Our Board Members bring an array of skills and experience to lead the organisation. The Board works closely with our executive team to oversee the governance and stewardship of the organisation.


Workskil Australia - Mr Alex Zimmermann

Mr Alex Zimmermann

Alex is Workskil Australia’s longest serving Board member. He is a recently retired member of the South Australia Police, having served as a senior manager in a diverse number of positions, including Officer in Charge of the State Community Engagement Section, Major Fraud Investigation, Electronic Crime Branch and the Barossa Local Service Area.  Most recently he was appointed by the Government as the Local Recovery Coordinator for the communities impacted by the bushfires of 2019 in the Adelaide Hills. Alex is also the Chairperson of the Police Credit Union and has previously served as the Deputy Chairman of Regional Development Australia (Barossa) and as a Councillor with the City of Marion. Alex is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the Governor’s Leadership Foundation, holds a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration and is also the Chair of Workskil Australia’s Governance Committee.

Deputy Chairman

Workskil Australia - Mr Robert Ferguson

Mr Robert Ferguson

Robert is an experienced Chartered Accountant and principal of Ferguson Hannam, Chartered Accountants, specialising in restructuring and forensic accounting. In addition to holding a Bachelor of Commerce, Robert is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a Registered Liquidator, Trustee in Bankruptcy, Tax Agent and a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). Robert chairs the Audit and Risk Committee at Workskil Australia.

Board Members

Workskil Australia - Ms Jennifer Ma

Ms Jennifer Ma

Jennifer is the Managing Director of Chapman Capital Partners, a boutique corporate advisory firm specialising in mid-market business divestments, acquisitions and capital raisings. Jennifer is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance. Jennifer was a former Partner within KPMG’s Corporate Finance division and has worked with a broad range of clients across private businesses, public companies and government. Jennifer is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of Workskil Australia.

Workskil Australia - Dr Sam Wells

Dr Sam Wells

Sam is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Business School of the University of Adelaide. Sam graduated from The University of Adelaide with 1st Class Honours in History. As South Australia’s 1979 Rhodes Scholar, he completed his doctorate at Oxford in 1983. Sam spent 18 years in corporate human resource management and organisational development. He established his own consulting business in 2001. From 2005 to 2021, he was a Senior Lecturer in the Business School, where he delivered MBA courses that focus on systems thinking for managers and on shaping the human environment at work. He also filled various leadership roles, including Academic Director of the MBA program and Director of the Yunus Social Business Centre. Sam is a member of the Governance Committee of Workskil Australia.

Workskil Australia - Ms Toula Tsamandanis

Ms Toula Tsamandanis

Toula is the Executive Manager of a privately owned pharmacy group under the Terry White Chemmart Banner, responsible for providing Management, Human Resources and Marketing support. Toula has an Honours Degree in Psychology and a Graduate Certificate in Management. Toula has had over 20 years of involvement with Workskil Australia in a variety of senior roles and held Board positions at various times. Toula is a member of the Governance Committee of Workskil Australia.

Workskil Australia - Mr Taso Corolis

Mr Taso Corolis

Taso Corolis joined Bendigo and Adelaide Bank in 2011 and is the Group Chief Risk Officer. Prior to his current role, Taso had responsibility for risk analytics, reporting and risk governance within Group Risk. He joined the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Group from Rural Bank, where he served as the Executive in charge of Risk for a number of years. Taso has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry. This includes ten years in senior roles with the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). He holds degrees in Economics and Commerce and postgraduate qualifications in Finance and Investments. Taso is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of Workskil Australia.

Board Member and CEO

Workskil Australia - Ms Nicole Dwyer

Ms Nicole Dwyer

Nicole is the current CEO and Board Member of Workskil Australia and has held these roles for six years. Previously Nicole worked at KPMG for eight years, providing advisory services to the Government and NFP sectors in employment, education and Indigenous affairs. Nicole has a Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Science, Graduate Diploma of Education and Bachelor of Science (Psychology). Nicole is a current Board Member of the National Employment Services Association (NESA).