Our Team

Employing up to 100 people across 2 locations in Sydney and Melbourne, the team at WorkVentures cover a diverse range of backgrounds and skills. We use our enterprises as vehicles for creating jobs for trainees, work experience and training for disadvantaged groups and provide an environment where people can learn new skills and overcome personal barriers to create their own pathways to economic independence and social inclusion.

Jennine Blundell
Chief Executive Officer
Joined: July 2017

Jennine Blundell is a highly effective leader with diverse sector experience, providing strategic solutions that have delivered sustainable organisational growth, business goals and social outcomes. With a Grad Cert. Community Mgt, MMgt (Community & NFP), MAICD, she has held executive and consulting positions in both commercial (banking, finance, insurance, manufacturing, professional services) and not for profit (human services, education, philanthropic, community housing) organisations. Jennine has been a WorkVentures Board Member since 2015 and had previously held the role of Head of Employment, Training and Human Resources.  She is also a Fellow in the UTS Business School and the UTS Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Research Centre. Jennine now brings her authentic and collaborative leadership to build on the success of WorkVentures as a sustainable social enterprise. 

Contact at[email protected]

For: New Business Development, Speaking Engagements, Feedback

Ralph Gatt
Head of ITeC Repair Centres

Ralph came to WorkVentures in 1986 as a trainer in electronics after eleven years as a technical officer in the Navy. Ralph now leads a team of three managers who run the ITeC Centres, a commercial venture which supports WorkVentures’ social programs and creates employment. Ralph established IteC in 1988 and the business grew rapidly by providing repair services to multinational companies. Ralph passionately supports the mission of WorkVentures because he believes in providing people with opportunities.

Contact at: [email protected]
For: Repair Contracts, IT Services

Alfonso Toh
Finance and Administration Manager

Joining WorkVentures in 1991, Alfonso brings a depth of experience gained during an extensive  career in financial and cost accounting, and auditing. He oversees the accounting operations of WorkVentures and its various enterprise activities and is a passionate advocate for providing the opportunity for people to make a better life. He holds an SGS Certificate of Internal Auditor on Quality Standard, a Bachelor of Science in Accounting (Manila), an MBA (Manila) and is a qualified CPA from the Philippines Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Contact at: [email protected]
For: All WorkVentures finance and accounting enquiries

Anne Kelly
Head of Recruitment and Training

Anne comes to WorkVentures after an extensive career in HR, Commercial Recruitment, Employment/Disability Services and Vocational Education.  She has worked at a senior level in both the commercial and NFP service sectors.  This experience included operating Registered Training Organisations and Group Training Organisations servicing clients in the Automotive, Banking, Finance, Manufacturing, Construction, Agribusiness, Logistics, Retail and Technology business sectors. She holds tertiary qualifications to Masters level in Management, HR, Financial Services and Vocational Training and has held board positions on a number of NFP organisations.  Anne is passionate about providing employment and training solutions to help organisations and individuals achieve their maximum potential.

Contact at: [email protected]

For: Employers with entry level vacancies, Job seekers looking for a traineeship, Not for Profit organisations and charities needing low cost staffing solutions, Registered Training Organisations seeking partnerships.

Scott Dibb
Academy Manager

Scott has 35 years of experience in the electronics and IT industry, commencing his career in the Department of Defence (Navy).  He joined WorkVentures in 1993 as an electronics trainer and workshop manager, becoming our Customer Account Manager working closely with our multinational IT partners for repair and logistics services. Scott’s passion is vocational training – he believes the attainment of theoretical knowledge is only one element that contributes to a successful career. Practical skills are acquired in a nurturing and safe environment where people feel free to experiment, take risks and are given the opportunity to be immersed in a real business.

Scott holds an Electronics Engineering Certificate, a Diploma of Adult Education, a Graduate Certificate of Business (Professional Practice) and is an SGS Internal Auditor.

Contact at: [email protected]
For:  Employers seeking trained staff, Job Services Agencies seeking training pathways for clients, Registered Training Organisations seeking partnerships

Don Quinn
Operations Manager - Sydney ITeC Repair Centre

Don has been a member of the WorkVentures team since 1987, having previously worked as a Technical Officer in the Department of Defence. As the Operations Manager at Sydney ITeC Repair Centre, Don co- ordinates the day to day Production Workshops in Sydney and Melbourne. He also manages the Reuse Team and the Work Experience Program which provides hands on training for over one hundred students each year. He is a strong supporter of giving youth the opportunity to gain experience in the workplace and believes that WorkVentures is an excellent environment to champion that goal while still operating competitively in the repair industry.

Contact at: [email protected]
For: Repair enquiries, repair quotes, new repair business, work experience programs

Nora Sananikone
Customer Service Manager, Connect IT

Nora has held responsibility for overseeing customer satisfaction and operational accountability in banking, construction and job services industries. She is also a qualified Trainer and Assessor and has had extensive experience in Community Development programs.

Contact at: [email protected]
For: Computer donations, sales enquiries, Connect IT feedback

Ian Lewis
IT Manager - Infrastructure and Software Development

Ian started his career at WorkVentures with a Traineeship in Certificate III in IT. He continued his studies and graduated with a Certificate IV in IT, becoming Network Administrator along the way. The opportunity to share his skills and knowledge with Indigenous youth saw him take the iGETIT Program to remote communities in NSW and then to the Northern Territory. He is an advocate for the benefits of getting hands on experience within an organisation while gaining a qualification and a career.

Chrissy Crust
Social Media Manager

Chrissy brings a broad range of experience to WorkVentures, most recently working for companies who create positive change in the community. She has helped launch Social Enterprises, coached women to start their own small businesses and developed teams to achieve great results. Chrissy is a qualified Trainer and Assessor, speaker and blogger who loves technology and is keen to use marketing and particularly social media to spread the stories of business and people making a difference.

Contact at: [email protected]
For: Social Media enquiries and media requests.