Meet the Leadership Team
Kevin Kalinko – Director
As the Director for Foundation Education and our partner Registered Training Organisation, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (RTO ID: 32363), Kevin places a strong emphasis on the integrity of product and reputation, which is highlighted in a diverse range of service and course offerings. His impressive career portfolio includes senior management exposure in a wide range of top private equity and publicly-listed ASX companies.
He has experience in the education, finance, strategy, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance industries, with his most recent role directing the operation of multiple national Registered Training Organisations.
Kevin holds a bachelor degree in Commerce and a postgraduate diploma in Applied Finance and is a Director of numerous not-for-profit and for-profit companies, and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Adam Woollard - Chief Executive Officer
Adam Woollard is currently the Group Chief Executive Officer having been promoted from Group Chief Financial Officer in May 2019. He has managed organisations across many service-based industries at an Executive level as well as successfully managing his business consultancy before commencing with Foundation Education.
Prior to AIPT, Adam was instrumental in the development of KNM Services which commenced in 2005 where he became their Company Accountant. Over the years he progressed to their Finance Manager and ultimately headed up both Finance and Operations within the company working closely with the Company's Managing Director. Adam credits the success he has had to date on the mantra “that investment into the Customer is the key to commercial success.”
Adam is a member of CPA Australia and also completed his Bachelor of Business & Accounting at Griffith University in 2004.
Nicole Grundy - Chief Academic Officer
Nicole Grundy is the Chief Academic Officer, Nicole manages the Education, Quality and Administration departments.
She describes herself as “passionate about education as it provides us with knowledge of the world around us and changes it into something better”
Nicole’s passion is to grow, mentor and engage teams; which inspired her to develop a successful mentoring program Step Up and Step In across multiple corporate organisations. Nicole has proven success to inspire, motivate, develop and engage people and improve organisational culture and performance across the organisation, which included the introduction and development of a senior leadership team in her current role.
Nicole holds many qualifications which include a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Diploma of Practice Management, Diploma of Training & Assessment, Diploma of VET Registration and Management, Diploma of Management and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Nicole is also a part of many professional bodies including the Institute of Managers and Leaders (AIM), Business Chicks, ACPET and VELG.