The Audit Express Team

KEVIN EKENDAHL

KEVIN EKENDAHL

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

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.
KATRINA HIGHAM

KATRINA HIGHAM

Chief Operating Officer

Katrina has over 15 years of management experience in vocational education and training sector, including Service Skills Organisations, Industry Associations and multiple industry sectors including hospitality and business. Katrina has worked with both State and Federal Departments managing large scale projects as well as establishing herself a strong reputation within these fields for collaboration, innovation and creativity.

Education

Bachelor of Business, Management/Human Resources Management
Advanced Diploma 
Diploma of Marketing
Certificate III in Patisserie
Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

Quote

“There’s 24 usable hours in every day” – Empire Records

Coffee

Almond milk latte.

MATTHEW DALE

MATTHEW DALE

Co-Founder & Client Success Officer

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)
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

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.
FLEUR LIMPUS

FLEUR LIMPUS

Quality Consultant & Auditor

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
OHS Representative Course

Quote

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

Coffee

Flat white – no sugar

FRANCES HOU

FRANCES HOU

Quality Consultant & Auditor

Frances has more than a decade of experience working as a quality and compliance specialist in the Education Industry with a particular focus on regulation compliance. Including more than 10 years’ experience as a leader in Quality and Compliance Department for a range of RTOs ensuring compliance in all aspects, having worked with different regulatory bodies including: ASQA, TEQSA & State Funding Bodies. Frances holds a Master of Commercial Law and a Master of Commence from Deakin University.

Education

Master of Commercial Law
Master of Commerce (Major in Accounting and Finance)
Graduate Certificate in Migration Law and Practice
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Quote
“Tomorrow is another day” – Gone with the wind
Coffee
Latte – no sugar
DENNIS TONKIN

DENNIS TONKIN

Quality Consultant & Auditor

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
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!
AIMEE YOW

AIMEE YOW

Quality Consultant & Assistant Auditor

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
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.
TANIA GIOVANOGLOU

TANIA GIOVANOGLOU

Quality Consultant & Auditor

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

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
KATH ANDREWS

KATH ANDREWS

Quality Consultant & Auditor

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
Quote
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”
Coffee
Strong coffee with milk.
DR ASHELEY JONES

DR ASHELEY JONES

Quality Consultant & Auditor (Higher Education)

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 (Hins), 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. 

EMERITUS PROFESSOR BERNIE MARSHALL

EMERITUS PROFESSOR BERNIE MARSHALL

Quality Consultant & Auditor (Higher Education)

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)

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
EMERITUS PROFESSOR BEVERLEY OLIVER

EMERITUS PROFESSOR BEVERLEY OLIVER

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.

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

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

Coffee

English Breakfast tea with milk, thanks for asking 🙂

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.

Education
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)

Quote
“Focus and simplicity… once you get there, you can move mountains”
– Steve Jobs
Coffee
COURTNEY BRETTERECKER

COURTNEY BRETTERECKER

Office Administrator

Courtney is finishing her Bachelor of Business (Digital Communications) at 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