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.

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.

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.

Chris McMackin

State Manager, Victoria
Bachelor of Business, Majoring in Human Resource Management and Marketing

Chris joined Workskil Australia in 2018, bringing with him 14 years of experience in operational and executive management roles in the employment services industry. Chris has successfully delivered mainstream and disability employment contracts in both metropolitan and regional areas of Australia and is now leading our operational team in Victoria, in the role of State Manager.

Hugh Reilly

State Manager, Western Australia

Hugh joined the Workskil Australia team in 2018, bringing 26 years of employment services experience in the UK and Australia. Commencing in a frontline customer service position, he successfully progressed his career by working in key operational, strategic, quality and community development roles to provide employment and humanitarian services to support many of the most disadvantaged communities across the country.

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.

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.

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.

Liana Reinhardt

National People Manager
Graduate Certificate Professional Education and Training, Diploma of Management

Liana joined Workskil Australia in 2018, with experience in the retail and FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) industries. Liana brings valuable experience as Director People & Development - Oceania with Ralph Lauren, where she worked closely with the Oceania leadership and Asia Pacific partners to manage and oversee Human Resource and Learning and Development activities. Liana leads our Human Resources and Learning and Development teams. Liana is also a certified member of the Australian Human Resources Institute.