Alan BrownHead 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 ForrestChairman 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 CassimTrainer / 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 CowellTrainer / 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 HalseChief 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.
Colin MacRaeTrainer / Assessor
Owner / operator who successfully ran own on farm rural store incorporating seed grading, chemical seed treatment & agronomy consulting; currently running livestock. Very passionate about best possible practical results for students.
Daniela MilanesiMarketing 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 SmithDirector
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 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 RydingGraphic 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 DempseyTrainer / 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 KaratzetzosPrint & 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 designs the online course as well as providing his photography and videography skills to supplement it. He was awarded the prestigious Museums Australia Multimedia Design Award in 2009 working on educational software.
Ian JohnsonTrainer / 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.
James HauvilleContact 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.
Jonathan PearsonCourse 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 MorrisonEnrolment 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 PedlarTrainer / 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.
Mary O'BrienTrainer / Assessor
Mary holds a Bachelor of Science (Plant Sc) & a Grad Cert in Rural Sc (Cotton Prod). She has extensive experience in spray drift investigations, drift management, chemical use legislation & compliance and a wealth of knowledge in chemical use & application technology in broadacre cropping.
Mike LittlelyTrainer / 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 KoopTrainer / 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 MorrowTrainer / 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 TuckerTrainer / 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 WayDirector & 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 WythesTrainer / 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.
Sarah KienkerAdministration Officer
Sarah has a BSc in Aquatic environments and especially enjoys geology. She loves to travel having lived in Germany, England & Australia where she aims to further her education with a natural environment focused masters. She has 7 years of admin experience within the education sector.
Tina TuoAccounts 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 AllenTrainer / 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.