Managing Director & CEO
Vern Wills has had extensive involvement in the training & education sector and established one of Australia’s largest private training providers, Careers Australia Group, which recently sold to UK fund managers White Cloud for circa AUD $112 million.
Vern established Site to provide skills training and workforce planning solutions by initially developing a 300,00m2 Philippines facility at the Expo Filipino site at Clark Freeport, with friend and mining magnate the late Ken Talbot, after he identified a market gap in Australian training providers delivering international training for industry and major projects.
Subsequently, Site moved in to training in the Australian market with the objective of being able to deliver international , onsite and facility based training to project owners and contractors in the Mining, Construction, Oil & Gas, Camp Services and Logistics industries.
Prior to Site and Careers Australia Group, Vern has had an extensive career in investment and finance as well as building start up and early stage companies such as GoTalk Ltd and Dark Blue Sea. Additionally he serves as a Director of Eumundi Group Ltd and previously a director of the Greg Norman Golf Foundation, CITEC, and Deputy Chair of the Queensland Governments Major Sports Facilities.Read More
Chairman & Non-Executive Director
Mr Darryl Somerville was appointed Director of the company on 2 August 2011.
Mr Somerville formerly held the positions of Chairman of the Brisbane Broncos Ltd (24/02/05 – 22/02/11), the Chairman of Brisbane based developer Devine Ltd (28/09/05 – 31/10/08) and Director of CMI Ltd (28/02/12 – 29/06/12). He previously completed his role as Chairman of the Queensland Government’s Energy Competition Committee, which oversaw the introduction of Full Retail Contestability for energy in the state.
Mr Somerville spent 23 years with PwC in Brisbane, including more than 19 years as a partner. His clients ranged from privately owned companies through to multinationals in the manufacturing, mining, energy and resources and retailing industries. He was a member of the company’s National Board of Partners.
Mr Somerville served a three year term as National Director of the Institute of Chartered Accountants from 2000 to 2003. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants. In his most recent role Mr Somerville was a director of Careers Australia Group and the Chairman of its Compliance, Audit and Risk Management Committee.Read More
Joe founded HopgoodGanim a leading Commercial law firm of over 300 personnel with offices in Brisbane, Perth and a representative office in Shanghai. He headed the Commercial Dispute Resolution and Litigation practice until his retirement from partnership in 2009. He continues to work with the firm as a Consultant.
With over 40 years’ experience in the corporate and litigation areas conducting complex corporate and commercial matters involving international and national corporations, Joe has acted in the Supreme Court of Queensland, the Federal Court of Australia and the High Court of Australia, as well as appearing before various Tribunals and Inquiries. Joe is also a Supreme Court Approved Mediator, a Notary Public and a Commissioner for Affidavits.
Joe served for a number of years as a member of the Litigation Reform Commission, Court Administration and Resource Division, chaired by a Supreme Court judge which reviewed all facets of court and litigation practice.
He has extensive public company board experience and is currently chairman of Eumundi Group Limited and a director of Site Group International Limited, both ASX listed companies. Joe also advises and sits on the boards of 7 private companies, including as a board representative executor of deceased estates involved in substantial business enterprises.Read More
Mr Nicasio Alcantara was appointed Director of the company on 12 October 2010 and has been a director of Site Group Holdings Pty Ltd since June 2009. Mr Alcantara is an experienced director with over 40 years’ experience in both public and private companies and his diverse industry experience includes manufacturing, banking & finance, property, information technology, agriculture and power & energy.
Mr Alcantara is currently a director of Alsons Corporation, Alsons Development & Investment Corporation, C. Alcantara & Sons Inc., Lima Land Inc., Sarangani Agricultural Co. Inc, Seafront Resources Corporation (appointed 1995), the Philodrill Corporation (appointed 1991) and BDO Private Bank Inc.
Mr Alcantara has also previously been Chairman and President of Alsons Consolidated Resources Inc., Iligan Cement Corporation, Alsons Cement Corporation, Northern Mindanao Power Corporation and Refractories Corporation of the Philippines. He was also previously Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Petron Corporation and a director of Bank One Savings and Bancasia Capital Corporations.Read More