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Kel served with the Australian Army for 20 years, retiring in 1992 as a Major. In that year he joined the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations as an international civilian, serving in Cambodia, Rwanda, Yugoslavia, East Timor and Sudan, during which time he was awarded the Australian Overseas Humanitarian Medal for his services. He retired in 2006 and now holds the position of President of United Nations Association of Australia (NSW division).

As a trainer Kel combines his extensive expertise in management and leadership, together with his qualifications in Training and Assessment, Social Science, HR, Marketing and Management to conduct the most interesting and engaging classes at Williams Business College.

For more information, see Kel's LinkedIn profile.


Stephen brings to Williams Business College a diverse history of IT, business and project management experience, as well as over 15 years of teaching. Stephen chairs the Academic Board and is responsible for the development of academic resources, IT implementations and regulatory compliance.

As a trainer Stephen has taught proprietary vendor subjects at the highest level to industry professionals, he has qualifications in Training and Assessment, Project Management, IT, Management and Business.


Fikri Thalib has over 10 years of experience in the accounting and finance industry. In the last five years, he has owned and financially managed different businesses. One of these being Open-Book Business Solutions, which provides bookkeeping and accounting services for small to medium business’. Fikri also serves on the Academic Board.

As a trainer Fikri brings to Williams Business College current finance, accounting and business practices together with qualifications in Accounting and Training and Assessment.

Catherine Thoroughgood, Business Development, Marketing, Williams Business College North Sydney

Catherine Thoroughgood

Catherine brings experience in Business Development Management and Marketing in the building and education industry. Catherine manages business development and VET compliance in marketing, admissions, and client services.

Catherine is responsible for industry consultation, serves on the Academic Board and also chairs our Industry Advisory Board.

Catherine has qualifications in Business, Management, Marketing and Vocational Education and Training.