Capability Framework Management Group

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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:

Photo portrait of Mr Roger GreeneMr Roger Greene OAM JP, 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.

Photo portrait of 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.

Phot portrait of 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.

Phot portrait of Mr Brett WarnerMr Brett Warner ,CPD representative

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.

Phot portrait of 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.

Photo portrait of Dr Bob GrandinDr 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.

Photo portrait of Mr Ian ThompsonMr Ian Thompson OAM , 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.

Photo portrait of Mr Brian MilnerMr Brian Milner, Manager, Region 3

Brian joined the Army in February 1968 and discharged in 2000. He served twenty seven years as a regular soldier and officer, the balance of time in uniform was served as reservist. He served in South Vietnam with the First Armoured Regiment Light Aid Detachment during 1970 and 1971.
On discharging from the regular Army he took up a position with the RSL Victoria as a Compensation Advocate to the Veterans Review Board and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (January 1994 till June 1997). He was then appointed to the position of Manager of Welfare and Pensions for Melbourne Legacy, retiring from paid employment in October 2000. He commenced with the Training and Information Program (TIP) in February 1994 until the advent of ATDP.
Brian with TIP and ATDP has been involved in subject matter development, as a presenter and assessor, as a mentor and as a regional mentor. He has ongoing commitments with a number of ESOs.

Photo portrait of Mr Graham JacobMr Graham Jacob

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.

Photo portrait of Mr Dennis MitchellMr 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.

Phot portrait of Mr.Michael AnnettMr.Michael Annett CSC, DVA Representative

Michael grew up in Western Victoria and after school attended the Royal Military College Duntroon.

Graduating in 1983 he served in the Regular Army until 2006, including in units such as 1st Armoured Regiment, 2nd Cavalry Regiment and 4/19th Prince of Wales’s Light Horse Regiment. He also saw operational service during this time as a UN Observer monitoring the ceasefire between Iran and Iraq in 1988/89.

Michael left the Regular Army in 2006 to take up the role of CEO of RSL Victoria, and remained in this position until October 2019 when he took up an appointment with DVA as Director Veteran Community Development. Michael continued to serve in the Reserve from 2007 to the present and in 2015/16 returned to full time service to deploy to Afghanistan as the Australian Task Group commander. He was the Director General of Reserves Army after his return from Afghanistan.

Michael attended Army Staff College in 1995 and the Australian Defence College in 2012 and his qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in History from UNSW and a Masters in International Relations from Deakin University. He has also completed the Company Directors Course.

Michael was awarded a Conspicuous Service Cross in 2007 and a Commendation for Distinguished Service in 2017. Michael is married to Helen, lives in Melbourne and their children Victoria and William are both studying hard at university.

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