Paul Tinker

Paul Tinker

Facilitator (Trainer / Assessor)

Over the past 20 years Paul has held senior management and leadership positions within the defence, mining, construction, processing and road transport industries.

Paul has a strong influence in organisational change management and exceptional communication skills in engaging with all stakeholders.


  • Exceptional skills in empowering leadership teams to work more effectively in achieving ‘Safe Production’
  • Unique skill set having worked with various organisations locally, nationally and internationally
  • An industry experienced facilitator having worked within and across all levels of business
  • Extensive knowledge of the WHS, MSIA acts and the roles and responsibilities
  • Crisis Management and Strategic Planning Professional
  • An extensive history of embedding within organisations to understand and develop organisational change at all levels
  • Specialist in establishing new site based operations and client liaison


  • OHS Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety
  • BSB40807 Certificate IV in Frontline Management
  • TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • High Risk Assessor Worksafe WA
  • Crisis Management and Co ordination
  • Promotion Courses (Department of Defence)


2012 – 2013 –Operations Manager (Safety and Emergency Response Training Alliance)

  • Manage $20m + contract
  • 33 employees and managers for Tier 1 Mining and Construction operations across Australia.
  • Increased revenue 55% through strategic operational changes
  • Provide mentoring for managers

2010 – 2012 –Operations Specialist (John Holland)

Providing operational oversight to 100+ projects across Australia

  • Lead indigenous engagement program ($40m budget)
  • Establish project leadership teams.
  • Identify Senior Leadership Talent
  • Manage Western Australian Health and Safety Representatives
  • Provide operational leadership and coaching ~100 supervisors and superintendents to Mining, Construction and Maintenance divisions

2004 – 2010 – Operations Manager (Australian Safety Management Pty Ltd)

Providing effective leadership to national / international operations whilst leading a team of 15 management professionals

  • Client liaison and contract establishment
  • Coach and mentor Tier 1, 2,3 management professionals in Safe Production
  • Mentor – Senior Leadership Teams in Crisis Management and business continuity
  • Provide operational leadership and coaching ~100 employees to Mining, Construction and Maintenance divisions

2003 – 2004 – Safety and Training Manager (Gulf Transport Co.)

Providing effective leadership to national / international operations whilst leading a team of 15 management professionals

  • Mentor 18 remote site based managers in achieving Certificate IV in Front Line Management
  • Oversight of 150 employees national and international operations
  • Relief site management
  • Coordinator of tendering, compliance and improvement committees

1996 – Present – Department of Defence

  • 23 years full and part time with Australian Army
  • Coach and lead soldiers through promotion and development opportunities