Kathryn Stenson

Kathryn Stenson 

Chief Executive Officer | Senior Leadership Group

Kathryn Stenson is 17 years into her career in the Vocational Education Training and Employment Industries. Kathryn is passionate about apprenticeships and traineeships and the benefits they provide people of all ages to gain qualifications through structured workplace learning.

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In 2013, Kathryn won the Telstra Business Woman’s Award in Community and Government and is passionate about strengthening and growing the capability and responsiveness of the employment, education and training sectors in ways that improve sustainability and equity outcomes.
Kathryn is a Director of the Apprentice Employment Network QLD & NT and also of the National Australian Apprenticeships Association. 

The National Apprentice Employment Network is the peak association representing around 150 Group Training Organisations located throughout Australia. Collectively the network employs around 30,000 apprentices and trainees and works with over 100,000 businesses. Through her involvement with the association and passion to see people achieve, Kathryn has developed strong relationships with organisations throughout Australia enabling GTNT Group to benefit from the economy of scale the network provides with direct links to the Northern Territory and Australian Governments.

In March 2017, Kathryn became a Director of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) Board representing the Northern Territory, assuming the role of Chairperson for the NT ACPET committee.
In addition to local and national Boards and Associations Kathryn is engaged with, she is also the Chairman and CEO of the Australian Skills Institute which works in close association with a range of educational institutions in the Philippines providing Australian qualifications through a skills enhancement model. Under Kathryn’s stewardship, the Australian Skills Institute is actively working with the Northern Territory Government to promote and grow vocational education and training in the Philippines and the ASEAN region.


Lynda Townsend

Chief Financial Officer | Senior Leadership Group

Lynda is responsible for the overall financial management of GTNT Group. Lynda Townsend has 28 years experience in business services and taxation and commenced working with GTNT Group as a member of the Board of Directors and remained in that position for 5 years before taking the position of CFO. Lynda’s 16 years experience with KPMG as a Senior Manager provided her with the necessary skills to ensure successful financial outcomes and best practice reporting. Lynda has a Bachelor Degree in Commerce, majoring in Accounting, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. 


Poppy Darkadakis

Human Resources Manager | Senior Leadership Group

Poppy Darkadakis has over 14 years in the VET industry with 11 years at GTNT Group. Poppy has worked with the Human Resources division of GTNT Group for 10 years and has extensive experience with industrial and employment relations, employee engagement and workforce development and is responsible for the overall management of Human Resources, Quality Management System and IT Support for GTNT Group. As the Human Resources Manager, Poppy manages a team of two which is inclusive of Quality, IT and staff WHS. Poppy ensures that GTNT Group is compliant in accordance with the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act, Fair Work Act and Workplace Gender Equality Act and other relevant legislation. 

Shaun Stenson

Shaun Stenson

International Engagement and Training Manager | Senior Leadership Group

Shaun's position of International Engagement and Training Manager is responsible for our Registered Training Organisation (GTNT Group Training, RTO Code: 0381) management, both onshore and offshore training and international engagement. He has 35 years’ experience in the electrical industry covering three States and Territories. This includes Victoria, Queensland and Northern Territory with exposure working directly with Power and Water. All previous positions included a high level of safety management, with experience in managing 120 employees safety requirements. Shaun has a passion for safety and is driven to continuously improving practices to ensure a safe work environment for all GTNT Group employees.

Trenna Gibsone

Trenna Gibsone

AASN Manager | Senior Leadership Group

Trenna brings over four years’ experience working on a multitude of projects relating to Vocational Education and Training, AASN services, and territory workforce development within the Northern Territory Government. In her role as the AASN Manager, Trenna is responsible for all aspects of the AASN services department including service delivery and contract management, and can continue to work on projects that develop the territory’s workforce through apprenticeships and traineeships.


Sherryn Killmister

Innovation and Integration Manager

Sherryn commenced her employment in September 2013, as the Employment Solutions Coordinator, and with a department restructure in 2018 became the Gateway Manager. She is responsible for the efficient management and delivery of GTNT Group Apprentice recruitment services as well as internal and client driven workforce development strategies and implementation, in line with company policies and procedures. In 2020 Sherryn moved into the Business Development Manager role for the organisation. Sherryn provides expert, professional advice and leadership to GTNT Group Staff in the development, implementation and review of the GTNT Group training and development directions to ensure that all workforce development strategies are part of a planned program and are designed to address the company’s current and future needs. 

Jason Greene

Jason Greene

Business Development Manager

Jason first started with GTNT Group in April 2009 as the Workready Field Officer supporting senior school students in their VET or School Based Apprenticeship pathways. He then moved into the role of New Business Field Officer where he managed a small caseload of apprentices and followed up on leads with potential new Host Business. Jason rejoined the group in May 2022 as Business Development Manager. He is responsible for the efficient management and delivery of GTNT Group apprentice recruitment services, as well as internal and client driven workforce development strategies and implementation, in line with company policies and procedures. Jason brings with him 11 years’ experience working for both the Stars and Clontarf Foundations. He enjoys working and meeting with new organisations who are passionate about training the Northern Territories future workforce. 

Emma Koerner

Emma Koerner

Employment Services Manager 

Emma held the position of Employment Specialist with GTNT Group for eight years before transitioning into the Human Resources, Safety and Environmental Coordinator role in March 2019. As Employment Services Manager, Emma is now responsible for the overall management and delivery of the Group Training Services. Ensuring the administration and field services team are delivering the highest standard of service to our apprentices and host business alike. She is excited to return to the Employment Services department and begin working to increase the number of Australian Apprentices and Host Businesses/ Employers within GTNT Group services across the Northern Territory.


Bree McLure

AASN Operations Manager

Bree McLure commenced GTNT Group and the Australian Apprenticeships Support Network (AASN) in October 2013 and over the years progressed into a managerial role as the Employment Services Manager, where she managed all functions of the Employment Services division of the organisation. As the Gateway Manager, Bree is responsible for overseeing all operations for GTO and AASN recruitment services for apprentice and trainee recruitment. Bree has a deep commitment and passion for assisting Territorians with the opportunity to gain required employability skills, whilst also supporting cultural and generational change, where apprentices and trainees can achieve and succeed in life through employment and training pathways. 


Brooke Timms

Marketing Manager   

Brooke commenced with GTNT Group in May 2016 as a Field Solutions Officer before moving into the Executive Assistant role in November 2016. Brooke has moved into the Corporate Services team as the Marketing Manager, responsible to oversee the marketing strategies, projects and events of the GTNT Group. With over 5 years’ experience at GTNT Group, Brooke has an in depth understanding of the vocational education and training industry in the Northern Territory and the GTNT Group daily operations. Brooke also oversees the GTNT Foundation projects. 


Shannon Widdall

Compliance Manager   

Shannon commenced with GTNT Group in November of 2015 starting in our Finance Team. Since then Shannon has worked within a number of our business units including the RTO as the Training Co-Ordinator and with the Corporate Services team as the Executive Assistant to the CEO. In her current role as Compliance Manager Shannon is responsible for maintaining company and contractual compliance across the business.  With her previous experience Shannon holds extensive knowledge of the organisations operational compliance requirements and brings with her a skillset in detailed analysis and a passion for continuous improvement.