Debbie is our project administrator, her day to day work involves updating project hours and integrating this with payroll, reconciling accounts and project purchases, managing operational administration matters. She also ensures personnel details, training, leave and records are maintained and support staff with miscellaneous requests. Debbie’s role is central to LA Services operations and she is an integral part of the LA Services team.
Her working life began through a vocational training pathway completing a Certificate III in Administration from Year 10. She worked in customer service, then into administration for an import / export business. Her next chapter was to fulfill the diverse and challenging role of raising her three children. Successfully navigating a decade of being family focused, Debbie re-entered the world of paid work through an administration role supporting a large defence services provider, as this opportunity came to a close she moved into her current role at LA Services bringing her skills, efficiency ways and enthusiasm to the position.
Debbie has a passion for being active and community involvement. She has played soccer for 15 years and coached numerous female teams. She maintains an early morning run routine, covering several km and running regardless of the weather! She is a member of several running clubs and participates in Saturday morning ‘Park Runs’. Even though her family has now grown-up she enjoys stepping back into the role of mother to support her family and ensures they remain closely connected.
David Fox is one of our most valuable mentors and teachers of LA Services as he goes above and beyond in creating a new history for our family. He is the bridge between a conservative industry and modern innovation as he connects with countless students to impart his years of experience in the manufacturing field. His work has extended to not only secondary students but also participates in Western Sydney University Launch Pad’s pilot I4.0 Advanced Manufacturing Network sharing lessons in transforming manufacturing across the technical and social spectrum.
Creating a close bond through mentoring is a great way to understand the perceptions and needs of our students in order to create a deeply engaging work environment . And in turn, we change these perceptions accordingly.