The Audit Express Team

Kevin Ekendahl

Kevin Ekendahl

Managing Director

Kevin has worked in senior management positions in the training and education sector for the last 8 years. 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.

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

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

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

Soy Latte. Otherwise a simple instant Blend43 will do.

Matthew Dale

Matthew Dale

Chief Operations Officer

With more than 10 years hands on experience in the VET Sector, Matthew brings a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience to Audit Express. Having been a national manager for compliance and RTO manager, Matthew has had extensive experience with managing a range of state funding contract and lead the RTO through a series of changes in registration standards.

Having a background as both a trainer and a compliance and RTO manager, Matthew’s passion is with ensuring that training organisations are able to adapt to change and ensure the continuing quality of training while also ensuring compliance with the relevant contracts and standards.

Bachelor of Adult Learning and Development
Diploma of Training and Assessment
Diploma of Quality Auditing
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

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

Almond milk latte.

Natalie Daniel

Natalie Daniel

Quality Consultant & Auditor

Natalie has been engaged in the VET Sector for over 15 years and has worked in Senior Management for more than 5 years.  Having been a Director of VET Operations for a dual sector RTO operating at a State and National level, Natalie brings an extensive range of skills, knowledge and experience to Audit Express. Within this, having also commenced her career as a Trainer and Assessor, she has a deep knowledge and understanding of the VET and RTO environments.  Underpinning this, is the focus on quality and compliance requirements to support operations, teaching and learning and the student experience.

Natalie commenced working in the TAFE environment before moving across to working with Private Providers, drawing on her background in Business and Allied Health to predominantly work within these sectors. Most recently Natalie worked with the National Institute of Integrative Medicine.

Master of Counselling
Post Graduate Diploma in G.I.M.
Diploma of Business (Marketing)
Diploma of Health Science (Counselling)
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

“Nothing will work unless you do”
– Maya Angelou

Almond Flat White

Simon Cochaud

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Quality Consultant & Auditor

Simon has been engaged in the VET sector for more than 10 years, having worked as Manager and Director for large TAFE Institutes, Manager of an Industry Skills Council and as a Lead Regulatory Officer with the VET Regulator – ASQA. Simon’s practice areas include quality, compliance and risk, learning and teaching, people and culture and transformational change. Simon has designed and facilitated many professional development programs. Prior to working in the VET sector Simon worked for a number of advertising agency networks as print production director.
Graduate Certificate of Business Administration
Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources Management)
Diploma of Quality Auditing
Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety
Diploma of Vocational Education and Training
Diploma of Training Design and Development
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
“Embrace the journey”
Flat white.

Tania Giovanoglou

Tania Giovanoglou

Quality Consultant & Auditor

Tania has more than 15 years experience in the VET Sector and more than 7 years in senior management roles. Tania’s appointment as a Compliance Manager in RTOs operating at a State and National level has provided her with extensive experience, knowledge and a deep understanding of the VET and RTO environments, as well as the compliance requirements of different registering and funding bodies and 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.

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

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

Skinny white with one sugar.

Paula Judd

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Client Services Coordinator

Paula is an experienced business manager with a demonstrated history of working in the Allied Health and Manufacturing industries.  Qualifications and extensive experience in HR and Operations, Paula has worked in the UK, Canada, India, Hong Kong, China and Australia in high level positions in both private and not-for-profit sectors.  Most recently Paula was responsible for operational management of the Royal Flying Doctor Service at Alice Springs, NT, providing service to central Australia and surrounding remote Indigenous Communities covering an area of 1 million square kilometers.

Associate Degree in Personnel & Development
Certificate in Personnel Practice
Diploma of Remedial Massage
Certificate IV in Massage Therapy
City & Guilds in Engineering

“The road to success is always under construction”

Flat white no sugar.

Cicely Sylow

Cicely Sylow

Lead Consultant & Solicitor

Cicely has over a decade’s experience in general commercial, competition, consumer and corporate law. She has a passion for helping businesses thrive and navigate regulatory regimes to keep one step ahead of the competition. Cicely prides herself on her strong commercial acumen, developed over many years working closely with her clients and as a director of various companies. She is outcome driven, guides clients in navigating risk, and will think outside the box to resolve her clients’ issues.

Masters of Law

LLB (Hons), BA, (Government and International Relations, French)

Risk Management & Corporate Governance (University of Sydney)

Finance for Directors; Corporate Governance (Australian Institute of Company Directors)

Beverley Oliver

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Quality Consultant & Auditor (Higher Education)

Emeritus Professor Beverley Oliver is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an Australian National Teaching Fellow. She is a non-executive director at Open Learning, an ASX-listed company.

Beverley was formerly the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education at Deakin University (2013-18), Deputy Chair of Universities Australia’s Deputy Vice-Chancellors (Academic) (2018) and Deputy Chair of the Board of EduGrowth, Australia’s not-for-profit acceleration network for high-growth, scaleable, borderless education (2016-18). She now works as a higher education consultant, speaker and researcher focussing on digital education, micro-credentials, curriculum transformation, quality assurance and graduate employability. She is the founder and editor of the Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability.

Beverley’s leadership has been recognised through two national Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, several nationally-funded grants and two fellowships. In 2017, she was awarded Deakin University’s highest honour, the title of Alfred Deakin Professor, for her outstanding and sustained contribution to conceptualising the strategic enhancement of courses in the digital economy and furthering Deakin University’s research and scholarship in the field of higher education.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Masters of Philosophy
Bachelor of Arts (Hons), English & Italian
Graduate Diploma (Education)

Principal Fellow, Higher Education Academy
National Teaching Fellow, Australian Learning and Teaching Council

English Breakfast tea with milk, thanks for asking 🙂

Kath Andrews

Kath Andrews

Quality Consultant & Auditor

Kath has more than 13 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.

Diploma in Quality Auditing
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”

Strong coffee with milk.