Our Board Members

Peter Rock

Peter brings specialist skills in the area of finance and education. Peter holds several qualifications in the education arena including a Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Education.

Peter is known for his strong leadership skills and is heavily committed to the local community.

William Bongers
Vice Chair

William has an in-depth understanding of the importance of vocational training, having commenced a Certificate III in General Construction whilst completing his secondary school studies (Student Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship).  William is a qualified carpenter and recently moved into a Project Management role.

William has a passion for trade work and has represented Westvic Staffing Solutions at a federal level thru Today’s Skills: Tomorrow’s Leaders program.

Dean Luciani
Company Secretary

Dean commenced his career as an apprentice before combining work and ongoing study to move into quality systems and management.  Dean holds various management qualifications and has served on a number of Boards in the Education and Health sectors over the last ten years.

With a specific interest in quality systems, corporate governance and risk management, Dean is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and Chair of the Apprenticeship Employment Network (AEN) Industry Association.

With over 20 years’ experience within the Vocational Education and Training Sector, in both Metropolitan and Regional areas, Dean is a strong believer in quality governance, underpinned by quality systems.

Shannon Curran
Board Member

Appointed in February 2016, Shannon commenced working life as a qualified Fitter and Turner and is currently a senior manager with the Port of Portland.

Given Shannon’s work history; he is a passionate supporter of apprenticeships and traineeships and is actively involved in his local community.

Alan Desselss
Board Member

Alan joined Westvic Staffing Solutions board in March 2018.  He is a graduate from the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Business Mentor with the Victorian Small Business Mentor Service.

He is an accomplished CEO with extensive leadership experience in Australia, Japan and South Africa, mainly in the hospitality industry and the motor industry.  He is recognised for his exceptional skills in leadership, strategy development and implementation, culture change and crisis management.

Kevin Leddin
Board Member

Kevin has extensive experience in the provision of corporate services at an executive level within local government. Along with a Bachelor of Business, Kevin has a strong background in financial management, auditing and governance.

Kevin is a strong advocate for working collaboratively with business and community organisations to achieve positive outcomes.

Helen Morrison
Board Member

Helen runs a small Real Estate and Livestock Agency and is very active in the community.  She brings significant experience to the board and draws on her extensive directorship knowledge.  Helen is also a director of Monivae College Board and has qualifications in Bachelor of Arts, Diploma of Education and a Certificate in Real Estate.

Gerard Ryan
Board Member

Gerard commenced his own electrical contracting business in 1986 and has been a long term supporter of training electrical apprentices through the Group Training model. His keen interest in the skill development of our regions youth is equaled by his passion for community engagement and regional development.