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Our Leadership Team

Our Executive Leadership Team is led by Chief Executive Officer Colin Lloyd. The team is made up of our Employment Services, Education & Training, Youth & Community, and Marketing & Business Development divisions, along with our Chief Financial Officer, General Manager – People and Culture (HR) and Chief Information Officer.


The MTC Australia Executive Leadership Team includes:

Colin Lloyd
Chief Executive Officer

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

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 responsibilities has included CFO functions in large, medium and SME organisations, treasury and capital management, large project financing, and 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, is a CPA, a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.

Daniel Johnson
Chief Information Officer

Daniel has over 17 years’ experience in IT 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.

Martin Keil
General Manager – Youth & Community

Martin joined MTC Australia in 2001. A skilled educator, Martin has led and grown a number of MTC divisions, including Community Employment programs and Education & Training. Martin currently manages the Youth & 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.

Lisa Lillis
General Manager – Education & Training

Lisa joined MTC Australia in 2003 and led the Education & Training division for nine years, setting the foundations for both the Language, Literacy and Numeracy and VET divisions. Since then she’s led other divisions as General Manager of Employment Services and Acting General Manager of MTC Recruitment. Lisa is now back leading the Education & Training division.

Elena Shestovsky
General Manager – Marketing & Business Development

Having recently joined MTC, Elena is responsible for establishing and leading MTC’s new Marketing & Business Development division. During her 15 years as a marketer Elena has led teams to deliver impactful marketing, customer engagement and digital sales programs for global and mid-size companies across a variety of industries, including management consultancy, B2B services, eCommerce and retail. She holds a Bachelor of Media and Communications.

Joanna Mallon
General Manager – People & Culture

Joanna joined MTC Australia in June 2015. She is responsible for developing and leading organisational and employee programs that cover 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.

Peter Abibadra
General Manager – Employment Services

Peter has in-depth knowledge of, and experience in, the employment services industry dating back to 2002, and has been with MTC Australia for 8 years as both Branch Manager and Regional Coach. As General Manager – Employment Services, he’s responsible for leading his division to achieve the highest levels of customer service and ensure the best possible outcomes for our job seekers, while also ensuring sites remain financially viable and maintaining MTC’s five star rating.

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