Our Executive Team is made up of high performing senior managers with specialist expertise in a diverse range of fields. The Team provides professional leadership to our staff and drives performance to ensure quality services to our clients.


Nicole Dwyer

Chief Executive Officer
Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Science, Graduate Diploma of Education and Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

Nicole has been leading Workskil Australia as CEO since September 2012 but has had a long association with us prior to that time in a number of roles including as Director, Deputy Chair and consultant. Nicole brings to the position a wealth of senior management experience from the corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors including 8 years as an Associate Director with KPMG. Since assuming the CEO role, Nicole has been leading the organisation to drive and improve performance and in winning new business to complement and enhance our client services.


Alan Bruce

State Manager, New South Wales
Diploma of Management, Diploma of Human Resources

Alan joined Workskil Australia in 2014 bringing over 20 years of management experience in a range of fields including in employment services and disability service industries. Alan has worked in diverse areas of regional and rural Australia including Far North Queensland and the Torres Strait. Alan has taken on leading our work as a panel provider of Job Placement Services for Return to Work SA.


Sandy Cowled

State Manager, South Australia
Diploma of Hospitality, Diploma of Management, Advance Diploma of Community Sector Management

Sandy joined Workskil Australia in 2008 and has 10 years’ experience in the  employment services industry including roles in Training, Business Development and as a Site Manager and Operations Manager.  Sandy has also worked in the group training and hospitality industries. Sandy now performs the critical role of State Manager, South Australia and is now managing our Disability Employment Services.


Cameron Skewes

State Manager, Victoria
Bachelor of Business (HR & Commercial Law), Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Cameron joined Workskil Australia in 2016 bringing 15 years of management experience across a wide range of corporate support functions including business intelligence, contract management, policy/process improvement, compliance management and audit. Cameron has extensive project management experience across various business units, encompassing a vast array of people, policy, process, systems and data. Cameron is passionate about continuous improvement, customer service and helping vulnerable and disadvantaged Australians.


Paul Hayes

General Counsel
Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Master of Arts (International Relations)

Paul joined Workskil Australia in 2013 to head our newly-established Legal Division. Paul has worked in private practice and in-house counsel and in remote and regional Australia and Papua New Guinea. More recently he has worked for Commonwealth authorities in the areas of native title, commercial and property law and governmental law. Paul takes a leading role in working with the CEO and the Board on corporate governance issues and with colleagues on all legal compliance aspects of our business.


Ryan O’Callaghan

Chief Operating Officer
Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business (Commercial Law), Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting

Ryan joined Workskil Australia in 2012 to strengthen and enhance our corporate services including our Quality and Audit, Information Technology, Applications, Facilities, Finance and Marketing and Communications teams. Ryan brings valuable experience as an adviser with KPMG where he dealt with a diverse range of clients. Ryan manages our rigorous internal audit program which drives performance and promotes innovation in our service delivery. Ryan is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.


Jarrod Neal

Chief Financial Officer
Bachelor of Commerce, Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting

Jarrod joined Workskil Australia in 2013 after providing taxation, accounting and financial risk management advice to a variety of organisations, working for KPMG and a venture capital company in London. Jarrod is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.


Lola Curcic

People and Culture Manager
Double Degree in Human Resource Management and Marketing

Lola joined Workskil Australia in 2017 bringing 10 years of Human Resources and management experience from the international mining industry where she lead a number of significant projects. Lola has worked across multiple locations including on-site at several mines and brings a wealth of specific experience across multiple Human Resources disciplines, including people and performance management, learning and development, and change management. Lola manages our Human Resources and Learning and Development Teams which support our workforce to deliver quality services to our clients.


Alex Apostolakis

National Business Development Manager
Advanced Diploma in Community Sector Management, Diploma of Human Resources

Alex joined Workskil Australia in 2009 and has almost 10 years of experience working in employment services including roles in Business Development and as a Site Manager. Alex oversees our Transition to Work, Green Army, Work for the Dole, Workskil Indigenous and Get Moving (Empowering Youth Initiatives) programs. Alex also leads our employer engagement strategy nationally and acts as the key liaison for our large national employers.