AEN(SA) Board

Tracey Kelly

Tracey Kelly, President

Tracey Kelly is the Chief Executive Officer of MTE SA (Murraylands Training & Employment SA)  a regional Group Training Organisation (GTO) based in Murray Bridge where she works closely with the local community and is keen to provide meaningful work to Australia’s young people.

Tracey became a member of the Board in 2019.

Although Tracey started her work life by completing a Certificate III Hairdressing at Mt Gambier TAFE, she eventually changed career path moving into childcare, then into the NGO space where she was involved in both paid and volunteer roles. Utilising her TAA Trainer & Assessor certificate, Tracey also worked at a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). She has been a passionate advocate for building knowledge and community capacity to initiate cultural change that leads to social equity.

Having completed a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) majoring in HR and Governance with Australian Institute of Business and a Bachelor Health Sciences (Hons) majoring in Management at Flinders University, Tracey brings over 23 years senior management experience in the NGO, health and training sectors where she has been pivotal in developing compliance, risk and governance practices as well as strategic planning, transformation and cultural change.

Tracey has been instrumental in developing new organisational management structures that support and improve the internal workings of organisations ensuring efficiency and effective management practices to support the communities they are supporting. Her extensive experience working with corporate industries, Government departments and Ministers at both State and Federal levels has been instrumental in securing Federal and State funded programs.

Jason Polgreen

Jason Polgreen, Vice President

Jason Polgreen is a not-for-profit executive and non-executive director with extensive strategic and operational experience in the areas of Vocational Education and Training (VET), Industry Advocacy and Automotive After-Sale Service. Results-driven, he has led strategy and change management programs with diverse teams through periods of complex change and uncertainty.

Jason became a member of the Board in 2020

As General Manager Apprentice Employment Solutions at the Motor Trade Association (SA/NT), Jason is responsible for managing the MTA’s Group Training Organisation (GTO), supporting members in growing the pipeline of professional automotive technicians, executives and business owners within the industry.

Jason is a graduate of The Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds an MBA from the University of South Australia.

A former MTA group training apprentice himself, Jason also holds a Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Repairs (Light Vehicle). As a result of his personal experience, he is passionate about ensuring group training continues to provide opportunities for young people in one of the many career options AEN-SA’s network of GTO’s provide.

Greg Megaw

Greg Megaw, Director

Greg Megaw is the General Manager of Group Training Employment (GTE) based in Mount Gambier which covers employment opportunities across the Limestone Coast Region of South Australia.

Greg became a member of the Board in 2022

Prior to joining Group Training Employment, Greg had a successful career as a Master Plumber in the Construction Industry.

Greg has been involved in the group training sector for 22 years, initially commencing as a Field Officer with GTE in 2000 before being promoted to Field Operations Manager in 2009. Later years, saw him appointed to his current role of General Manager.

Greg brings extensive knowledge and experience to the Group Training sector and is a passionate advocate of the Group Training model which provides fantastic opportunities for people in local communities.

Greg Bassani OAM, Director

Greg Bassani is the Chief Executive Officer of Adelaide Training and Employment Centre (ATEC); a large not-for-profit training provider which incorporates a GTO.

With two large metropolitan locations, at Ottoway in the North and Lonsdale in the South, and delivery throughout South Australia, ATEC provides trade training in electrical, mechanical engineering, metal fabrication, and construction. The GTO covers additional areas such as refrigeration and air-conditioning, data and communications, business, and plumbing.

Greg has worked in research and development within the defence sector and has been the CEO for the peak body of the state’s electronics manufacturing industry. He has also worked extensively in vocational education and training for many years in roles including teaching, senior and executive management, and in his current position as CEO of ATEC.  Greg is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and of Engineers Australia, and has professional qualifications in technology, education, and management, which are underpinned by several paraprofessional and trade qualifications in electrotechnology.

Greg became a member of the Board in 2023


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.

Tina became a member of the Board in 2016

Brian Rungie, Director

Brian Rungie is the Chief Executive Office of PEER Education, Employment and Training where he leads an organisation that is committed to building trade careers through quality apprenticeships, employment and training.

Brian became a member of the Board in 2024.

Brian is a proven outcome focused innovative leader who has operationally and strategically led large teams within the TAFE and private educational sectors for over 20 years. He has driven improvements in commercial activity, service experience, organisational performance and alignment to industry/business need. Strengths include the use of effective leadership, stakeholder management, strategic and project planning and analytical decision making/problem solving to support organisations, industry and the broader community collectively realise strategic and operational objectives.

Brian holds a Master of Educational Research and was awarded the Golden Keys for academic success, Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Business and Diploma of Hospitality Management.

AEN(SA) Committees

Work Health and Safety Consultative Committee

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