Our People

Our People

Our Employment Services, Education and Training and Youth and Community divisions are managed by executives who, along with our Chief Financial Officer, General Manager - People and Culture (HR) and Chief Information Officer make up the MTC Australia Executive Leadership Team (ELT). Our ELT is led by our Chief Executive Officer, Colin Lloyd.

Our ELT is responsible for setting our short-term and long-term strategy, which covers everything from operations and resources to performance. The team also proposes our annual budget, which is then submitted to our Board for approval.

Our Executive Leadership Team includes:


  • Colin Lloyd

    Chief Executive Officer

    Colin has been our CEO since September 2011. As CEO, he is responsible for the overall leadership and strategic direction of MTC Australia.Prior to joining MTC, Colin held senior executive positions with responsibility across a range of disciplines including strategic planning, employee relations, human resource management, and line management responsibility. He holds a Bachelor of Business Degree and a Masters Degree in Labour Law.

  • Martin Keil

    General Manager – Youth and Community

    Martin joined MTC Australia in 2001. As a skilled educator, Martin has led and grown a number of MTC divisions, including Community Employment Programs and Education and Training. Martin currently manages our Youth and Community division, in addition to driving our focus on ‘giving back’ to the community, through initiatives for disadvantaged youth and families, funded by our annual surplus.

  • Peter Price

    General Manager – Education and Training

    Peter joined MTC Australia in February 2013. He previously held the Managing Director role for Study Group Australasia, and the roles of CEO and Managing Director at Unisys West. Peter now heads our Education and Training division, which involves managing the overall operations of our RTO and the delivery of programs including Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) in Sydney, South Australia and Victoria.

  • Lisa Lillis

    General Manager – Corporate & Community Relations

    Lisa joined MTC Australia in 2003. She led the Education and Training Division for nine years where she set the foundations and grew the Division offering courses in Language, Literacy and Numeracy and VET. Since then, she has been General Manager of the Employment Services Division and is now leading a new Division that focuses on building partnerships with corporate and community organisations who are interested in supporting MTC Australia’s social impact initiatives. 

  • Joanna Mallon

    General Manager - People & Culture

    Joanna joined MTC Australia in June 2015.  Her role is responsible for developing and leading organisational and employee programs that cover such areas as workforce planning, talent acquisition and retention, reward and recognition, learning and development and health, safety and wellbeing. Joanna has more than 15 years’ experience in human resource management across the manufacturing, retail, financial services and not-for-profit sectors.

  • Daniel Johnson

    Chief Information Officer

    Daniel has over 17 years’ experience in  the IT industry across a range of industries including Performing Arts, Government, Logistics and Finance. Most recently, Daniel worked for the Sydney Opera House leading the IT team through significant change and transformation programs. These programs included operational IT processes, major CRM upgrades and finance system consolidation. Daniel has recently completed his Master of Business Administration.

  • Peter Abibadra

    General Manager - Employment Services

    Peter has in-depth knowledge and experience within the employment services industry dating back to 2002.  Peter has been with MTC Australia for 8 years as both a Branch Manager and Regional Coach. His current position as General Manager involves driving the highest levels of customer service to ensure the best possible out comes for our job seekers, whilst also driving sites to remain financially viable and also maintaining MTC's five star rating.

  • Jeff Watson

    Chief Financial Officer

    Jeff joined MTC in May 2017 as a Finance executive with varied experience in multinational, public and private companies. Jeff has held senior executive positions across a broad range of sectors and has extensive international and domestic experience. His range of responsibility has included CFO functions in large, medium and SME organisations, treasury and capital management, large project financing, investor and key stakeholder relations. Jeff also has a history in structuring, restructuring and rebuilding the foundation blocks for organisations. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UNSW, is a CPA, a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.