Board of Directors

Ed D (candidate), M Ed St; M Dist Ed; Ad Dip HRD Mgt; Dip T (Sec Comm); Dip Trg & Ass Sys; Dip Trg & Dev Mgt; Dip Bus (FLM); Cert IV Trg & Ass; Cert TEFL

Luceille is a foundation Board Member, and the Corporate Leader of both Workright Australia, Workright Centre for Entrepreneurship and Workright Global. Luceille is responsible for the overall implementation of the direction of the Boards.

Luceille is a visionary leader. Her “over the horizon” perspective has enabled Workright to design and establish training programs, qualifications and a range of business consultancy services that have been both unique and timely in meeting the rapidly changing needs of business.

Luceille has more than 30 years experience in Education and Industry, working in both private and public sectors of secondary and tertiary educational organisations.

Luceille had the honour of her management capabilities being recognised and validated by the Parliament of South Australia and by Telstra in its national ‘Telstra Business Woman of the Year Awards’:

  • Designated in South Australian Parliament to appointment to the Southern Sports Complex Management Team.
  • Telstra Business Woman of the Year – State Finalist 2003
  • Telstra Business Woman of the Year – State Finalist 2007
  • Telstra Business Woman of the Year – “Hudson Private and Corporate Sector Award” for Innovation – 2007

Luceille is a director of the Digislide Group, having steered the company from seed through to public listing during the Global Financial Crisis. In 2012, under Luceille’s directorship, and with overwhelming shareholder support, the company reverted to private hands.

Luceille is also the Chair of the Quality Control Unit of Workright Australia.

Send email >> luceille.outhred@workright.com.au

(BA Planning; Grad Dip Pub Sec Mgt; Dip FLM; MRAPI)

John has had significant experience in Executive Management in Economic Development for large corporations, and has undertaken major projects on behalf of local government authorities and the Government of South Australia. His professional expertise is in Planning and Property development, which he practices through his private company Outhred English & Associates Pty Ltd. John is also a Board member of Workright Global Pty Ltd.

John specialises in land division advice and design, project management, and site analysis and selection.
John has over 35 years experience in planning and property development and has held executive positions in government for over 17 years.

Prior to the establishment of Outhred English he held the position of Director of Development at the former City of Noarlunga for over 6 years and was responsible for economic development, all statutory and strategic planning, building, and health functions. During this time, John was Chair of the Seaford Co-ordinating Committee and a key member of the Seaford Structure Planning Team. Seaford is a Joint Venture (private and public) urban development project that is developing 700 hectares of land over a 10-15 year period. He was also Chair of the Noarlunga Development Assessment Panel and the Noarlunga Centre Interim Steering Committee (1994-1996) which was responsible for redevelopment work to the Noarlunga Regional Centre totalling $1.8m.

John has experience managing extensive public consultation processes, including the Seaford land development, Transport SA surplus land at Darlington, and the Hackham West/Huntfield Heights suburb renaming and numerous Development Plan Amendment processes.

His land division experience includes broad acre industrial, commercial and residential land division developments, including a 165 allotment residential development undertaken by the City of Noarlunga, in 3 stages over 3 years.

John managed the Shacks Freeholding Project (Statewide) for the Land Management Corporation and Department for Environment and Heritage. More recently he has project managed the physical development of a number of sensitive coastal sites including Port Gibbon, Port Clinton, Port Julia, The Dipper, Balgowan, Hardwicke Bay and Port Turton.

He provides site analysis and selection services for a range of commercial and industrial clients. These have included the Land Management Corporation, Liberty Oil, Hickinbotham Group of Companies, Venuti Developments and Morris Child Care Centres.

John has extensive experience in the preparation and presentation of Statements of Evidence for the Environment, Resources and Development Court (SA).

John has a passion for demographics, maps, trains and Australian and American history.

Send email >> john@outhredenglish.com.au

Grad Cert in Mgt (Learning); BA; AUA; Dip T; Dip Trg & Ass Sys; Dip Trg & Dev Mgt; Cert TESOL

Merrill is one of the founders of Workright Australia and was closely involved in the management of the development of 4 nationally accredited qualifications, which were acknowledged as being at the forefront of vocational education and training in 1994. Merrill sat on the Advisory Panel for the accreditation of the Certificate in Industrial Mentoring, Certificate of Industrial Safety, Advanced Certificate in Safety and Advanced Certificate in Safety and Training Management (subsequently recognized as Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma levels under the Australian Qualifications Framework).

She led the Technical Writers and Instructional Design Teams for over 40 personal and professional courses, and assisted in incubation of early stage companies.

Merrill is an experienced entrepreneur – she and her husband ran successful Paving and Landscaping businesses for two decades, with Merrill managing several large government projects. She is familiar with all the issues of running a family business, including business development, tendering processes, contracts, marketing and financial management.

After having served as General Manager for several years, Merrill returned to the Secondary Schools sector, where she has been Deputy Principal of Tyndale Christian School, Strathalbyn, South Australia since 2013. Her general responsibilities include oversight of curriculum, assessment and programming; staffing requirements, staff  selection and staff welfare. Her specific academic foci are Vocational Education and Training, SACE Co-ordination, Music and Mathematics as well as determining

Merrill has presented at National and Regional Conferences, and has represented Workright in the UK, Serbia, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, USA, China and The Philippines. She enjoys travel, and has also visited Israel, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Belgium, Canada and New Zealand.

Merrill serves as a member of the Quality Control Unit and is a Director on the Board of GEM College of International Business (Global)