AEN(SA) Board

David Nagy, President

David is the General Manager of Maxima, based in metropolitan Adelaide.

David has been a member of the Board since 2015.

David has worked for 12 years within the Group Training Sector, initially commencing with Maxima in 2003 as Marketing Coordinator.  In 2008 David took up the role of Operations Manager for Maxima’s Group Training division and later was successful in being appointed as General Manager with responsibility for Maxima’s GTO, RTO, labour hire and Indigenous employment services.

Maxima works across a broad range of industries, with a strong historical connection to the local government sector.  The organisation has trainees and apprentices placed in all Australian states and territories, with its national expansion mainly attributable to success in the Indigenous employment field.

Prior to joining the Group Training sector David completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and worked in several marketing roles across a range of industry sectors.  David is strongly aligned to the values of Group Training with a keen interest in ensuring that employment and training opportunities are equitably available to a wide range of people including those from disadvantaged backgrounds.  Through his marketing education and background, and current role as chair of the AEN SA Marketing Committee, David brings a sound marketing knowledge to the Board of AEN SA.

Christine Stone, Director

Christine is Principal Manager, Education and Industry Services at Master Builders SA, based in the Adelaide CBD.
Christine commenced her role as member of the Board in November 2017.

Christine has worked in the VET sector for over 15 years with experience in re-establishing and overseeing the operations and compliance of a Group Training Organisation, managing a large not-for-profit Registered Training Organisation, and more recently overseeing the redesign of the education arm and industry services teams within the building and construction industry association.

Master Builders SA’s primary focus is to represent South Australia’s building and construction industry. An important part of that representation is the commitment to supporting apprentices through to completion.

Master Builders SA has long held the belief that the Group Training model is not only ideally placed, but has long demonstrated a greatly increased ability to meet that commitment.

Prior to her current role, Christine has held diverse positions at Senior Management and Director level in a variety of industry sectors including self-employment, education, performing arts, health and emergency services.

With a strong belief in life long learning, Christine has combined studies in management, leadership, organisational development and education, to develop expertise across general management, governance practices and organisational leadership.

She is a passionate supporter for the sector and for youth employment.

She feels privileged to be involved in the provision of apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities to diverse groups including those from disadvantaged backgrounds and, as importantly, to seeing them complete and continue their valued contribution to the future of this state.

Tim Buckley, Deputy President

Tim is the General Manager Training and Employment Centre of Motor Trade Association of South Australia, based in the Adelaide metropolitan region..

Tim has been a member of the Board since 2015.

Commencing work life as an apprentice mechanic gives Tim a real understanding of the purpose of VET and the benefits group training provides in helping people learn and develop in their chosen careers. Tim has held roles that involved upskilling training for automotive technicians in SA & NT before moving onto the State Manager for Repco Auto Tech. In 1997 Tim commenced with the Motor Trade Association and has held positions as Divisional Manager, Sales and Marketing Manager, General Manager Services and Recruitment and currently General Manager Training and Employment (RTO & GTO).

Tim’s recent qualifications include Governance and Finance for Registered Organisations, AICD; Certificate IV in Governance, Franklyn Scholar; Master of Business Administration, University of Adelaide.

Tim is privileged by the decisions of the MTA Board to establish MTA GTS in 1982 to benefit automotive host employers and apprentices/trainees throughout South Australia and he works with the current MTA Board to ensure its ongoing success.

Having worked in a membership based organisation he has a very good understanding that everyone needs equal representation and that we work for the benefit of all members big and small, industry or community based. He believes the Board has a responsibility of good governance; a requirement to be transparent and importantly involve members through good communication. Outwardly, the Board needs to be united with a strong profile that naturally ‘wins friends and influences people’; the decision makers that impact our daily operations.

Andrew Anninos, Treasurer

Andrew is the Chief Executive Officer of Career Employment Group, based in the regional town of Whyalla.

Andrew joined the Board in 2016.

Brenton Lewis, Director

Brenton is the General Manager of Group Training Employment, based in the regional town of Mount Gambier, and has held that position since 2000.

Brenton joined the Board in 2015.

Prior to working in the Apprenticeship and Training sector, Brenton worked in Local Government and State Government, and has a strong background in financial management, OH&S, human resource management and employment.

Brenton holds qualification’s in management and is a Justice of the Peace with a firm belief in social justice and equity employment, with a passion for assisting youth from disadvantaged backgrounds into Apprenticeships and Traineeships.

Tina Reis, Director

Tina has worked in the vocational education and training sector for 19 years with management experience across Registered Training Organisations, Australian Apprenticeship Support Networks  and more recently managing the MEGT – RMS  Group Training Organisation across 2 states of Australia.

Tina has qualifications in Training & Assessment, Workplace Health and Safety, Return to Work SA coordinator and various management programs.

A highly motivated professional with experience across many disciplines including Sales, Customer Service, Project management, Business Planning, Quality and Compliance, Coaching, Program Design, Facilitation, with experience working in the retail environment, RTO and service sectors and also providing support to large organisations  to achieve business improvement and change management within their Apprentice programs.

Currently Tina is the SA WA Manager of MEGT, Recruitment and Management Services (RMS) based in Adelaide.

Established in 1982 MEGT(Australia) Ltd  is an Australian not for profit organisation that has been supporting employers, apprentices trainees and students for over 30 years.

MEGT recognises that each workplace is different, we offer a tailored flexible approach that enables employers and apprentices to access a range of services across all states of Australia and UK.

MEGT is committed to supporting the entire process including recruitment, payroll & apprenticeship services, and providing quality employment and education solutions.

AEN(SA) Committees

Work Health and Safety Consultative Committee

Chaired by Sue Agars (GTE)

Representatives from:

  • GTOs
  • Employers Mutual Limited
  • ReturnToWork SA
  • SafeWork SA


  • To continuously improve Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare standards of members
  • To develop targeted interventions & strategies on identified WHS issues to contribute to safety performance of members
  • To continuously improve the WHS knowledge of AEN members and host employers
  • To provide strategic advice and direction to the AEN Board and interested parties on matters relating WHS


  • Monitor and analyse industry WHS performance and trends
  • Identifying, developing, implementing or recommend targeted interventions or programs
  • Developing procedures, guidelines and standards for its members
  • Assist with WHS issue resolution