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. He makes the most amazing chocolate mousse.
Louise Fitzgibbon, CEO
AVTES Owner Louise is a hospitality and education expert, with a knack for RTO quality and compliance. She is also a talented textile artist and painter.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, Executive Officer
Patrick began his career as a chef. Later joining AVTES as a Cookery Trainer, before moving into training management. He is a keen surfer and gardener.
Linda Que, Finance Admin Officer
Linda is our stylish and multi-skilled admin / finance person at AVTES. She has a great eye for detail and keeps us all in check. She enjoys trying new food and brunch with friends every weekend.
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. He loves cats and funny cat videos.
Tim Freeman, Project & Quality Manager
Tim is an experience vocational education manager. He makes sure our training is not only great, but also compliant - which is no easy task. He is also an accomplished artist.
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. He is also a mad cyclist and loves to dine out.
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. He is a passionate mentor and involved in many cooking competitions.
Peter Irvine, Hospitality Trainer - Melbourne & Northern Victoria
Peter is our front of house expert in Melbourne and Northern Victoria. He has a 5* hospitality background. He specialises in teaching practical leadership skills to managers and supervisors. He is currently writing a science fiction novel in his spare time.
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 is a whiz at service systems and selling at the table. Her favourite thing do is yum cha.
Peter Hermans, Cookery Trainer - South West Victoria
Peter is an experienced Head Chef and travels across Victoria teaching apprentices so that regional businesses can benefit from expert training. This allows him to enjoy golf courses around the state.
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. She also dances in a local cabaret group.
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. And she makes a delicious mars bar cheesecake.