Our Team

Employing around 80 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.

Linda Graham-McCann
Chief Executive Officer

Linda is an IT industry veteran in addition to her many years in the not-for-profit sector and brings a wealth of experience to WorkVentures, closing a circle that began in 1986. As Founder and Managing Director of Microsoft Australia, Linda was instrumental in initiating the partnership between WorkVentures and Microsoft which is still going strong today. She has founded and/or guided several successful not-for-profit organisations, led an oversubscribed technology IPO and managed triple digit growth by coalescing remarkable teams – both paid and volunteer. With specialities involving high growth environments and innovative business models, she is also a champion for compassionate outreach to help others. Linda is the inaugural recipient of Microsoft’s highest award for leadership.

Contact at: [email protected]
For: Speaking Engagements, New Business Development, Feedback, Compassionate Outreach Projects

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

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
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.