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Our Staff

Alana Anderson - Chief Executive Officer

Alana is Chief Executive Officer and organisational development consultant with Alana Kaye College with extensive experience in learning and development across Australia.

To support her training experience Alana has completed her Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education and Training (B.AVE) with the University of Tasmania, her Master of Education (M.Ed L’ship and M’ment) with Flinders University and is currently enrolled as a PhD student with Charles Darwin University.

Alana is an accredited Myers Briggs (MBTI) facilitator, Team Management Index (TMI) facilitator and DiSC Profile System trainer and provides consulting and training services to corporate clients across Australia.

Marcus Thomson - General Manager

Marcus is our General Manager responsible for the overall daily operations of the College and has been with Alana Kaye since 2010.  Previous to this position he was our National Training Manager for over six years. Marcus commenced his training career many years ago when he began his first work experience job supporting corporate groups in their team training endeavours in the pursuit of a Total Quality Management philosophy. He then began work with a Corporate Training Company in South Australia. He worked closely with schools and underprivileged children providing training and adventurous pursuits, including abseiling, navigational exercises, canoeing and rafting experiences. This was a very rewarding experience for Marcus and has led to him continue with his learning and development career.

Marcus' extensive experience is supported by his qualifications in Training and Assessment, Leadership and Management, Work Health and Safety, Security and Risk Management and he has just completed his Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (TAE50111) and Diploma of Training Design and Development (TAE50211) and his Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB61015).

Kirsty Neaylon – Manager International Operations

Kirsty is our Manager – International Operations and has been involved in training and education for over 15 years in both Federal and State government as well as the Vocational Education and Training sector.

Kirsty has also had extensive experience with International students over the last five years and works closely with organisations and agents to provide a quality service to our international student cohort. She is responsible for the overall management of Alana Kaye College’s International business and student base.

Kirsty is passionate about assisting people to achieve relevant workplace knowledge and skills, through quality training programs, to make a difference in their lives and well-being. Kirsty, along with our International team, is committed to providing support to assist international students achieve their goals.

To support her work experience, Kirsty holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (First Class Honours) along with various other qualifications including Diploma of Vocational Education and Training and Diploma of Quality Auditing.​

Alison Boyle - Trainer and Assessor

Ali is a trainer and assessor in the areas of Individual support and Ageing Support. She has 15 years’ experience over varying roles in Aged Care and is passionate about the well being of older people, and training people to successfully meet their needs. She also has experience with migrants having previously volunteered at CDU’s Adult Migrant English Program.

Her considerable experiences are backed by the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and the Certificate IV in Ageing Support.


The Alana Kaye team are supported by a number of highly experienced consultants who work closely with us to facilitate the learning process for our students.  These include consultants in First Aid, Advanced Business and Leadership and Management, Work Health and Safety, Health and Safety Representative Training and Early Childhood Education and Care.  These consultants have extensive industry experience with high level qualifications to support this work experience. They provide training in both qualification and short course requirements for students and corporate clients.