The diverse team at WorkVentures is comprised of over 100 people across two locations in Sydney and Melbourne, and has a vast range of skills and experience.

We use our enterprise as a vehicle to create jobs, work experience and training for trainees and disadvantaged groups.

We provide a safe, friendly and collaborative working 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 & Board Director

Jennine is a highly effective leader with diverse sector experience, providing strategic solutions that have delivered proven and sustainable organisational growth and achieved 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.

Scott Dibb

Client Relationship 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 and 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. He thinks practical skills should be 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.

Brett Gross

Head of Client Solutions

Brett has over 25 years’ IT sector experience in sales, business development and client services. An exceptional communicator and client solutions advocate, Brett has held executive leadership positions covering the APAC region developing and growing key verticals across telecommunications, defence, government and utilities. Brett joined the WorkVentures team in 2019 brimming with new ideas and a fresh perspective.

Christine Duke

Head of Finance & Technology

Joining WorkVentures in 2018, Christine has extensive experience in the finance sector, partnering with senior executives and managing global teams within matrix structures across a host of industries (software, engineering, manufacturing, residential and commercial products, retail). Within the business partnering role, she has gained experience in …

financial and management reporting, M&A, implementation of consolidation and BI tools and financial modelling. She oversees the accounting and technology operations of WorkVentures across various enterprise activities and is a member of CA ANZ, CPA (California Board of Accountancy), and has an MBA (MGSM) and Bachelor of Commerce from Macquarie University.

Ralph Gatt

General Manager, Operations

Ralph came to WorkVentures in 1986 as a trainer in electronics after eleven years as a technical officer in the Navy. Ralph leads a team of managers who run the technical and agility services division, WorkVentures’ commercial arm, which supports our social programs and creates employment. Ralph established ITeC  (now Workventures Technical…

Services Division) 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 all people with equal opportunities.

Don Quinn

Operations Manager – Sydney

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 in Sydney, Don co- ordinates the day to day production workshops in Sydney as well as providing mentoring and guidance for Melbourne. He also manages the…

Reuse Team and the Work Experience Program which provides hands-on training for over 100 students each year. He is a strong advocate 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 technology repairs industry.

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