Jean Dyzel

Chief Executive Officer

Jean is a passionate leader with vast experience in the Policing, Fire and Emergency Services, and the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sectors. In her capacity as Chief Executive Officer at Public Skills Australia, Jean is perfectly positioned to drive positive change for our industry-sectors.

Jean’s career has spanned several sectors within Australia and South Africa, where she has led key projects in workforce planning, VET and higher education.

Previously, Jean worked as Director of Strategic Services at the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA). During her 12-year tenure, she was responsible for the Innovation and Research team that focused on current and future forecasting, scenario planning and horizon scanning. She also led the development of the Police Training Package, and other Police training approaches for Australia and New Zealand

Prior to joining Public Skills Australia, Jean worked in the Fire and Emergency Services industry-sector as Deputy Chief Officer at the Country Fire Authority where she led the operational doctrine and training portfolio.

While in South Africa, Jean worked with the Policing, Defence and Legal sectors at the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

Kirsty Waugh

Director of Training Product Development

Kirsty Waugh is an accomplished education specialist with more than 15 years’ experience leading the design of diverse learning programs within schools and VET. Her experience spans the private, not-for-profit and public safety sectors.

Prior to joining Public Skills Australia, Kirsty worked in the Fire and Emergency Services industry-sector as the Manager Quality and Evaluation at the CFA. In this role, she supervised the design of learning courses and management of the Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Kirsty’s unique blend of project management, stakeholder engagement and learning design set her apart as a dynamic leader in the field of education. She is a driving force behind the innovative solutions that empower learners across Public Skills Australia’s industry-sectors.

Adam Halliwell

Director of Workforce Strategy

Adam Halliwell is a highly accomplished professional with more than 10 years’ experience in the Victorian Public Service. Throughout his career, Adam has shown a commitment to undertaking evidence-based research and communicating complex data to a variety of audiences.

Prior to joining Public Skills Australia, Adam served as Acting Assistant Director of both the Innovation and Research and Policy and Projects teams for ANZPAA – one of our key member organisations.

Adam also enhanced his skills in data analytics, data capability and community engagement while working for the Crime Statistics Agency. During this time, he represented the agency on a community safety project that involved developing close partnerships with Victoria Police, the Department of Justice and other crime prevention agencies to support community engagement across Victoria.

Adam will oversee the workforce planning function for Public Skills Australia. He is motivated to enhance Public Safety and Government workforces in Australia and beyond.

Allan Cullinger

Business Operations Manager

Allan Cullinger is an accomplished operational manager with a wealth of experience in strategic planning and policy development.

Allan’s previous experience includes aviation management, where he worked in commercial, corporate and medical aviation for 10 years. His career in aviation management culminated in his position as Head of Operations for one of the largest corporate aviation operators in the country. In this role, he honed his skills in operational management, auditing and stakeholder engagement.

Allan developed an understanding of the Defence industry-sector during his time as an Australian Defence Force Security Officer, where he administered security awareness training programs and managed Defence security clearances. His experience in this industry-sector makes him an asset to Public Skills Australia.

As a member of Public Skills Australia’s leadership team, Allan uses his exceptional abilities in strategic mapping, optimisation, and fiscal management.

Chloe Boyd

Program Lead

Chloe Boyd is an experienced and passionate research and policy professional. In her 10 years’ experience, Chloe has worked across the Policing, Correctional Services, Government and the Intelligence industry-sectors on diverse subject matters, including workforce planning, workplace transformation, sustainable service delivery, futures, family and sexual violence, and cybercrime.

In her tenure at ANZPAA, Chloe’s work facilitating cross-jurisdictional networks honed her skills in information sharing, strategic advice and identifying solutions to common industry challenges. She is deeply committed to building effective and future-forward workforces in support of the critical work undertaken by the Public Safety and Government industry.

Chloe is currently completing her PhD in criminology. Outside of work, Chloe is a strong advocate for supporting the community through volunteering. She is a former president of the Barwon Rotaract (Rotary) Club, and currently volunteers as a foster carer and events coordinator with Forever Friends Animal Rescue.

Kevin Kim

Program Lead

Kevin Kim is a seasoned professional with significant expertise in project management, operations and leadership. Kevin possesses a deep passion for serving the public and contributing to government functions, and he understands the vital importance of frontline work.

Kevin previously contributed to the Local Government industry-sector during his time working for Auckland Council in New Zealand, where he specialised in government policy and compliance.

Kevin then had an 8-year tenure as an Officer in the New Zealand Army. In this position, he honed his skills in training, leadership, planning, humanitarian assistance and global conflict management, as well as coordinating disaster-relief responses.

Kevin’s diverse background positions him as a dynamic and adept leader in the Public Safety and Government industry. His diverse skills and leadership will ensure successful outcomes in his role at Public Skills Australia.