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Capability Framework Management Group (CFMG)

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

The members of the CFMG are:

Mr Roger Greene, Acting ChairRoger Greene

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. Roger has been a member of Melbourne Legacy for over 30 years.

Mr 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.

Mr Brian Warren

Brian completed 20 years' service in the Royal Australian Navy before studying business and law, and working with a number of federal and state agencies. A Level 4 Advocate with over 15 years' experience, Brian has also developed and presented compensation courses for the TIP in Tasmania. He is endorsed for advocacy services by the Naval Association of Australia, the RSL and Vietnam Veterans and Veterans Federation in the ACT.

Mr Ben WebbMr Ben Webb

Ben enlisted in the Australian Army in 2001 and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2009/2010. He sustained many injuries through his service and was medically discharged in 2013. After undergoing his own rehabilitation, Ben is passionate about providing improved support services for veterans and their families. In 2014 he began voluntary work with Soldier On as their health and fitness coordinator in South Australia and was selected to attend the inaugural Invictus Games, also in 2014. Ben is now the Centre Manager at the Veterans Centre—Sydney Northern Beaches, and has a representative position with the Sydney North Primary Health Network.

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 Allan Thomas, Manager Region 2Alan Thomas

Allan is the ATDP Manager for Region 2—New South Wales, Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory. Allan served 14 years in the Royal Australian Air Force and began helping veterans in 2004 through the RSL Sub Branch in Alstonville. Allan is interested in veterans' legislation and has been trained in a range of courses.

Mr John Methven, Acting Manager Region 3Mr John Methven, Acting 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 Advocate Level 4 and was an instructor with the TIP team for over 26 years.

Mr Dennis Mitchell, VITA representativeMr Dennis Mitchell

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 Representative

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

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