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The team at LTT are leaders in providing high-quality services for students and employers. We share a collective passion for excellence in training and customer service.


Simon Gazia

Simon Gazia

Managing Director/CEO

Founding partner and sole owner of LTT Group Pty Ltd, (formerly LabTech Training).

Simon set up, registered and grew this Perth based RTO with two partners in 2005 to over 75 staff across four offices nationally, winning the Australian Training Awards Small Training Provider of the Year Award in 2012.

Simon commenced work in WA’s gold mining industry where he started as an entry-level field assistant. Simon then worked as a Fire Assayer before progressing to senior supervisory roles within both mining and environmental laboratories before moving into Vocational education and training.

Building LTT over the last twelve years, Simon has been at the forefront of delivering real employment outcomes to clients through both Classroom and Workplace Based Training programs across a range of STEM industries.

Simon’s role as a CEO and Director in setting up and growing LTT has allowed him to put in to practice much of his study and experience, to ensure clients receive the highest level of service.

Angus Firth

Angus Firth

National Sales/Marketing Manager

Angus is a Sales and Marketing professional with a strong background in the VET and higher education sector.

Angus has over 10 years’ experience in marketing strategy, staff development, internal communications, and the implementation of business improvement programs. His key roles have varied from training delivery through to project management for both large multinationals and growing companies in Australia and the UK.

Suzanne Woods

Suzanne Woods

Human Resources Manager

Suzanne is a human resource professional with over fifteen years of generalist HR experience in a variety of industries predominately in financial, professional services, construction, oil and gas and mining.

Suzanne has a passion for working collaboratively with people to coach and mentor them through people issues and concerns. She enjoys partnering with individuals on their journey to reach their potential and professional development goals.

Suzanne supports and models flexible work arrangements and believes that it is important to embrace a workplace of diversity and inclusion. Suzanne joined LTT in January 2017 and enjoys the challenge LTT offers every day.

Karyn Grant

Karyn Grant

State Manager - WA

Karyn has over 10 years’ experience in the VET sector within privately owned Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), TAFE, Enterprise RTO and an Australian Apprenticeship Centre.

Based on her work within the private and public sector, Karyn has an in-depth knowledge of the legislation, standards and guidelines that are critical for success in this industry.

With extensive experience in building strategic relationships/partnerships through her highly developed communication skills, Karyn has a talent for contextualising effective solutions for her clients. Karyn has the capacity to lead, develop and drive her team successfully based on the foundation of integrity, determination, adaptability and ‘big picture’ focus.

Peter Walker

Peter Walker

State Manager - QLD

Peter has been in the VET industry for over 18 years holding a number of managerial posts.

A motor trade technician by trade, he gained a Bachelor of Teaching (Further Education and Training) at the University of Southern Queensland. Peter joined the MTAQ and became the first Training Manager for MTAQ and established their automotive RTO.

He spent 2 years in the Queensland Department of Education and Training as an Industry Portfolio Manager where he was responsible for engaging various industry sectors to implement the Queensland Skills Plan.

Peter’s next role was as the General Manager at Electrogroup Training, an electrical apprenticeship RTO and then spent some time managing industry projects at the Construction Training Centre.

Peter's experience and contacts within the QLD VET sector in both private, enterprise RTOs and on the government side provide him with a wealth of experience and skills well suited to him leading and managing the continued growth of QLD and NSW's operations.

Greg Baxendale

Greg Baxendale

State Manager - NSW

Greg is a leadership and management professional focused on implementing intelligent and realistic solutions for businesses to achieve a favourable return on investment. He is passionate about delivering outstanding customer service as well as developing individuals into competent and productive professionals.

With over 15 years of managing Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector he presents a solid track record of achieving positive bottom line results in a variety of commercial training contexts. Whilst his capabilities cover all areas of the commercial training business, his strengths lay in the design and development of strategies and plans to accurately identify actual business needs and to formulate an agreed solution. His innovative approach extends traditional models of regulatory obligations into forward thinking compliance strategies that employ stakeholder centred design, delivery and evaluation of programs.

On offer is a pro-active, entrepreneurial and energetic professional armed with a strong belief in making things happen whilst keeping an objective and positive mind.

Rae Wilson

Rae Wilson

State Manager - VIC & SA

Rae is an innovative and resourceful manager with over 20 years’ experience in the VET sector. Some of the RTO’s Rae has managed include CPA Australia, Pharmacy Guild of Australia, KPMG and the Real Estate Institute of Victoria. She focusses the student experience ensuring that systems and processes are tailored to help not hinder the student’s learning.

Digital learning solutions are changing the way students learn. Rae is keen to keep abreast of technology changes and instructional design techniques to ensure students have a holistic and rewarding experience that meets their needs.

Her ability to leverage longstanding networks across all levels of business, is a testament to her loyalty and integrity in everything she does.

Tony Sommerville

Tony Sommerville

National Training Development Manager

Tony is a driven and hardworking professional with over 16 years’ experience in the VET sector. Over this period Tony has developed expertise in training methodology, program development and RTO compliance.

Tony has previously established and managed his own RTO specialising in the community services, alcohol and other drugs, safety and emergency management sectors. He also has five years’ experience as a Lecturer at Charles Darwin University’s School of Business.

Tony’s VET sector experience is strengthened by 20 years practical experience in Business and Financial Management, Safety and Emergency Management roles for a number of organisations.

Working with subject matter experts, Tony consults with industry to manage and coordinate the development of LTT’s training resources.

Tony holds a Master of Commerce plus a number of Diplomas’ including Business, Financial Services, Health and Safety, Sustainability, Vocational Education and Training, Training Design and Development and Quality Auditing.

Sarah Shaylor

Sarah Shaylor

Finance Manager

Sarah joined LTT’s finance team in May 2015, bringing with her 15 years’ of experience in a variety of accounts functions. Sarah completed her Commerce Degree part time whilst working for large national and international companies such as SGS Australia, Anglo American PLC, Halliburton Australia and MSS Security (formally Chubb Security Personnel). Her most recent role as Commercial Manager for a successful Perth based RTO led to her appointment at LTT.

Sarah is a firm believer that doing business well leads to sustainable increased profitability’ and provides a sound building block to long term business growth. As a result, Sarah seeks to drive implementation of best practice and consistency in processes across the business, paying particular attention to identifying root causes and key drivers of financial results. She enjoys guiding her operational team mates in understanding the link between activities on the ground and the resulting financial impacts and showing them how they can personally drive financial improvements one change at a time.