Meet The Team
Chris Fitzgibbon, Managing Director
AVTES Owner Chris is a sought after industry consultant for hospitality businesses and vocational education in the hospitality industry.
Louise Fitzgibbon, CEO
Louise co-founded AVTES in 1997 to better meet the needs of hospitality businesses. She is an expert in RTO quality and compliance.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, Executive Officer
Patrick began his career as a chef. Later joining AVTES as a Cookery Trainer, before moving into training management.
Eben Gane, Cookery Trainer – South West Victoria
Eben has travelled the world working as a chef and now trains the next generation. He loves helping hospitality business owners discover local producers and new ideas.
Peter Hermans, Cookery Trainer – South West Victoria
Peter is an experienced Head Chef and travels all over the state teaching apprentices so that regional businesses can benefit from expert training.
Jasmin Barker, Hospitality Trainer – South West Victoria
Jasmin is our front of house expert across the region. Training hospitality staff from entry level to management. She specialises in service systems and selling at the table.
Peter Irvine, Hospitality Trainer – Melbourne
Peter is our front of house expert in Melbourne and Northern Victoria. He has a 5* hospitality background. He loves teaching practical leadership skills to managers and supervisors.
Keith Jackson, Cookery Trainer – Northern Victoria
Keith is our cookery trainer across Northern Victoria. He is a hospitality industry all-rounder. As a previous business owner, he takes a business-centred approach to training apprentices.
Richard Latham, Cookery Trainer – Melbourne
Richard is our Melbourne Cookery Trainer. He has extensive 5* experience and has owned his own restaurant. He loves to teach apprentices everything about cooking.
Connie Kyrgiakos, Finance Officer
Connie is our friendly finance person at AVTES. She has a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and has worked in finance for over 10 years. She can help you out with any finance or account questions.
Oi Jittaphon, Senior Admin Officer
Jittaphon is the voice of our Melbourne office. He has a background in education administration and does an amazing job keeping all our records in order.
Linda Que, Finance Admin Officer
Linda is our stylish and multi-skilled admin / finance person at AVTES. She enjoys trying new food and brunch with friends every weekend.
Sarah Fitzgibbon, Marketing
Sarah manages the marketing at AVTES. She also coaches hospitality businesses in our sister business – Hospitality Success School, helping them setup marketing systems and grow their business.