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Our Team

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Tony Michael Simmonds

tony@itpl.com.au

Tony Simmonds is a long-time practitioner of some 42 years commencing in the Australian Military to now owning and operating his own Registered Training Organisation in Australia which specialises in P3 Management, Risk Management, Consultancy and Sustainability. 

 

Along with his wife Dr. Maria Radyati he lives in Indonesia where he works with her in the Social Responsibility and Sustainability areas linking both companies with the financial capital and the communities with the social capital through the building of human capabilities in Project and Risk Management which feature greatly in these areas. 

 

In 2018/19 he was involved with the establishment and commencement of a program of work consisting of over 1000 high voltage transmission towers and 16 sub stations in North Sumatra through a P3MO structure he created.

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Peter Kirkham has been a project manager and training facilitator for
over forty years.  His professional career began as an officer in the Australian Army ultimately specialising in two areas of expertise; project management involving major capital equipment acquisitions and large military accommodation projects, and secondly, in the Army Training System in junior officer training management as a training facilitator and in course design/development.

 

After the Army, Peter continued with a twofold professional career. His passion in project management has been seen in a wide variety of projects from business system integrations to resort development, to specialisation in the health (digital hospitals) and aged care sectors.  Peter's training commitment has been maintained in tandem with project management through designing, developing and delivering  'familiarisation training' for the projects he has been involved with. 

 

More recently Peter joined the team at Interlink Technology Services Pty Ltd as a consultant training facilitator and he has also played an integral role in the development of an exciting new course.
 

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Nick Hadjinicolaou

nick@itpl.com.au

Nick is a certified project and program management trainer (PMI PgMP, PMP), AgilePM Certified and a Certified IMC Management Consultant (CMC) having completed an MBA and MPM from the University of Adelaide. In 2019 Nick he completed his PhD in project management from Torrens University Australia in the area of Supporting Project Success in Australia through the Implementation of Project Portfolio Management publishing several papers in this area. 

 

He is also the founding President of the Association for Strategic Planning Australia and enjoys networking and helping students and professionals progress in their careers. With over 30 years of industry and education experience, previous senior leadership roles have included Portfolio, Program and Project Management, PMO Management, ICT Management and consulting roles for various private and public organisations including IBM, Telstra, 3Pillars Asia Pacific, Business SA, the state government and Laureate Australia. Projects have included the Sydney 2000 Olympics, the global roll-out of an expense management system into IBM Hong Kong, IBM China, IBM Taiwan and IBM India.

 

Major data center relocations, infrastructure upgrades, agile application development, portal and website developments, change management and business transformations. 

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Laurel Hankinson

laurel@itpl.com.au

Laurel is a Mechanical Engineer by trade (Bachelor of Engineering – Mechanical) with extensive years of private, government and semi government experience across  building, construction, public utilities and utility distribution industries.

 

Laurel has been certified practicing project manager, and more recently Risk Manager under her own business, before becoming a practicing trainer and assessor across the Project and Risk Management sectors (Member AIPM CPPM, Member RMIA, TAE40116, BSB51415 and 10122NAT).

 

With over 20 years experience, Laurel has worked across Australia and New Zealand in the various industry sectors, and found that not only did she like numbers, and designing, she really enjoyed the people side of projects! This led Laurel into Project and Risk Management early on in her career, where she is very happy to consult and work with Interlink Technology Services in providing training, assessment and consultancy services to a wide range of sectors and clients, including rail, telecommunications, water & electricity production, distribution and transmission, health, insurance, financial sectors as well as not for profits.

 

Laurel has a big focus on her family, friends, local environment, and social responsibility, being an active member of several local volunteer land care and animal welfare associations when she has spare time.

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Neil Bartlett

Neil has over 40 years of Engineering, Operations, Program/Project, Contract, Risk and Business Management experience predominantly in the Defence environment, having spent 28 years in the British Military, 5 years in the Australian Defence Force and 10 years in Defence Industry, nationally and internationally.

As a member of the Royal Air Force (1980-2008) Neil completed a Technical Apprenticeship (Aerosystems Engineering) before embarking on a 20 year career as an Engineer Officer in the UK and Overseas (Hong Kong, Germany, Italy and Saudi Arabia), during both peactime and conflict.

Laterally transferring into the Royal Australian Air Force (2008-2012) Neil joined the Tactical Fighter Systems Program Office at RAAF Williamtown as the (F/A-18 Hornet) Defence Industry Liaison Officer before moving onwards and upwards, to become the Deputy Chief Engineer (and Director General Technical Airworthines -  Deputy Senior Design Engineer), managing numerous Sustainmment and Upgrade Programs for Australia’s Tactical Fighter Capability.

Separating from Defence and swapping uniform for a jacket and tie, Neil joined BAE Systems (2012- 2018) as the RAAF Hawk Mk.127 Lead In Fighter (LIF) Customer Support Manager, before moving to RAAF Pearce in Western Australia to become the Operations and Site Manager (WA), managing the Operations, Maintenance and Upgrade activity for the ADF’s Fast Jet Training Capability.

Neil then moved into the world of Consultancy joining Mirragin (2019-2020) as their Senior Consultant - Engineering and Project Management (including consulting to Downwer and NOVA MSPs) participating in and leading a myriad of Defence related Uncrewed Air Systems (UAS) Projects across Defence, including a hybrid role with Air Force HQ as the Capability Realisation Manager for Project AIR 7003 (Skyguardian Medium Altitude Longe Endurance UAS).

Joining Raytheon Australia (2020-2021) as the Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) Capability Lifecycle Capability Manager (CLCM), Operations Team Manager, establishing the Team that would see Australia’s OPV operational mainteance and sustauinment through acquisition and into sustainment. Subsequently moving into an active Maritime Sustainment project role as the Leonardo Australia (2021-2022) SEA 1442-4 Maritime Communication Modernisation Project Manager before taking up the mantle of Leoardo Australias Defence Program Manager.

With a passion to make a difference in the Defence Industry domain Neil accepted an invitation to consult direct to Australian Defence Department (2022-2023) Department of Defence – Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) – Australian Idustry Capability (AIC Division) - Office of Defence Industry Support (ODIS), as a Defence Industry Adviser, assisting Small to Medium Enterprise business’ navigate the often unclear and and extended pathway into Defence.

Pursuing a Senior Leadership/ Executive role, Neil moved to Blacktree Technology (2023-2024) to manage their Radio Frequency (RF) Technology business and in particular Defence’s UHF Narrowband Satellite Communication Capability Sustainment Project.

Neil now runs his own boutique Consultancy business (NB Consulting) supporting businesses aspiring to establish a presence or grow in the Defence Industry market and will work with Interlink in his home state of Western Australia.

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Maria Rosaline Nindita Radyati

Dr. Maria R. Nindita Radyati has been teaching at the Economic Faculty of the University of Trisakti for more than 25 years. There, she founded the MM-CSR, a Master’s degree program with a specialization in corporate responsibility; currently the only master’s level program with a sustainability specialization in Indonesia.

 

 Dr. Radyati is the founding director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, Change, and Third Sector (CECT-USAKTI), a research centre under the postgraduate program at Trisakti University, and has been appointed Head of Education in the Indonesian CSR Consortium and Head of Education of the Association of Risk Management Practitioners (ARMP).

 

Dr. Radyati has more than 20 years of experience conducting international research and has served as an expert and speaker at numerous trainings, seminars and workshops nationally and internationally. Her areas of expertise include corporate social responsibility, sustainability strategic design, sustainability reporting, social entrepreneurship, curriculum creation and development, third sector organization (TSO), social innovation and organizational learning, and governance.

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Mark Samios is a multi-disciplined professional with over 40 years experience in varied senior management roles, across diverse industries and cultures, and has operated in some of the most arduous, remote locations across the globe. 

 

He is a skilled operations and risk strategist initially starting his working career in Brisbane in civil engineering before moving on to a career as a commissioned military officer in the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Mark transitioned into a follow-on career with the United Nations (UN), holding several senior leadership positions within the Department of Peacekeeping. 

 

His UN career saw him serve in over 15 peacekeeping missions, UN headquarters in New York, Geneva, and mission planning assignments with NATO.   On leaving the UN, Mark remained active within the international forum as a subject matter expert (SME) back to the UN as well as a Project Director on several Energy (Oil & Gas) Projects.

 

Mark now operates his own global consulting company and through a collective of like-minded associates provides strategy consultancy and program management services, with a key focus on the UN, Remote Support Services and Defence sectors.

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Shan Kandasamy

Shan has a Bachelor of Business Administration and has several additional certifications and qualifications in Risk Management including as a Certified Practicing Risk Manager (CPRM), Certificate in Zurich Hazard Analysis, Certificate in Fire Safety Advisor (FSA), and a Certificate in Hands-On Fire Protection Training Course, Johnson Control Facility, Cranston, Rhode Island.

Shan started his career in the Insurance Industry in 1995, he joined Allianz and worked for 15 years where he was a Senior Risk Consultant focusing on Risk Assessments for Commercial and Large industrial clients. In 2010, Shan worked with Endeavour Energy as a Risk Manager in Network Performance and performed risk management task for the Engineering Division whilst leading an Operational Risk Management project on Network Asset Issues. He went on to join Zurich Australia as a Senior Risk Engineer. In Zurich, Shan provided risk assessment services to SMEs, Commercial and Global Corporate portfolios. He collaborated with Global Zurich Risk Engineering team to carry out Loss Trend Analysis Project for SME and Commercial Underwriting Division for Zurich Australia. He has conducted Risk Management facilitation and workshops for internal clients using Zurich Global Risk Management Guidelines.  This was followed by 6 years with AmGeneral Insurance (IAG JV) as a Head of Fire and Engineering Underwriting Portfolio in Malaysia. He was Championing Risk Management for the Underwriting Division. Post Covid19 period, Shan started with Junee Shire Council as Risk Manager. He was developing ERM Framework documents such as ERM Policy, Procedure and Plan, Risk Register, Risk Appetite Statement and provide monthly report progress report on ERM development to Management Executives. He was a Council’s member of Audit and Risk Committee, Safety Committee and Consultative Committee.

In 2021, Shan joined Marsh McLennan as a Senior Consultant with Strategic Risk team. He was conducting ERM workshops, training and report writing for Public and Private Corporation customers. He delivers ERM Capability workshop for Risk Appetite, ERM Program, develop ERM Framework documents and Risk Register. More recently, Shan was working for TUV SUD Global Risk Consultant as a Fire Consultant. He carries out risk assessments in Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Singapore, and the US. The assessments were carried out based on Global Standards.  

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Terry Simmonds

terry@itpl.com.au

Terry is an accomplished Innovation Program Manager, Business Owner, Data Scientist, speaker and educator with a career in delivering business ICT improvement projects by transforming legacy systems into agile business growth solutions in the Telecommunications, Health, Finance, Banking, Gaming, Agriculture and Education industries.

 

Terry is Dip QA and Dip PM qualified and brings over 30 years of diverse industry experience to the compliance and audit function within ITS.

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Michael McMahon

michael@itpl.com.au

Michael McMahon has spent over 45 years developing and refining his expertise and experience as a senior project manager, senior project controls manager and planning engineer with a strong emphasis on the application of leading edge information technology to manage construction. This has been on a wide range of civil, building, commercial and government projects including: land sub-divisions, bridges, roads, shopping centres and carparks, high-rise offices and residential towers.

 

He has qualification of a BSc (building), is a Chartered Builder and a Masters of Science, IT Management in Construction. His skills in the business analysis, risk assessment and critical understanding and the practical application of state of the art information technology has brought about significant improvement and change to the construction industry and project management processes. In 1984/90 he was responsible for designing developing and implementing the PIMS (Project Information Management Systems) project controls for the construction Australia’s new Parliament House in Canberra.

 

1994 to 2000 as principal consultant to Highways Department, Hong Kong Government and the New Airport Project he was responsible for the analyses of the “lesson learnt” and developing the report and tender documentation for “THE WAY FORWARD” for the next $200 billion road projects in Hong Kong. Many of his projects were examples of “never been done before” where Michael excelled with his practical critical analytical and problem-solving skills, integrating multiple portfolio of projects into successfully completing the programs of development and construction. Based in Perth Western Australia, Michael continues involvement with Interlink Technologies helping to facilitate training and sharing of knowledge in risk management, project controls, planning and scheduling.

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