Regional Implementation Groups

Last updated: 
19 December 2019

The Advocacy Training and Development Program (ATDP) regional management structure consists of 3 Regional Implementation Groups (RIGs). The RIGs report to the Capability Framework Management Group (CFMG).


The RIGs are responsible for the planning and delivery of training across their region based on the nationally consistent curriculum.

Areas covered by each region

The three regions established under the ATDP are:
  • Region 1 — Queensland and the Northern Territory
  • Region 2 — New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and Western Australia
  • Region 3 — Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.

Regional Managers and Program Support Officers

ATDP Regional Managers and Program Support Officers (PSOs)
Region Regional manager Program Support Officers
Name Email Name Email Phone
Region 1 Bob Grandin rm1 [at] Elizabeth Owen aso1 [at] (08) 8290 0283
Region 2 Ian Thompson rm2 [at] Karolyn Traise aso2 [at] (08) 8290 0279
Region 3 John Methven rm3 [at] Philip Boys aso3 [at] (08) 8290 0273

Enquiries can also be sent to ATDPenquiries [at]


Each RIG has around 10 people who are members of the local veteran community, and who have experience and skills in the provision of advocacy service and/or advocacy training. There are also representatives from DVA and Defence.