Chief Executive Officer
Karin Mathison brings to the CEO role a strong background in the building and construction industry and expertise in organisational management, research and education. She holds a number of tertiary qualifications and is a fully-registered teacher in Tasmania. Prior to joining the Keystone Tasmania Board as a director in 2016, Karin worked across a range of industries as a small business owner, HR/IR consultant, Assistant Principal, and as a Lecturer in Management (HR and Industrial Relations) at UTAS.
Executive Assistant / Marketing and Communications Officer
Lisa Jekimovics joined Keystone Tasmania after 17 years in an administrative and media design role at a Tasmanian agency. She has strong task management skills, a high level of professionalism and demonstrated initiative.
Jana Martin is responsible for the operational implementation of our core business and strategic projects. She leads Keystone's operational team in the delivery of our online applications and claims system, as well as the administration associated with the provision of training and project funding.
Jenna Lowe is Keystone Tasmania’s Finance Manager. She provides high-level accounting support to the organisation and oversees all aspects of Keystone's compliance and finance systems. Prior to joining Keystone, Jenna worked in a large Tasmanian accounting practice.
Strategic Projects Manager – Stakeholder Engagement
Anna Carew brings a rich perspective to her role at Keystone Tasmania from previous experience in: State Government workforce development and policy analysis (Skills Tasmania); researching, leading and publishing on the teaching and learning of engineering, science and construction management; leading the development of diversity policy and its implementation for UTAS’ School of Land and Food; and in qualitative and qualitative data analysis (multiple tertiary qualifications).
Strategic Project Manager – Workforce Development
Brett Withington has nearly 20 years’ experience in the building and construction sector, having worked in architecture, building design and civil construction. His qualifications in Civil Engineering (Diploma) and Work Health and Safety (Diploma), and experience in consulting bring a rich perspective on the realities of working and learning in Tasmanian’s building and construction industry.
Account Manager (Levy)
Narika Spurr is responsible for managing levy collection, processing of applications and claims, and engagement with industry to provide high-quality customer service. Prior to joining Keystone in 2006, she held roles within a national telecommunications company in administration, operations management and customer service team management.
Accounts Manager (Systems)
Merlin Thomas has more than fifteen years’ experience in IT networking, team management, account management, office administration, budget preparation, and customer service. She holds a number of qualifications including a Bachelor of Engineering, Masters in Human Resources, Master of Accounting and a Diploma in Leadership and Management. Merlin is responsible for Keystone's account database management, processing of applications and claims, and support for Keystone's finance processes.
Research and Data Officer
Gopal Sijapati supports the implementation of, and manages the data analysis associated with, our labour market modelling program SOFIA. He liaises with RTOs in the construction industry as we continue to map the demand and supply of accredited training in key skill areas. Gopal holds multiple tertiary qualifications and his experience includes academic writing, research design, research methodology, and data analysis. His most recent employment was in the Tasmanian RTO sector, where he was responsible for academic compliance and research management.
Suzie brings to the Research Officer role her expertise in working in State and local governments in Australia and overseas in sustainable regional development. She has worked for the University of Tasmania for the Business School in domestic marketing and as a tutor, and in outreach programs for the Tasmanian Department of Education.