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Capability Framework Management Group

The Capability Framework Management Group (CFMG) reports to the Strategic Governance Board (SGB). The members of the CFMG are appointed by the SGB. The National Training Manager and CFMG Chair are also members of the SGB.

The members of the CFMG are:

Roger GreeneMr Roger Greene, Chair

Roger graduated from Royal Military College Duntroon in 1965 into the Royal Australian Corps of Signals. He served in the Regular Army and Reserve until December 1993, including service in Vietnam and New Guinea. Roger is trained in both compensation and welfare advocacy and has appeared before both the Veterans' Review Board and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. He has been a member of Melbourne Legacy for over 30 years and is a qualified Trainer and Assessor.

Mr Greg HovingMr Greg Hoving, National Training Manager

Greg served 12 years in the Royal Australian Navy and first became involved in training at the HMAS Nirimba in 1972. Greg has been teaching with NSW TAFE for over 20 years and holds a Diploma of Teaching, Bachelor of Education and a Master of Education Administration. Greg was the TIP National Training Manager, and he continues to play a vital role in the development of the ATDP course structure and learning outcomes.

Ms Anita BrookerMs Anita Brooker

Anita served for 29 years in the Army, both Regular and Reserve, with 20 years in the Australian Army Psychology Corps and nine years in the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps. She has a Bachelor of Training and Development. She is a founding director of The Oasis Townsville veteran’s centre, is on the implementation team for the Townsville Suicide Prevention Trial (Operation Compass), and is a volunteer with Veterans Off The Street Australia.

Mr Brett Warner Mr Brett Warner

Brett has been in the Army since 1986, both Regular and Reserve, primarily in the Special Air Service Regiment managing its commitment to domestic counter terrorism, training and overseas operational deployments. He has served operationally throughout the Middle East Area of Operations and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Since 2011 he has been the Special Projects Manager at the Special Air Service History and Research Centre, SASR Headquarters. Brett holds a Master of Business Administration and a Diploma in Training Design and Development. He is the Senior Trainer and Assessor with Tubal Pty Ltd and the Director of Holistic Business Training Management and Little People Big Voice Management. His interests include AFL, surfing, surf lifesaving and kickboxing.

Mrs Leanne GalayiniMrs Leanne Galayini

Leanne is the daughter of a Vietnam Veteran. She has worked in the ESO community for over 12 years, predominantly with Legacy. She was a Community Services Worker with Sydney Legacy for 6 years and recently returned as Team Leader for the Support Services Department before moving into the role of Manager, People and Culture for Legacy NSW Associated Clubs. Leanne has been the Sons and Daughters representative on the National Advisory Committee for VVCS for the past 4 years and is the founder and President of Adult Kids of Veterans Australia. Leanne was previously a TIP Coordinator and TIP Welfare Trainer. And has Diplomas in Management and Leadership, Community Services and Cert 4 in TAE including LLN.

Dr Bob Grandin, Manager Region 1Dr Bob Grandin, Manager, Region 1

Bob went to the RAAF College in 1957 and graduated as a staff officer/pilot. He flew throughout Asia and the Pacific in anti-submarine and transport flying roles over 16 years. He served in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot and was co-pilot in the lead helicopter during the ammunition resupply to Delta Company in the Battle of Long Tan. Bob then pursued a career in teaching, has a Doctorate in Education, and has lectured at the University of the Sunshine Coast and Rowan University in the USA.

Mr Ian Thompson, Acting Manager, Region 2Mr Ian Thompson, Acting Manager, Region 2

Ian graduated as a Royal Australian Air Force pilot in February 1968. He served in the RAAF as a pilot, flying Iroquois helicopters/gunships in Vietnam (1969/1970), fighter pilot/instructor on Sabre, Mirage, Macchi, and Forward Air Controller, with tours in Butterworth, Malaysia, Williamtown and the US (1985/1988) during the introduction of the F/A-18 Hornet into RAAF service. In 1989 he left the RAAF and started 23 years with Qantas, flying the Boeing 747 throughout the world-wide network, logging 19 000 flying hours during his flying career. Following retirement in 2011, he has performed as a volunteer advocate/ facilitator/ assessor with TIP and ATDP.

Mr John Methven, Acting Manager Region 3Mr John Methven, Manager, Region 3

John joined the Army in 1962 and later attended officer training at Portsea. He served in Vietnam in 1967 and 1968 with 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment as the Regimental Signals Officer. John has been with Legacy and the RSL for over 30 years and is a National Life Member of the Vietnam Veterans' Association of Australia, having served as National President for three terms. John is an ATDP Military Compensation Advocate Level 2 and was an instructor with the TIP team for over 26 years.

Mr Graham Jacob, CPD representativeMr Graham Jacob, CPD representative

After completing national service in 1968–1969, Graham studied Economics at the Australian National University and Education (Post Graduation) at the University of New England. He commissioned as a DEO (Army Reserve) in 1987 and qualified in Training Development. In 1994, Graham graduated as a Psychologist and went into private practice. In 2006, he transferred to the Army Psychology Corp. In 2010, he retired after 22 years' service in Army Reserve. Graham is a Level 2 Advocate (Wellbeing) at the Dayboro Sub Branch and brings with him an extensive training background. He sees his involvement in CPD as a means of enhancing the quality of human interactions in the advocacy space. He is also interested in promoting better access to advocacy for veterans living in remote locations especially those who identify as Indigenous.

Mr Dennis Mitchell, VITA representativeMr Dennis Mitchell, VITA representative

Dennis served with the Royal Australian Infantry Corp, mostly with the Special Air Service Regiment, including in Vietnam in 1968-69. His post-service career has involved commercial property development, financing, construction and management. He is a graduate of the Macquarie Graduate School of Management with specialist training and extensive experience in risk management, asset valuation and hybrid financial instruments. He has served as president, vice-president and treasurer of his ex-service organisation. He was elected to the Board of the Veterans' Indemnity and Training Association (VITA) in 2005, serving for the following seven years as Treasurer. In 2015 he was elected President of VITA.

Ms Amber Vardos, DVA RepresentativeMs Amber Vardos, DVA Representative

Amber is the Assistant Secretary, Income Support and Grants at the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

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