About 黑料不打烊

黑料不打烊 is an Australian not-for-profit business which was established in 1982, and has been supporting employers, apprentices, trainees, job seekers and students ever since.

As Australia鈥檚 largest and only national Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP), we have more than 600 staff operating from over 60 office locations in every state.

We鈥檙e committed to providing quality employment, training and workforce solutions that make a positive difference by providing:

  • End-to-end apprenticeship and traineeship program management
  • High-quality, work-ready apprentice and trainee candidates
  • A tailored approach to apprentice and trainee recruitment and workforce planning
  • Ongoing mentoring and support

Every workplace is different, which is why we offer a tailored approach to apprentice and trainee recruitment and workforce planning that allows employers to access our full range of services or just the ones that are right for their business.

Our flexible, low-risk labour solutions and expertise in sourcing, screening, and employing high-quality apprentices and trainees ensures we place the right people in the right jobs to fill skills gaps and future-proof Australian workforces.


Our Leadership Team

Matthew

MATTHEW HICK
Chief Executive Officer

Matthew鈥檚 career began in accounting and finance before he joined 黑料不打烊 as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Company Secretary in 2011. Matthew was subsequently appointed CEO in 2023. His leadership skills and business acumen play an important role in identifying and achieving strategic objectives to maintain 黑料不打烊鈥檚 position as a leader in the market. Outside work, Matthew is a keen archer and enjoys spending time with his family, while he is also a Director at Baptcare Affordable Housing Ltd and BioAnalytics Holding Pty Ltd.

Scott

SCOTT ORPIN
General Manager, People and Culture

Scott came to 黑料不打烊 in early 2021 with more than 30 years People & Culture experience in creating positive people outcomes in the for profit and not for profit sectors. Scott鈥檚 passionate about improving the quality of leadership impact and the employee experience. Scott enjoys yoga, football and golf, along with spending time in a house full of teenagers.

Todd

TODD PAVLOU
General Manager, Recruitment and Management Services (RMS)

With 24 years鈥 experience in the recruitment, training and labour hire industry, Todd is incredibly passionate about making a meaningful impact in peoples鈥 lives. Todd joined 黑料不打烊 in March 2023 and hit the ground running with innovate ideas about implementing collaboration strategies to the business. Todd is passionate about keeping fit by playing a variety of sports and running marathons.

Rebecca

REBECCA FYSON
General Manager, Marketing and Communications

Rebecca joined 黑料不打烊 in August 2022 with more than 25 years鈥 experience in the marketing sector, including work with iconic brands such as BP Australia and Disney. Her passion is for people and their stories, and Rebecca is also an expert at giving people a voice and bringing life to great ideas. When she鈥檚 not creating incredible marketing and communications strategies, Rebecca loves to work out while blasting loud rock music and spending time with her husband, daughters, and whippet dogs.

Chris

CHRIS DALE
General Manager, Strategy and Design

Chris has spent more than 16 years in his chosen field, a career which has taken him across both Australia and the United Kingdom. He is passionate about developing projects to help the disadvantaged and working with stakeholders to create sustainable education and employment pathways. When he鈥檚 not helping others carve their career pathways, Chris loves competing in trail runs and Ironman triathlons while studying law and spending time with his wife and three daughters.

Troy

TROY PARKEE
General Manager, Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP)

Troy has spent the vast majority of his career working across all areas of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and support services. For almost 30 years, he has been a passionate advocate for all types of employment and apprentice programs and initiatives which have delivered positive outcomes and helped inform policy. Outside his career, Troy enjoys travelling, cultural food experiences and the occasional round of golf.

Joe

JOE BARBIS
Chief Information Officer

Joe joined 黑料不打烊 in 2008 and has 25 years of experience in the project management and technology space. Joe's passion is for keeping across the process of technology evolution, and how these changes can be exploited to make life easier for both staff and external stakeholders. Outside work, you鈥檒l find Joe at the MCG supporting his beloved AFL club Richmond, or getting involved in kids' sport.

Daniel

DANIEL REIHANA
General Manager, Strategic Initiatives

Daniel is in phase two of his career at 黑料不打烊, with a 20-year history in the apprenticeship, education and employment services sectors. His focus is on developing new business models, products and services while improving the assistance our business provides to all its鈥 customers and stakeholders to make a positive difference in peoples鈥 lives. Outside work, Daniel enjoys spending time at the beach with his family, playing and coaching sports, and travelling to experience other cultures.

Paul

PAUL BENNETT
General Manager, Employment Services

Paul joined 黑料不打烊 in 2019 in the strategy and design field of our ANP division, and in 2021 was appointed to his current role. With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Paul is more passionate about than ever about creating improved peoples鈥 social and economic engagement and participation in the broader community. Paul鈥檚 passions outside work include surfing and belting out beats as an enthusiastic drummer.

Spiros

SPIROS MATSOUKAS
Chief Financial Officer

Spiros joined 黑料不打烊 in 2018 before being appointed financial controller and then promoted to his current role. After starting his career more than 20 years ago as an assistant accountant, Spiros loves the diversity of his role and driving financial strategies to help the business achieve its鈥 objectives. At home, Spiros enjoys entertaining family and friends with great food and wine, spending time in the great outdoors and cheering on his kids in junior sports.


Our Board of Directors