Damien currently holds the Group Managing Director role for the Australian School of Applied Management (ASAM), one of Australia’s most respected providers of management and leadership education. Damien has cultivated seventeen years of commercial experience in the training and professional development arena.‚Äč

Damien Farrell

Group Managing Director

Carl brings a diverse professional services background spanning management consulting, transactions, restructuring and audit. Carl’s previous experience as a Director at PwC offered him over 10 years’ experience in the professional services industry in Australia, Canada and the USA. Carl is a Chartered Accountant, an associate member of the AICD, and chairs the Audit & Risk Committee of a not-for-profit multi-site aged care provider.

Carl Maissan


Dominic has over fifteen years of expertise in areas such as marketing and communications, business development, account management, corporate events management, leadership education and people management. Having joined ASAM early in the organisation’s development, he has a deep connection to and unique understanding of the organisation and its services.

Dominic Meachen

General Manager

With over twenty years of leadership development experience, Suzi brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role as National Director of WLA. Over an exceptional career, Suzi has built a reputation for designing and delivering quality professional development with a particular focus on transforming the performance of women leaders and their teams.

Suzi Finkelstein

National Director, WLA

Antony is a highly regarded leadership development expert within Australia’s local government industry. His managerial, professional development and coaching expertise has been gained in both private and public sector industries over the past nineteen years. Antony’s diverse career includes the management of manufacturing teams in the United Kingdom, in addition to nine years spent in the Middle East developing multi-cultural leaders from over one hundred and ten nationalities.

Antony Maxwell

National Director, GPS Learning

Aasia comes from a strong business and relationship management background within the education and career services space. Throughout her career, Aasia has gained a wealth of experience in assisting individuals and organisations across a wide range of industries with their professional development needs.

Aasia Baraky

General Manager, WLI

Paul is an organisational learning and development specialist. He has 25 years of teaching and executive leadership experience in schools, both nationally and internationally, across all sectors, with proven success in generating innovation through design thinking methodologies. He has extensive experience in the management of online learning platforms and the design and implementation of blended professional learning programs that are aligned with organisational goals.

Paul Mears

General Manager APAC, NESLI

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