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.

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.

Peter Nolan, Director

Peter joined PEER in June 2016 as the CEO, having had over 20 years’ of involvement with GTO’s and RTO’s. With extensive experience in construction and mining, he has also led organisations in the hospitality and property sectors. Peter has a strong commitment to the health, safety and pastoral care of apprentices and trainees and creating an innovative, high performance culture.

PEER is a non-profit industry-based organisation, a Group Training Organisation (GTO) and an award winning Registered Training Organisation (RTO), delivering nationally accredited training to meet South Australia’s skill development needs. The PEER Academy ensures students are trained, coached, mentored and supported to be their best – as trade professionals and as individuals. PEER supports the whole-of-person development for our learners, which provides them with opportunities and pathways to become a skilled professional within their chosen industry. PEER – the 2018 South Australian Training Provider of the Year and the Australian Small Training Provider of the Year – has invested in a significant upgrade of its training facilities to ensure it continues to deliver the best trade training experience and outcomes for South Australians.

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.

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.

Kim Anderson, Director

Kym is the CEO of Statewide Group Training and became a member of the Board during 2019.

Starting his Employment Services career over 36 years ago, Kym has managed CES offices & Job Network Contracts along the way. Kym has really enjoyed the last 10 years managing Group Training Organisations, working with highly committed staff who always go the extra yard to start peoples careers, deal with every imaginable hurdle as well as meet the needs of business.

In November 2018 Kym was proud to accept the role of CEO with Statewide Group Training, one of the founding GTOs in South Australia servicing every trade and vocation across the whole state.

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