The RTB Team
At Red Tape Busters we have contracted the services of a diverse group of Consultants on an as needed basis who are specialists in our areas of expertise and in working directly with our clients to deliver quality services. We are particularly conscious of our clients’ requirements – both from a business/operational view point and financially.
Red Tape Busters is very fortunate to have engaged the services of a highly professional and competent group of Consultants who work directly with each client case managing the entire project from start to finish.
Our entire team is committed to providing quality services to our clients at all times and developing innovative strategies aimed at producing consistent results. An overview of the skills and expertise of our staff follows:-
Shane Bowering – Managing Director of Red Tape Busters
He brings over twenty years of experience in liaising, consulting, negotiating with and advising members of the public, industry bodies and public sector employees on Government strategies and objectives, legislation and processes.
Having been on the inside Shane understands the workings of Government and therefore can provide specialist advice to our clients and direction to our consultants on how best to achieve their required outcomes. He also has significant experience in reviewing and restructuring business units within Government Departments and realigning work processes to achieve both productivity dividends and financial savings and as such he works with many businesses and non profit organisations to improve their accountability, professionalism and bottom line.
Shane is also our ‘media tart’ appearing regularly on A Current Affair, The Today Show and Channel 9 News while also having featured regularly on radio in Brisbane on River 94.9 FM with Danny Hoyland on Saturday mornings and weekday mornings on 4BC talkback with Greg Cary.
Janelle Hart – Manager, Financial Services
Janelle’s key role at Red Tape Busters is to oversee the financial performance of the company. She holds responsibility for invoicing clients, undertaking financial planning activities, monitoring income and expenditure, resolving outstanding debts and liaising with clients regarding financial management issues.
As mentioned we engage Consultants on an as needed basis depending on the requirements and volume of clients and at present we have the following Consultants on our books.
Rob Lillystone, Professional Consultant
Always concerned with good practice processes and aligning people to business objectives, Rob was tempted into the Public Service to work on a major initiative to establish a National Standard for the development of people inside organisations. He helped research, design and pilot this new Government framework, Investors in People, used to assist companies get the best out of their human resources. Investors in People, is still operating 20 years later.
Rob has worked for the Queensland Government for 12 years as a Business Adviser to small and medium sized enterprises, and Deputy Manager of a Regional Office. Relevant achievements include:-
- Liaising with three levels of government to secure funding for economic development projects
- Grant identification and administration for clients
- Internal process design and training of officers to assist clients with tendering for government business
- Selection criteria design and recruitment panel membership for government vacancies
- Successful applications for secondment and promotion interviews
In 2009 Rob worked during long service leave as a volunteer on a community project to better connect service providers within a region. Plugging an identified gap, Rob acted as coach to help individuals with resumes and improve their employability skills.
Rob has skills to focus in on the most meaningful and important aspects of a project, is mindful of deadlines and is very results orientated.
Paul Redmond, Professional Consultant
Paul has more than 20 years experience as a Logistics and Procurement Officer with Government after being employed by both the Federal and Queensland Governments. Paul’s most recent position in government was as a Senior Procurement Advisor for the Department of Education and Training.
A couple of years ago Paul decided to try something different and opened his own Cleaning and Mowing business but found he missed the interaction with people of all walks of life. So Paul has decided to offer his wealth of procurement experience to Red Tape Busters.
Paul has sat on and helped evaluate tenders for a wide variety of government requirements, for example:- Cleaning Consumables, Food, Timber, Electrical Consumables and for services such as the Supply of Security Services and Rubbish Removal to government owned enterprises throughout Queensland. Having being tasked with the Contract Management of the arrangements put in place, also required Paul to have strong verbal and written communication skills. These skills included the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of business from the C.E.O. to the delivery driver.
With the knowledge he has gained from writing and evaluating government tenders, Paul now can help businesses both large and small with their tender/grant submissions.
Iola Ternel, Professional Consultant
Iola has worked for Red Tape Busters for 12 months and during this time has written successful grant applications and tenders for clients.
James Collins, Computer Systems Programmer/Systems Analyst
James is now working on a number of projects with our clients and in one situation is developing and integrating complex databases which will enhance and facilitate extensive marketing and sale initiatives. James brings a wealth of IT knowledge and experience to Red Tape Busters and our clients. We are developing an extensive network of business support specialists so that we can assist our clients with any support from wordprocessing to web design, to policy and procedure development to workplace/health and safety/quality systems to recruitment processes etc.
Tim McKnight, Professional Consultant
Tim is an open-minded, lateral thinker who enjoys exploring creative solutions with you to produce winning submissions. His knack for researching and analysing complex information and presenting it through clear, concise, accurate and engaging language tailored to the target audience means you have a focused consultant dedicated to your success.
Deborah Killalea, Professional Consultant
Lynne Hayes, Professional Consultant
Debbie Finnis, Professional Consultant
Debbie has over thirty years experience in the public and university sectors. She has worked in many senior Human Resource roles and is very experienced in Leadership development. Debbie is an experienced coach and facilitator. She has worked in many organisations undergoing change or requiring assistance to build team capability. Debbie has also assisted many individuals and organisations with the preparation of written materials such as applications, resume writing, reports and policy documents. Helping others to achieve the best results is Debbie’s passion and she brings a wealth of experience and positivity to each and every assignment. Debbie brings significant experience in public sector writing, leadership and personal development to Red Tape Busters.
Trish Nixon, Professional Consultant
Beginning in a rural/remote area Trish worked with The School of Distance Education, then changed direction and worked in hospitality and retail. Trish also has significant experience in managing and running her family transportation and agricultural businesses. In the non profit world, Trish also has substantial experience, having served on the executive for two separate not-for –profit organisations while volunteering to assist various charity organisations in the community. Through her business experience Trish has developed and implemented policies and procedures across a variety of industries. Trish also has fantastic grant writing experience being highly successful in winning grants for the non profit organisations she has assisted. Trish will be a great addition to the Red Tape Busters team and she now gives us a presence in Central Queensland. Given the developments in technology though Trish will; be able to work with our clients all over Australia just like the rest of our Consultants who are spread from South East Queensland To Victoria and down to Tasmania.
Jenny Horchner-Wilson, Professional Consultant
I have over 32 years’ experience in the education sector having been employed with Education Qld over this time. In my role as a Principal and in other roles in an educational setting, I have been required to prepare a range of correspondence and yes work on grant funding applications. As such I have an excellent knowledge of grant funding – specifically from a school based and educational context.
For a number of years I worked as a Curriculum Developer. My role was to ensure that the products being developed were inclusive of the needs of students with disabilities. Therefore the majority of my work was that of editor, writer, creator and as such I really have outstanding wordsmithing skills.
I have a Diploma in Teaching (Special Education), a Graduate Diploma in Special Education (Hearing Impairment), and a Master of Education (Curriculum Development) degree. I also have been a sessional lecturer of students undertaking a Bachelor of Special Education. I am excited by this opportunity to work with Red Tape Busters and help our clients including schools access some much needed funding.
Lyndal Dooley, Professional Consultant
Lyndall has a wealth of knowledge and experience from over 40 years in administrative roles in private industry and the tertiary sector. Lyndall’s career began in a Brisbane radio station, then progressed through to international music and home video distribution companies after which she moved to the academic arena of a leading research and teaching university where she provided high level service at Faculty level to executives and staff for many years. Lyndall’s ability to understand guidelines and interpret policy, her attention to detail and her ability to use organisational and technical skills ensured her customer’s received a high level of service and achieved the results they required.
Lyndall is a goal oriented, independently productive professional with a proven ability to work autonomously and as a member of a team. She takes pride in attention to detail, being effective and efficient, being proactive, and achieving goals to client satisfaction. Lyndall strives for excellence and high standards of output, has a strong work ethic and aspires to the principles of equity and diversity.
Lyndall looks forward to using her well-developed communication and interpersonal skills and strong focus to achieving objectives for our clients.
Luke Bowering, Professional Consultant
Luke brings a variety of knowledge and a commitment to excellence to the team. With just a short period left of his studies of a Bachelor of Accounting, Luke has shown a great interest towards the fulfillment of the community, which extends greater than his studies can contribute. He currently volunteers at a local community services not-for-profit group and understands clients’ needs along with his responsibility’s well. With a background as a tradesmen (carpentry) behind him, communication with both his team members and clients is at the forefront to sustainable success. Client satisfaction has been a focal point of his work and he wishes to continue this with Red Tape Busters.
Teresa Kerridge, Professional Consultant
Teresa has years of experience working in administration roles having spent 9 years at Redcliffe and Caboolture Hospitals where she worked across numerous areas including Medical Records, Triage, Ward Receptionist and IT. Teresa has also successfully started and managed her own Photography Business for 6 years specialising in Wedding Video and Photography.
With a love for animals, Teresa also became a Volunteer Wildlife Carer 6 year ago, and she has a passion for caring for and rescuing injured animals.
Teresa is excited to be joining the Red Tape Busters team, and putting her creative writing and administrative skills to the test in working with our business and non profit clients. We are excited to have Teresa on board.
Sheree Foster, Professional Consultant
Sheree started out her career working in the Travel Industry. For 12 years Sheree was heavily involved in assisting travellers with all travel enquiries and bookings. During this time Sheree worked her way up to manage a large team, developing leadership traits, exceptional customer service and administrative and document processes.
Sheree is currently employed within the Early Childhood Education and Care Sector, working as a Centre Manager in an extremely busy centre. Within this role, Sheree is able to apply her extensive customer service and people skills as well as building on her knowledge of administrative processes and what it takes to operate a successful service.
With commitment and dedication being two positive personal traits of Sheree’s, she is very hands on prides herself on going above and beyond for her clients. Sheree possesses a high level of attention to detail, is organised and manages her time competently to deliver the best service possible. Sheree has written policies and procedures for companies within the Early Childhood Education and Care Sector, as well as writing and implementing Quality Improvement Plans. Through the writing of these documents, Sheree has gained a wealth of experience and is very eager to pass this knowledge on to our Red Tape Busters clientele.
Alison Eades, Professional Consultant
Alison has 30 years experience as a project specialist and business consultant. With a Bachelor of Applied Science – Computing and an Honours Diploma in Art and Creativity this seemingly opposing blend gives Alison a unique perspective on the opportunities that are presented to her for resolution.
Her exposure to various industries includes telecommunications, media, boutique beers, superyacht building, and state and local government. Alison easily assimilates information and produces results in any situation.
During her career Alison has written a gamut of documents from grant applications for non-profit organisions, to CVs, governance documents, business cases and the full range of project documentation. She has authored affadavits for court hearings, procedure manuals, strategic plans, and has also specialised in policy development and business process improvement.
Alison’s prides herself on her professionalism, strives for excellence and is excited about assisting you in reaching your goals.
Kristina Nowosad, Professional Consultant
Kristina comes to Red Tape Busters with 10+ years’ experience working for various International Top Tier Firms for project specific support roles such as a Technical Writer for Boeing, Commercial Assistant for the Saudi Arabian Mining Company and Contract Administration Assistant for Bechtel Mining & Metals on the Guinea Alumina Project, which led her into the world of Contracts. Kristina developed a keen interest in the formation and administration of Contracts and was promoted into a Junior Contracts Specialist for Bechtel on the BMA Hub Group of Projects.
One of Kristina’s achievements in her working career to date was the Prequalification of over 200 Bidders for various packages on the BMA Hub Group of Projects whilst successfully completing a Diploma of Purchasing traineeship hosted internally by Bechtel and was handpicked for the Contracts Team on the BMA Broadmeadows Sustaining Operations Project as well the Greenfield Caval Ridge Project. Kristina is not limited in her scope as she has also assisted Undergraduates with researching information for their assignments, report preparation and is also a qualified Yellow Belt in the Six Sigma Program and has touched on the very unique world of Quality Assurance.
Kristina’s eye for detail, advanced MS Office skills coupled with her ability to deliver well edited documents make her a valuable addition to our team.
Carolyn Rothwell, Professional Consultant
Carolyn has worked in both the private and public sector for over twenty years with extensive experience in both non-profit and commercial organisations. She spent fifteen years working in the human services field before delving into the world of tourism, event planning and social media marketing. For several years Carolyn has been responsible for coordinating every aspect of high end corporate events, with delegates steaming from health professionals to members of parliament. Carolyn has held several positions in which developing sponsorship opportunities and writing grant applications were her core business. She is also well versed in policy and procedure development as well as resume and selection criteria writing.
Carolyn is thoroughly organised and a meticulous planner who believes in thinking creatively to achieve positive results. She is not afraid of a challenge and will work with you every step of the way to ensure the best outcome possible.
Norah Parsons, Professional Consultant
Nogah completed her Bachelor and Master of Law in 2005, and has gained work experience in the legal profession in both the private and public sectors overseas.
After moving to Australia, she decided to further develop her passion for legal work and to specialise in Migration Law. To date, she owns a migration agency helping individuals to travel and stay in Australia and assisting Australian employers in sponsoring international employees. As such she brings a unique ability to craft compelling cases and present information in a concise manner – perfect skills for our lobbying, grant/tender writing and business development services. Nogah brings her values of honesty and dedication to Red Tape Busters, alongside a strong desire to succeed and achieve outcomes for our clients. We are extremely lucky to have someone with Nogah’s skills joining our team and know that she will deliver quality services to the highest standards for our clients.
Juanita Bacani – Administration Support
Juanita will provide administration related support to our team as required.