An effective board with the correct management experience and skill set is crucial for the success of planning and executing the proposed projects. Members of the Atlantis Beach Baptist College Ltd Board have a range of skills and have spent time in management in both the private and public sector, bringing a wealth of experience and energy to these exciting projects.
Specialties: Over 25 years, I have built a unique set of adaptable leadership skills covering strategy, finance, relationship management, organisational governance, information communication and technology (ICT), business process, risk, change, people and culture across all levels and types of business. Significant experience in senior executive leadership roles from diverse industry sectors including aged care, universities, healthcare, mining services and other service organisations,
telecommunications and financial services.
Ben Donaldson started his career as a Cisco and Microsoft IT engineer before moving into sales and account management.
ombining a technical background with his move into business development Ben has gone on to start 3 IT Infrastructure and Managed Services businesses. These businesses have achieved significant success and rapid growth with one venture making the BRW Fast Starters list on multiple occasions and rapidly expanding across Australia and Internationally.
After a short break to explore other business ventures, Ben returned to the IT industry in 2014 joining PSQ Group IT as a Partner, Director and Investor. Outside of the IT industry, Ben is a Partner and Managing Director of an International Services business based in KL, Malaysia and interests in a property development group, PSQ Group Investments of which he is the Managing Director. PSQ Group Investments focuses on residential development projects and land acquisition.
With 30 years’ experience in the Construction and Education and Training sectors Brendon has seen it all from the factory floor to running his own business. Starting his working life as an apprentice through hard work and an unstoppable desire to achieve Brendon started his first business, a Construction company, at age 25, and has been on the move ever since. From Construction, he moved into Project Management, Training, Private Education and then senior-level Executive positions. In every company or organisation, including TAFE, Swan Christian Education Association and most recently Great Southern Institute of Technology, Brendon has achieved outstanding personal and team results. He finds his greatest motivation in coaching and working with others.
Brendon is distinguished by his passion for business, his focus on collaborative team building, and his commitment to meeting customer and market demands. His contagious enthusiasm instils him and his team members with extraordinary energy and dedication in an environment where creativity and innovation are encouraged.
In recent times, Brendon has been engaged as a motivational trainer and presenter for meetings and conferences to groups such as ST Johns Ambulance Service, Great Southern Health and Horizon Power. He transmits key concepts in Business Innovation supported by smart adoption of technology.
Gary is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business degree completed at Edith Cowan University, majoring in Accounting and Finance.
Gary began his working life in the public sector rising to deputy manager of a large Government office before transitioning to the Accounting industry. After deciding on a career change, Gary commenced university studies during which he received numerous awards for outstanding achievements including an international
scholarship. Upon graduation, Gary was awarded the Business School’s prestigious Faculty Medal for the top graduating student. After a period with one of the ‘Big 4’ accounting firms, Gary found his niche in servicing smaller businesses and assisting them achieve their financial & business goals. Gary has been a Chartered Accountant for over 13 years, and is the Principal in his own boutique accounting firm located in Perth’s northern suburbs.
Mark has a love for God, family, schools and good governance. He was therefore delighted to be invited to serve on the ABBC board in February 2017.
He is married to the beautiful Yvonne and has four active children; two are university age and two are at Lake Joondalup Baptist College, within walking distance of the family home. Mark is a long-suffering Western Force supporter, enjoys spending time eating with friends and running (slowly) to keep middle-aged spread at bay. In his spare time, he works in Perth CBD in the mining sector and is a member of the Institute of Directors.