Tony is passionate about everything HR (except recruitment and payroll!), and has the knowledge, skills and abilities to consult on all HR functions. Tony is a qualified trainer who enjoys delivering any course that improves the workplace - whether that be leadership development, equity and diversity, presentations on bullying, discrimination and sexual and racial harassment, or simply developing basic leadership capabilities, such as the ability to manage/investigate complaints/grievances, manage poor performance, or create a positive team culture.
As a former specialist investigator with the WA Police Force's Internal Affairs Unit, Tony is also adept at undertaking workplace investigations - specialising in complaints of discrimination, bullying and sexual & racial harassment; although he is able to investigate any matters. The ensuing investigative reports naturally reflect the professionalism expected from someone whose reports were reviewed by the Corruption and Crime Commission.
Tony is a qualified police prosecutor, who taught the topics of law & evidence and Equity and Diversity at the Police Academy for five years, and has represented his employers at the Equal Opportunity Commission, Australian Human Rights Commission, Workcover, and the Fair Work Commission. He therefore has a great interest in all aspects of employment law and has followed the decisions emanating from the Fair Work Commission, and the Fair Work Ombudsman, for the past decade. Simply put, he knows his stuff!
Having held positions of Employee Relations Advisor, Director of Personnel and Policy, and Executive Manager People and Culture - coupled with a Master's Degree in Human Resource Management - has provided Tony with the knowledge, skills and abilities to provide consultancy services on all aspects of the Human Resource functions.
In addition, Tony is a licensed Investigator and licensed Inquiry Agent, who holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Certificate IV in Government Investigations, and Certificate III in Investigative Services.
A graduate of Edith Cowan University, Western Australia with over 36 years government and corporate experience in business continuity, (BCM) emergency management, (EM) crisis, (CM) disaster management and security. Currently a crisis practitioner and Regional Manager APAC based in Bangkok for Mettle Crisis Leaders. His experience includes six years as the Emergency Management and Business Continuity Manager for Chevron (Australia).
As the senior member responsible for emergency management and business continuity in the company (Chevron), he was a member of the emergency management regional response team (Asia Pacific). His responsibilities included the development of emergency management plans, incident management guides, training and exercise management facilities at the Gorgon and Wheatstone projects in accordance with international standards.
He has considerable experience in the APAC region and has conducted numerous reviews and audits of emergency management and response plans in Singapore, Thailand, Philippines South Korea, India and Serbia. He recently conducted a review of BCM, EM, CM and security plans for a Saudi Arabian company with significant assets in India.
He developed and managed Chevron (Australia) Business Continuity Planning and Emergency Management Process in accordance with global corporate requirements and provided expert advice and counsel to the business unit relative to emerging issues, corporate requirements and industry trends in emergency management, business continuity and disaster recovery.
His responsibilities included the management and development of the Chevron (Australia) Emergency Management / Crisis Management Team (80 members) and acting as the subject matter expert for the company during emergency events. He facilitated emergency management exercises for assets including the Gorgon / Wheatstone projects and associated facilities in Australia and Asia.
He developed communications plans and strategies to manage the flow of information within the company and expanded this to include regulator and government agencies. These plans were integrated across the Asia region. He developed training packages for gas commercialisation and LNG shipping and facilitated exercises involving senior management in Perth, Singapore and Tokyo.
Between 2003 – 2012 he spent fourteen years in specialist emergency management and security departments in the police and was the Officer-In-Charge of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Unit with responsibility for providing high level security and emergency management advice to government and the private sector regarding the protection of critical assets. This included conducting emergency, crisis management, business continuity and security exercises and audits of facilities and making recommendations to reduce risk and upgrade capability and business resilience at facilities in Australia.
He supported the Federal and State government (WA) in Australia by developing plans to upgrade capability in the area of emergency management and critical infrastructure protection and provided advice to the government and corporate sector regarding emergency management. At the request of government, he provided advice to the Australia Pacific Parliamentary Group (Pacific Islands) regarding strategic emergency and crisis management.