Customer Solutions Team

Parth Bommakanti

Executive Director | Business Transformation Specialist

Parth is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and NLP Master Practitioner with over 25 years of leadership training and coaching, executive mentoring, business process transformation and corporate training experience.

His previous roles include leading large teams at Ford Motor Company and working as a General Manager at an Australian subsidiary at Japanese multinational, Sumitomo Ltd. Parth was responsible for engineering, business systems and safety before joining Vative as a lead Facilitator and Consultant.

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Godwin Rappinett

Business Transformation Specialist

A skilled leader and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Godwin spent 20 years in various senior management roles at Ford Motor Company leading large teams in manufacturing and logistics divisions. Godwin’s role was to lead, train, coach and mentor teams to drive change in operational practices through the adoption of Lean Manufacturing methodologies. Other roles preceded his career at TOLL Express as State Continuous Improvement Manager before joining Vative as a Coach and Change Consultant.

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Toby Cook

Business Transformation Specialist

Toby’s capability and experience has developed over 20 years through stringent and robust application of continuous improvement methodologies across various industries including Automotive, FMCG, Finance, Construction, Energy and Gas. Now he brings a strong specialisation for the Agribusiness sector to Vative. Coupling his Lean Six-Sigma expertise with an extensive background in Quality Management Systems (ISO9000, TS16949) and senior management positions, Toby boasts a proven record in strategising and facilitating transformational projects across numerous large-scale businesses.

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Madhu Dason

Executive Director | Business Transformation Specialist

Madhu developed Six Sigma and continuous improvement capability with Motorola, the home of Six Sigma. There, he became a certified FMEA instructor, a TPM leader and an experienced coach. Madhu further developed his Quality Management skills working for Australian Arrow PTY LTD Yazaki Corporation on critical components to automotive manufacturing, becoming highly proficient in Lean and Quality systems (ISO9001 and TS16949). Now, Madhu works at Vative as a Senior Facilitator and Director of the business.

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Andy Suttle

Business Transformation Specialist

Andy boasts a career in a Human Resource Management, Learning and Development, People and Culture. A Black Belt trained professional stemming from her early career at Ford Motor Company, Andy has joined Vative to facilitate clients through organisational change. Stemming from her previous experience at Ford, Andy was responsible for all aspects of Learning and Development and cultural change within the manufacturing assembly plant of approximately 1500 employees.

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Yvonne Gallien

Vative AgriBusiness GM | Business Transformation Specialist

A Lean Six Sigma specialist, Yvonne’s engineering and production experience began in Germany where she graduated in Bachelor of Industrial Engineering before moving to Australia to work for Ford Motor Company. Thereafter she was responsible for implementing Lean as a Systems Engineer at BOSCH. Joining Vative, Yvonne deployed business transformation projects across manufacturing and logistics before heading up Vative’s Agribusiness division. With highly advanced skills, Yvonne’s capability extends from e-learning to workplace-based material development.

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Jetha Devapura

Head of Business Solutions & Communications

Jetha has a long-standing career in leadership, implementing continuous improvement strategies and culture. With expertise in Lean facilitation in a range of industries, backed with a Bachelor in Engineering, MBA and mastery credentials in Lean, Jetha also heads up Vative’s Business Solutions department. Sitting on board several Non-for-Profit Organisations, his capabilities consist of deploying strategy, leadership development and operational excellence. A natural leader, Jetha manages large complex change management strategies through Lean Six Sigma principles.

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Mike Valentine

Business Solutions Specialist

A seasoned consultant in continuous improvement, Mike has expertise and aptitude in designing strategy and policy deployment utilising the Toyota Production Systems (TPS) philosophies and practices. A highly proficient professional, Mike possess business acumen at an executive capacity. He is a humbled leader who can relate and coach teams across all levels organisations. Mike brings extensive and varied experience in management consulting, education and training, business process optimisation and operational excellence across broad industry sectors.

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Steven Farrugia

Founder & Director | Business Solutions Specialist

Steven is a qualified Manufacturing and Management Engineer with over 22 years hands on application of Lean and Six-Sigma methodology in various industries. Steven holds a proven record in formulating strategy, coaching and inspiring people to bring about sustainable long-term business improvement across a client base ranging from SME’s to multinationals. Steven has founded and co-founded many successful businesses including his charitable venture ShareTree, which is where he dedicates his philanthropic passions.

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Theo Pappas

CEO | Business Solutions Specialist

Theo is a self-driven businessman encompassing over 15 years’ experience across various leadership roles in consulting and education. With an appetite for entrepreneurship, Theo was responsible for executing Vative’s capacity within the accredited training market. Since then, he’s taken on the role of Chief Executive, managing several portfolios across the business. Theo utilises his skills as a business solutions specialist helping organisations build and deploy strategic continuous improvement plans through Lean Six Sigma channels.

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Michael Brown

Supply Chain Consultant

Michael is a Senior Executive with an international background within FMCG and Industrial organisations. As a transformation leader, he possesses unparalleled cross-functional experience and knowledge in Supply Chain, Procurement and Operations. Proven in delivering high performance teams in demanding environments, Michael is an International Supply Chain process expert with sound commercial and cultural expertise in the Asia Pacific Region. His outstanding communication skills help build relationships across an organisation from Board level to Shop Floor.

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Noreen Kam

Supply Chain Consultant

With 20 years experience in Supply Chain, Procurement and Logistics in the Educational, FMCG, Food Sciences, Biotechnology, Transport & Logistics Industries, plus the Not-for-Profit Sector, Noreen is a passionate leader with a proven ability to deliver results. Noreen proactively identifies solutions to problems, driving execution and delivering on deadlines within specifications and budget requirements. She demonstrates reliability and commitment with a focus on sustainability, innovation, business process re-engineering, change management and continuous improvement.

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Customer Support Team

Nicole Edwards

Head of Quality and Compliance

Nicole’s quality and compliance portfolio is responsible for the overall conformity of Vative’s Government regulated service contracts across the group’s two Registered Training Organisation licenses which provides our customers with access to our Academy products and services. Nicole also oversees the facilitation of employee enrolments into Vative Academy’s Nationally Accredited Training courses and customer satisfaction management and reporting.

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Kylie Barca

Quality Officer

Kylie ensures all our learner cohorts undertaking Nationally Accredited Training are administered and reported in line with the Government’s regulatory framework and upholding the integrity of the vocational education and training system. This is so our customers can have confidence that Vative’s issued qualifications are credible to industry standards. Kylie is also responsible for ensuring learners’ registration details are reflected accurately and meet compliance standards, making assurances through contacting customers directly for administrative relations.

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Erica Devapura

Executive Assistant | Business Solutions

Erica contacts our prospective customers with sound advice on our training and capabilities across all aspects of Continuous Improvement. She also assists in the coordination of our Executive Team or Business Solutions Specialists to visit the client for a discovery meeting. Erica helps put forward a specialist who is best aligned to the prospective client’s industry and business needs to ensure we provide customers with strategies and fit for purpose solutions to improving their business.

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Clint Leask

Operations and Projects Lead

When our customers are ready to deploy services, Clint is the operations leader responsible for coordinating it all and ensuring we meet our customer’s requirements. As the conduit communication line across all functions of the business, Clint’s responsible for ensuring our customers have a single point of call to synchronise everything they need. Clint’s role also oversees technology and technical aspects to ensure systems and processes work harmoniously for better and faster customer services.

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Jacqueline Miao

Group Financial Controller

Jacqueline ensures our customers are provided with accurate and detailed financial information when services are rendered. Our customers financial commitment for the deployment of our products and services is made easy with through Jacqueline’s management and effective communication capabilities. Jacqueline oversees all financial aspects and upholds our Group’s statutory compliance requirements and insurances.

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Mahfuza Begum

Accounts Officer

Mahfuza supports all the internal financial functionality. Her attention to detail and communication skills ensure when customers are doing business with us, they can expect seamless transactions. Additionally, her role includes the accounts payable responsibilities to keep on track of all transactions between Vative and our customers.

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