Quote
“How you do anything is how you do everything”
– Gregg Andrew Hurwitz, Orphan X
Coffee
I love a cup of loose-leaf black tea brewed in my Japanese teapot. I always add milk first!
TANIA GIOVANOGLOU

TANIA GIOVANOGLOU

Quality Consultant & Auditor

About Tania

Tania has more than two decades of experience in the Vocational Education and Training sector, working in a range of senior management roles. Working as a Compliance Manager in a number of large RTOs operating at both a State and National level, has provided Tania with extensive experience, knowledge and a deep understanding of the compliance requirements of different registering and funding bodies, as well as the ISO standards. In Tania’s various roles within the VET Sector, she has developed and established teams and quality management systems that ensured high performance, efficient, quality-focused and compliant RTO operations.

Education

Diploma of Business (Frontline Management) 
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment 

Quote

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Coffee

Skinny white with one sugar

STEPHEN AUBURN

STEPHEN AUBURN

Auditor

About Stephen

Stephen has worked in Human Resources and Training for more than four decades, with a focus on Vocational Education and Training (VET) since the mid 1990’s. Stephen is an experienced educator and specialist in the areas of quality assurance, compliance and audit, and has experience working in a range of management roles across both the public and private sectors. . Stephen has established RTOs, managed Training Package review and development processes, provided quality assurance services on Training Packages, and worked TVET projects in India for the Asian Development Bank, the National Skills Development Corporation and the International Labour Organisation. Over the past 12 years, Stephen has worked as a consultant and auditor, working both independently and as a panel auditor for a range of government departments and regulators, including the VET Regulator – ASQA. Stephen is passionate about improving the overall quality and outcomes for students in the Australian VET sector.

Education

Master of Education (Focus on Vocational  Education & Public Policy) 
Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) 
Diploma in Quality Auditing 
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment 

Certifications:
Lead Auditor Quality Management Systems, Exemplar Global 
Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Australian Psychologists Press 
Team Management Profile, Team Management Systems 

Quote

“How marvellous books are, crossing worlds and centuries, defeating ignorance and, finally, cruel time itself.” – Gore Vidal, Julian

Coffee
Long Macchiato
AIMEE YOW

AIMEE YOW

Audit Assistant

About Aimee

Aimee has more than a decade of experience as an auditor in quality and compliance, managing contractors and technical staff including training and development, recruitment and evaluation,
and leading multi-disciplinary teams to achieve compliance to ISO 9001, company procedures, and regulatory and statutory regulations. Aimee is an experienced professional and has worked in a variety of roles including Project Management, Resource Management, Quality Management, and HSE Management. Aimee has extensive exposure to various sectors including; Defence, IT, Telecommunications, Utilities, and Retail.

Education
Certificate IV in Frontline Management
QMS Auditor / Lead Auditor – ISO 9001
Affiliations

Institute of Internal Auditors (Australia)

Quote

“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere”
Carl Sagan

Coffee

Almond flat white, no sugar

PIP LYNDON-JAMES

PIP LYNDON-JAMES

Audit Assistant

About Pip

Pip has 15 years experience in the education sector, including Higher Education, Vocational Education and Training and Vocational Workplace Learning. She has driven projects in private, government and non-government organisations, with the focus of instilling a learner’s lens within the stakeholders she encounters.

Education
Masters Adult Education
Graduate Diploma Vocational Workplace Learning
Graduate Certificate Innovative Design
Bachelor of Nursing
Advanced Diploma Paramedic Science
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Affiliations

Institute of Internal Auditors (Australia)

Quote
“I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
Robert Frost
Coffee

I don’t drink coffee, I drink tea!

JOSE FLORIDO

JOSE FLORIDO

Audit Assistant

About Jose

Jose has a degree in professional industrial engineering and analytics. With 10 months of practical experience including, project management, process design, customer relationships, problem-solving skills, auditing, reporting, and database extracts. Proficient in English and Spanish and has global experience. Has a passion for all things data, from exploration and visual reporting. Coupled with a can- do attitude, ability to work autonomously or collaboratively, strong problem-solving skills, and a drive to improve and develop.

Education
Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial)
Advanced Diploma of Project Management
Affiliations

Institute of Internal Auditors (Australia)

Quote

“Sonríe mucho que nos separa el reloj, no dejes que el tiempo se vaya, no.” – Al2 el Aldeano

Coffee

I drink tea

GRAHAM MEGGINSON

GRAHAM MEGGINSON

Quality Assurance Officer

About Graham

Graham who is originally from the UK has over 35 years experience working internationally in the Hospitality sector as an Operations Manager running multiple venues and more recently in the last decade has transitioned into the education and training sector having worked for a number of RTO’s as a qualified trainer and assessor. During this time Graham has also worked on a number of government funded projects including two industry specific mentoring programs for apprentices and trainees and another that was designed to fill employer vacancies by bridging skills gaps through training and work experience opportunities for unemployed under 25 year olds in Australia. In recent years he has been involved in the development, design and ongoing support of many Microcredentials for clients looking to offer their employees new skills and knowledge and also an opportunity to provide their customers with a better understanding of products and services. As part of the team that successfully launched Australia’s first and highly successful Covid-19 Hospitality specific Microcredential Graham saw the many benefits of Microcredentials during this difficult and challenging time and believes this and other exciting new trends within the personal development space especially for more experienced workers many of whom are time poor have huge potential for employees, employers and organisations both large and small.

Education

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

Quote

“If you want creative workers give them time to play” – John Cleese

Coffee

I don’t drink coffee

COURTNEY BRETTERECKER

COURTNEY BRETTERECKER

Corporate Services Officer

About Courtney
Courtney holds a Bachelor of Business (Digital Communications) from Deakin University. Courtney is passionate about marketing and social media and has a strong background in office administration and customer service. Courtney is a team player and is a key asset to the quality and audit team at Audit Express.
Education

Bachelor of Business (Digital Marketing)

Quote

“When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go” – Carol Burnett

Coffee
Skinny Cappuccino
EMERITUS PROFESSOR BERNIE MARSHALL

EMERITUS PROFESSOR BERNIE MARSHALL

Quality Consultant & Auditor (Higher Education)

About Bernie

Bernie has recently retired from Deakin University, which he joined in 1992 as a public health academic.
He was the Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) for the Faculty of Health from 2008 to 2016, where he was responsible for leading curriculum and academic development and review in the faculty at both strategic and operational levels. He had a particular focus on building teaching and learning leadership capacity at school, faculty and university levels and creating a culture that values and rewards high-quality teaching and effective learning and assessment. He built a strong base of the scholarship of teaching and learning through support for staff to use their teaching innovations as the basis for publications. He was a member Academic Board for a number of years and had extensive involvement in university policy review and development, and academic governance and standards.
From July 2016, he was Deakin’s first Dean of Students where he had responsibility to ensure a clear and accessible point of contact for all Deakin students on any matter relating to the overall student experience. His portfolio incorporated the Student Complaints Office, the Student Appeals Office and the Student Conduct Office. He was actively involved in a broad range of student advocacy work, including student mental and physical wellbeing and respectful relationships.
He is now an Emeritus Professor at Deakin in the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education and higher education consultant with Audit Express.

Education

Bachelor of Science (Hons), Biochemistry and Chemistry 
Diploma of Education 
Master of Public Health 

Quote

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now” – Chinese proverb

Coffee

Strong Flat White

EMERITUS PROFESSOR MALCOLM CAMPBELL

EMERITUS PROFESSOR MALCOLM CAMPBELL

Quality Consultant & Auditor (Higher Education)

About Malcolm

Malcolm was formerly the Deputy Dean at Deakin University in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment. In these roles he led the Faculty in developing teaching and learning outcomes for students and staff and enhancing the curriculum. Key projects have been Chair of the University Teaching and Learning Committee, Change Manager and Chair of the Implementation Team for the University Learning Management System, and project lead for the Faculty course enhancement process. In 2010 Malcolm was awarded an Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) national citation for his leadership of teaching and learning.
Malcolm’s interest in authentic learning has been realised through the development of a number of initiatives around Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and membership of two OLT projects on WIL Leadership. Malcolm’s teaching interests focus on Computer Interface Design and Human-Computer Interaction however he is a skilled software developer working mainly on web systems. He is also skilled in professional development of staff teams, curriculum design and the development information support systems.

Education

Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) 
Diploma of Education 
Graduate Diploma in Computer Education 
Master of Computing 

Quote

“Times change. When I grew up all photos were black and white. Now, black and white is a special effect.” One of mine

Coffee
Strong Latte
DR ASHELEY JONES

DR ASHELEY JONES

Quality Consultant & Auditor (Higher Education)

About Asheley

Dr Asheley Jones FAMI, CPM, MACS (Senior), CP is a highly autonomous, senior education executive with over two decades experience in the education, technology and professional service sectors. She has held strategic leadership roles in education and future work initiatives as COO of DeakinCo. the commercial arm of Deakin University and Head of Education and Workforce Development for the Australian Computer Society, (ACS), and currently chairs the Accreditation, Education and Employability portfolio for the Australian Council of Professions offering strategic advice to the CEO and sits on a number of private higher education academic and curriculum advisory boards. Ash is also member of the TEQSA register of experts & is a previous chair of the Accreditation and Education portfolio for the Australian Marketing Institute. Ash has extensive experience in building and deploying innovative educational models for collaborative partnerships between industry, academic and professional bodies, one of which earned a Victorian State International Education Innovation award in 2014. Ash has undertaken TEQSA and professional association accreditation audits for several private higher education providers.

Education

DBA, Accounting and Business/Management 
Master of Arts (MA) 
Bachelor’s Degree (Hons), History 

Affiliations

Member of TEQSA Register of Experts | 2019 – Current
Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Australian Marketing Institute Chair Accreditation and Professional Education (2018 – 2019)
Deputy Chair Accreditation and Certification Board (2018)
Accreditation and Certification Board Member (2017)
Vic ICT For WomenBoard Member (2017)

Coffee

Any coffee will do

DR CHARLYNN MILLER

DR CHARLYNN MILLER

Quality Consultant & Auditor (Higher Education)

About Charlynn
Charlynn Miller, PhD, FACS CP, MAICD is a strategic leader with over 35 years of experience inindustry and education. Her role as the Director, Technology & Innovation with DeakinCo was to initiate innovation and work with a world leader in technology, enhancing the systems within DeakinCo to meet the needs of the organisation and its clients. Her expertise lies in technology transformation, business development, educational excellence, quality assurance, and project and stakeholder relationship management. Charlynn serves as a board member with the Victorian Branch of the Australian Computer Society (ACS), as well as chairing the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and representing Victoria on the ACS National Congress. Charlynn was honoured in 2011 with an Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. In 2014, Charlynn was the AIIA Awards Victoria ICT Educator of the Year.
Education
PhD
Master of Education (Adult Learning)
Graduate Certificate, Human Resource Development
Graduate Certificate, Higher Education
Bachelor of Science
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Affiliations

Member of TEQSA Register of Experts | 2019 – Current
Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Australian Marketing Institute Chair Accreditation and Professional Education (2018 – 2019)
Deputy Chair Accreditation and Certification Board (2018)
Accreditation and Certification Board Member (2017)
Vic ICT For WomenBoard Member (2017)

Coffee
Any coffee will do.