Senior Leadership Team

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Rolf KrecklenbergManaging Director

David BettesChief Financial Officer

Biography

David is a Chartered Accountant with more than 10 years of experience across audit, technical and commercial finance roles.

Working in the education sector since 2014, he has driven strategic growth through commercial guidance and support, as well as delivering on financial and operational transformation initiatives to streamline front and back office services.

Having worked within complex listed global entities, mid-size private equity owned businesses and small businesses, he is focussed on guiding businesses to increase their value through growth, efficiency and customer service levels.

Jenny WilkinsonDirector of Education

Biography

Dr Jenny Wilkinson holds several qualifications in education leadership and science, along with over 25 years’ worth of experience working in the higher education field.

Upon completing a Bachelor of Science and Honours in Physiology and Pharmacology, Jenny went on to achieve a PhD in Vertebrate Physiology and the role of heat shock proteins in caffeine's embryotoxicity. Following on from this, she went on to complete a Graduate Diploma Further Education & Training, Master in Higher Education (Leadership & Management), Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics and is currently studying a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Quality Assurance).

Prior to joining Endeavour as the Director of Education, Jenny held a multitude of positions at Charles Sturt University including Sub-Dean Research, Acting Head of School and Course Director working with various teams to develop courses which meet professional, institutional and student needs.

Jenny’s primary research interest is in the pharmacology of essential oils, herbs and other plant-based products and the nexus between complementary and conventional healthcare, and she serves on editorial boards for several journals including BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies, and Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jen-wilkinson-731b683a/

Deirdre Mathias

Deirdre MathiasDirector of Student Services and Retention

Biography

Deirdre has a diverse background across Asia and Australia in operational management, with a focus on strategically building, managing and innovating service structures that add value to the customer and the business through operational integrity.

Deirdre has worked with Endeavour for eight years in a variety of roles, and now sits in a strategic role leading all the service support departments to improve the holistic student engagement experience.

Elissa HolswichNational Higher Education Compliance Manager Brisbane

Biography

Elissa is an experienced policy and compliance specialist, having worked in the field for over 12 years. With a degree in Behavioural Science, she started out in Human Resources roles but found she had an eye for detail and soon gained a role with the Queensland Office of Higher Education, the State higher education regulator where she worked as a Senior Policy Officer (case manager for higher education providers) for over 5 years.

With the centralisation of higher education regulation in Melbourne through TEQSA, Elissa wanted to stay in Queensland and found herself working for one of her previous providers as the ‘internal regulator’, the National Compliance Manager for Endeavour College of Natural Health.

After a year back in the government working with the international schooling regulation team and on a finance policy project, Elissa returned ‘home’ to Endeavour in early 2019 and has continued her earlier work liaising closely with TEQSA, ASQA, the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia and other professional bodies to ensure that the College not only meets but exceeds industry and educational standards. Elissa’s daily goal in her work is to make a real difference to the life of students and staff by offering accurate and timely compliance, governance and policy advice, and building a team of experts to support the business and see it thrive.

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/elissa-holswich-65724995/

Contact

  • Elissa.Holswich@endeavour.edu.au

Ewan BirnieNational VET Manager

Biography

Ewan is an experienced health and fitness educator, having worked in vocational education for the last 12 years. With a background in sports coaching and strength and conditioning, Ewan began his lecturing career at a government funded college in the UK, teaching in a range of sports coaching and fitness courses. In 2012, Ewan moved to Australia when he joined the Endeavour College team as a Senior Trainer and Assessor in Fitness. Having held a range of roles since then, Ewan is now the National VET Manager, overseeing VET curriculum design and development in fitness, nutrition and massage courses.

Ganesh JagtapHead of Technology and PMO

Biography

Ganesh is a certified ICT and Project Management professional with more than 14 years of experience in implementing and managing ICT Operations, Business Systems and Projects Management.

Qualified in PRINCE2, AGILE BA & Project Management and in Microsoft Technologies, he has successfully delivered multiple operations and business systems implementation projects to drive strategic growth.

In addition to the Education Sector, Ganesh brings his vast experience in various industry sectors in Finance, Retail & Hospitality, Ecommerce, Aged Care, Customer Service, Audit and Advisory, Manufacturing, Trade & Logistics across Australia, Middle East & Africa region and India.

LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/ganeshjagtap

Kathleen DanielNational Educational Pathways Manager

Biography

Kathleen has a strong understanding of the processes involved in being a quality orientated and successful organisation, having worked in the fields of Accounting, Marketing, Law, Real Estate and as part owner and practitioner of Functional Health Naturopathic Centre.  Kathleen has gained a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) from the University of New England (UNE) after completing Advanced Diplomas in Naturopathy, Nutrition, Western Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy & Diplomas in Remedial Massage, Remedial Therapies and Aromatherapy.  More recent qualifications include a CertIV in Training and Assessment and Lead Auditor in Quality Management Systems.

In the past 22 years Kathleen has gained significant standing in the area of education, administration and health, having started her career in education with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) in administration, she achieved the position of Registrar/Office Manager, Director of Education and finally CEO of that RTO over a 13 year period. The last 9 years she has worked with Endeavour College of Natural Health in the position of Curriculum Co-ordinator, Pathways co-ordinator and now as National Manager of Educational Pathways has developed and initiated for the College an efficient and successful Educational Pathways department including online credit information via the Articulation Abacus, she is a respected part of the VET Advisory Board and Academic Council of the College.   

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathleen-daniel-381b2858/

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