Leadership Team

Over the last 25 years, Janet has held a variety of senior management / leadership positions within a range of industries including vocational education and training (VET), employment services, emergency services, mining, insurance, health and aged care.



  • Experienced and qualified vocational education and training (VET) professional with extensive experience in establishing and managing a Registered Training Organisation
  • Articulate and confident leader who is able to motivate and communicate to achieve exceptional business performance
  • Experienced and innovative manager of change with sound strategic planning skills
  • Strong background in developing, implementing and continuously improving quality assurance systems
  • Experienced tender writer, eg. as a member of a national tender team, successfully secured an Australian Government Contract, for 2 years, to the value of approximately $70 million per annum
  • 14 years private enterprise, 8 years not-for-profit sector and 9 years state government
  • Post-graduate qualification in Applied Management
  • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)
  • Accredited Executive Leadership Coach
  • State Finalist of the Telstra Business Women of the Year 2004


  • Accredited Integral Executive Leadership Coach (Integral Development)
  • AICD’s Company Directors Course Diploma (Australian Institute of Company Directors)
  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Management (Australian Institute of Police Management)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Training and Development (Edith Cowan University)
  • Diploma in Training and Assessment Systems (BSZ50198)
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110)


2015 – present

CEO / Managing Director – Future Institute of Australia (RTO 41339)

2008 – 2014

State Manager – MEGT (Australia) Ltd

Offices in East Perth, Joondalup, Rockingham, Bunbury and Albany

1999 –2008

Fire and Emergency Services Authority (FESA) of WA

2002 – 2008

Director Training and Development – FESA

  • Led and managed the Training and Development Directorate
  • Responsible for the strategic direction of human resource development for FESA including the management of training for over 36,000 staff, firefighters and volunteers throughout WA
  • Responsible for the management of the FESA Training Academy

1999 – 2002

Manager Training SES – FESA

1996 to 1999

National Manager – TRACMIN

Responsible for the management of a Registered Training Organisation in the mining industry.  Offices in Perth (head office), Kalgoorlie, Darwin and Wollongong.

1996 (Contract)

Training Manager – QBE Insurance / Western Underwriters

1994 – 1996

Training Manager – Silver Chain


2009 – present : Edith Cowan University

2010 – 2016 : Foodbank of WA

Over the last 17 years, Michael has held a variety of management and leadership positions within a range of industries including bulky goods retail, publishing and service sectors.


  • Diverse leadership background with strong experience on the front line.
  • Entrepreneurial and innovative leader with exceptional strategic management skills.
  • Strong background in developing national remote teams.
  • Comprehensive sales background with experience in both B2C and B2B solution based selling.
  • Confident speaker and presenter.


  • Graduate Certificate in Business (Curtin Graduate School of Business)
  • MBA (Curtin Graduate School of Business)


2015 – present

Director – Future Institute of Australia (RTO 41339)

2014 – present 

Director – The Sitting Rooms

2013 – 2015

General Manager Sales – Student Edge

2010 – 2013

Corporate Manager – WA Business News

2007 – 2010

Regional Manager – Super Amart Furniture

Responsible for the expansion in to WA. Employed over 100 people, set up a 10,000 sqm distribution centre, set up three 5,000+ sqm retail outlets in 18 months.

2000 – 2007

Store Manager – Super Amart

managed various stores over 7 years with over 35 staff and in excess of $400k turnover per week.


YMCA – Big Brother Program

Class Room of Hope – Ongoing supporter and contributor

Edmund Rice Camps WA – Mentor and facilitator

Mark Iriks is the founding managing director of the Easifleet Group, a national organisation who’s focus is in the expanding salary packaging, fleet management and vehicle leasing space. Mark has held this position since 1991.

Mark believes that most businesses commence with the hard work, dedication and commitment of its founding individuals however, corporate success and business longevity can only happen by building, incentivising and empowering a competent management team and then training, rewarding and looking after the whole workforce.

Mark has previously run for both state and federal politics, has served as a local government councillor and has enjoyed success in public speaking.

He is a co-founder and director of Future Institute of Australia with his interest firmly focused on business and developing individuals to become leaders.

Mark’s current focus is on taking the easifleet group to IPO, developing a property portfolio, keeping fit and mentoring in focus and leadership.


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