Leadership team

David Windridge
Director/Chief Executive Officer

David Windridge oversees the management of MEGT (Australia) Ltd and is on the Board of Directors. He is also a member of the AICD. He has an extensive background in the provision of education services and organisational management and a commitment to the delivery of world’s best practice services.

As CEO and Director, David oversees the operational and strategic management of this multi-faceted company, comprising 650 staff and 59 offices. His vision is to develop MEGT into Australia’s leading provider of employment and training services.

Bridie Gildea
General Manager, Apprenticeship Network Provider

Bridie Gildea is the General Manager of MEGT’s Apprenticeship Network Provider. Bridie commenced this role on 16 December 2013, overseeing the largest Australia-wide provider of Australian Apprenticeships Support Network services.

Her dedicated and professional team aims to provide the highest quality service to employers, Australian Apprentices and other stakeholders.  MEGT Apprenticeship Network Provider is contracted to the Australian Government through the Department of Education and Training.

Colin McCabe
General Manager Recruitment and Management Services

Colin manages the customer recruitment, employment, mentoring, payroll and apprenticeships management arm of MEGT.

The MEGT Recruitment & Management Services Department employs over 900 apprentices and trainees across 33 different industries and places them with host employers around Australia.

MEGT Recruitment and Management Services also provides specialist recruitment service for general and executive staff.

Lesley Martin
Director, MEGT Board


Lesley Martin is currently the Managing Director of Kenyon Risk Consulting Pty Ltd with over thirty years experience in the insurance industry as an underwriter, broker and business owner.

Over the years she has had experience looking after the Risk Management and insurance programs for a number of ASX listed companies and has headed a team of brokers placing business for a variety of associations including the Recruitment Consultants Society of Australia and ITCRA (IT Contractors Recruitment Association).

Her professional qualifications include a Diploma of Risk Management through the ANZIIF, of which she is a Senior Associate. She is also a Qualified Practising Insurance Broker through NIBA and served on their Board for a number of years. She is also a Member of the AICD.

Lesley is a member of the Rotary Club of Brunswick, a former President and is a Paul Harris Fellow

Alan Sargeant
Director, MEGT Board

MEGT Director since 1993 and Chairman from 1998 to 2007.

Alan Sargeant has managed medium sized business units as well as responsibility for a portfolio of companies comprising manufacturers and distributors of industrial, commercial, automotive and mining products operating in local and overseas markets.

He has experience in manufacturing, sourcing and selling high quality purpose-designed technical products to Australian and international markets.

Alan holds qualifications in Mechanical Engineering from Swinburne University and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Melbourne University. He is also a member of the AICD.

He is also experienced in corporate acquisition, divestment and partnerships; a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has extensive experience in training services to the youth and unemployed of Australia.

Barry O’Gorman
Chairman, MEGT Board

Appointed Director in 2007 and Chairman in 2009, Barry O’Gorman has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He was a former General Manager for Unichem Ltd UK, General Manager of FH Faulding Ltd and an Executive Director of Baxter Healthcare.

He is a member of the AICD, holds a Master of Business (MBA) from Monash University, Master of Business Law (MBL) and is a Non Executive Director of EGO Pharmaceuticals.

John Nathan
Director, MEGT Board

John Nathan has been a member of the MEGT board since 1996 and was appointed Chair in October 2007 for the 2007/08 year.

John enjoyed a successful career in the Victorian public sector, with positions as President of the Victorian Industrial Training Commission and other senior positions in the Office of the State Training Board. During the past decade John has consulted within Australia and undertaken several long term international postings working in the Vocational Education and Training field.

His most recent posting was to South Africa where he advised the Department of Labour regarding the introduction on a form of Group Training.

John has a Diploma of Public Administration.

Beverley Butler
Director, MEGT Board

Beverley brings to the Board management experience in both the local government and retail environments, including small business ownership and operation.

Experience has been gained at a senior level, specialising in human resources and employee relations.

Bev holds a Graduate Diploma in Educational Administration and a Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management.

Bob Robertson
Director, MEGT Board

Professor Emeritus

Bob was appointed to the Board of MEGT in 2005. He holds a PhD from UTS in Sydney where he served as Vice-President for four years and earlier as Dean of the Faculty of Business.

He has held senior management positions with the Commonwealth and NSW Governments and is currently a Director on the Boards of several companies, including Imaginvest P/L, Education Australia (International Enterprises) P/L and RRM Consultants P/L.

He is an advisor to the Finance and Securities Institute of Australia, the Advertising Federation of Australia and GHD Engineering. He is also member of the AICD.

Robert Ball
Director, MEGT Board

Appointed Director 2017, Robert Ball has extensive consulting experience as well as experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He has worked in senior teaching positions in hospitals and universities and served in the Air Force as a Flight Lieutenant Pharmacist.

Robert has also served on the Board for the Rotary Club of Hawthorn and is a life member of both the Royal Society of Health (London) and the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia.

Robert holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy and a Master of Business Administration.

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