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Alan Brown

Alan Brown

Head Trainer

Alan has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Agriculture and an Associate Diploma in Ag. Regarded as a leader within the agricultural industry, Alan possesses a wealth of knowledge about chemicals through his experience as a farmer and agricultural consultant.

Andrew Forrest

Andrew Forrest

Chairman of the Board

Andrew Forrest has extensive experience in farming and chemical use as a result of his positions as a spray technician. He owns a mixed farming enterprise in Young NSW. Andrew has served on various State and Federal advisory boards and the board and committees of NSW Farmers Federation.

Andy Cassim

Andy Cassim

Trainer / Assessor

Andy is an experienced property manager and contract chemical sprayer, he also manages a cattle property. He is also the Cattle Coordinator/Director of the Southern Tablelands Beef Cooperative establishing best practice management in beef marketing.

Bill Cowell

Bill Cowell

Trainer / Assessor

Bill is an experienced Agronomist and Consultant to the cotton and broadacre industries. His knowledge covers largely winter and summer, dry land and irrigated crops. He is committed to sharing his experiences to demonstrate the importance of chemical safety to the Agricultural Industry.

Brian Halse

Brian Halse

Chief Executive Officer

Is an experienced agribusiness executive and current principal of Agribusiness Halse Consulting. Previous roles include State Seed Manager for Elders & CEO of High Security Irrigators. His particular expertise is financial management and business development.

Daniela Milanesi

Daniela Milanesi

Marketing and Communications Manager

Daniela looks after ChemCert’s marketing initiatives and social media profiles. She has a Master’s Degree in Corporate Communications specialising in Marketing. Her previous experience includes roles in Education, Social Media Management and Internal Communication.

Dr Joe Smith

Dr Joe Smith

Director

Joe holds Post-graduate science qualifications with 35 years experience in private & public sectors, 25 years in senior Australian government roles involved in delivery of scientific services, regulation, and policy advice, including leadership of the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator and the APVMA.

Duncan Bremner

Duncan Bremner

Director

Duncan has just recently joined ChemCert's Board of Directors with a wealth of experience behind him. He is currently the CEO of Animal Medicines Australia and the Director for the Agribusiness Association of Australia. Past roles include Chief Executive of the Australian Road Train Association.

Emma Ryding

Emma Ryding

Graphic Designer, Production & Marketing Coordinator

Emma has a Bachelor of Arts double degree of Graphic design & photography from Charles Sturt University Wagga Wagga. She assists Harris, the print production manager, in designing all of ChemCert's printed advertising materials.

Frank Dempsey

Frank Dempsey

Trainer / Assessor

Frank is our turf and horticulture specialist and has over forty years of experience as a greenkeeper and a horticulturalist. He has held pivotal roles within the turf industry including being Vice President of the NSW Bowling Greenkeepers Association and a Life Member of the Sports Turf Association of NSW.

Harris Karatzetzos

Harris Karatzetzos

Print & Digital Production Manager

Harris has a Bdes Visual Communications (hon). He manages all print & digital projects including being the system architect of the Student Management System. He develops the online course and website. He was awarded the prestigious Museums Australia Multimedia Design Award in 2009 working on educational software.

Ian Johnson

Ian Johnson

Trainer / Assessor

Ian is a highly skilled versatile ChemCert trainer, Freshcare, LPA Food Safety Auditor and Agsafe Trainer. He has spent 37 years in advisory roles educating individuals on safe and effective use of Agvet chemicals. Ian has helped over 3600 industry personnel attain ChemCert accreditation.

Ian Wright

Ian Wright

Enrolment Consultant

Ian has worked in the UK, New Zealand, India, Hong Kong and USA before landing at ChemCert. He has worked in the industries of travel, export of whiskey, theatre, financial, distance learning, property development, and printers and been on the Management Board of five Corporate companies


James Hauville

James Hauville

Enrolment Centre Coordinator

James has over 10 years of contact centre and customer service experience. He has worked in RTO before with an emphasis on small group, correspondence, online and distance education. He runs the contact centre and manages all inbound enquiries.

John Seidel

John Seidel

Trainer / Assessor

John Seidel has over 40 years experience in the use of agricultural chemicals. He has been primarily involved in the research and development of new insecticides, fungicides and herbicides in a wide range of broad-acre and horticultural crops. He lives on a small farm and has an intimate knowledge on the practical aspects of pesticide application. His interests include seed treatments, pasture pests, foliar diseases of cereals and herbicide resistance management.

Jonathan Pearson

Jonathan Pearson

Course Developer / Trainer Assessor

Jonathan has a Bachelor of Agricultural Sc and a Grad Diploma in Management. He constantly updates and publishes resources with the latest industry info. He has extensive knowledge in spray application gained through his previous role as Spray Nozzle Technical Advisor at Silvan.

Josh Morrison

Josh Morrison

Enrolment Consultant

Josh is a sales professional who spent his formative years in the agricultural industry, dealing primarily with beef cattle and horses. Josh has a depth of knowledge that means he can find the course best suited to your industry, location and training needs.

Mark Pedlar

Mark Pedlar

Trainer / Assessor

Mark’s 50 years in research and development of agricultural chemicals on both sides of the globe, culminating in national roles in Australia give him an excellent comprehension of the subject. He combines this with over two decades in training both face to face and online.

Mike Littlely

Mike Littlely

Trainer / Assessor

Mike has many years experience in horticulture and nursery as the owner and operator of orchards and nursery. More recently working as a Safety, Quality and Training Manager he brings a unique insight into safety training with agricultural chemicals.

Peter Koop

Peter Koop

Trainer / Assessor

Peter has held numerous positions within Australia and across the Asia Pacific region starting his career at the CSR Research Laboratory in Roseville, Zone Manager with FMC Asia Pacific in Indonesia and Area Director for Uniroyal Chemicals in Asia Pacific.

Phil Morrow

Phil Morrow

Trainer / Assessor

Over 45 years experience in the field research, development, regulation and marketing of agrichemicals globally, Phil draws on a great depth of knowledge of pesticide usage, handling and application.

Phil Tucker

Phil Tucker

Trainer / Assessor

Phil is a WHS consultant and has over 40 years of experience in the manufacture and distribution of pesticides. He has delivered the ChemCert Course to a diverse range of students including council staff, contractors and community groups, such as CDEP and Landcare.

Richard Way

Richard Way

Director & Deputy Chairman

Richard is the current Chairman of ChemCert (SA) Incorporated and a director of ChemCert and on the ChemCert (SA) Board for over 10 years. Richard has held several senior positions in the South Australia Farmers Federation. Richard runs a consolidated grain and sheep enterprise.

Robert Wythes

Robert Wythes

Trainer / Assessor

Robert specialises in seed, wool and livestock production. He is heavily involved within the agricultural industry being a member of the NSW Farmers, Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), Kondinin Group and the Australian Pulse Co-operative.

Rya Heirbaut

Rya Heirbaut

Administration Officer

Rya is part of our Administration team. She has a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor Degree in Hotel Management, with over two year experience as Personal Assistant and fifteen years of customer service. She’s ChemCert’s polyglot, being able to speak fluently 4 languages.


Sarah Maloney

Sarah Maloney

Administration Officer

Sarah has recently joined ChemCert, with a strong background in banking, finance administration, office administration and customer service. She works within the Admin department and liaises daily with trainers and students to ensure they receive their cards and qualifications.

Tina Tuo

Tina Tuo

Accounts and Administration Officer

Tina has a Master of combined double degree of Professional Accounting and Commerce from the University of Sydney, with experience of accounts payable and receivable and office administration.
She takes responsibility of all accounts tasks as well as some administrative jobs.

Vern Allen

Vern Allen

Trainer / Assessor

Vern is an expert in animal health due to his many years as Sales Manager at Fort Dodge which sells veterinary medicines. He uses his knowledge to explain the applications, safety and benefits of animal health products to cattle and sheep farmers across Australia.