Our executive team

 
Scott deane – chief executive officer

Scott joined the company in 2013 after a successful career at Computershare and brings with him over 25 years’ experience in the B2B market in Sales, Marketing, General Management and IT. He has been directly responsible for some of the largest BPO outsourced contracts in Australia and also has direct experience as a co-founder of a successful Australian software business that was developed from the ground up and ultimately sold to a US company.

Scott deane – chief executive officer
Rick zucchelli – general manager – operations

Rick joined Learning Seat in 2013 as General Manager – Operations. During Rick’s career, his experience has spanned across a variety of roles in broad areas such as Product Management, Software Development, Business Consulting, Project Management and General Business Management. Prior to joining Learning Seat, Rick was a founder of a start-up software development company which developed a document workflow product which continues to be used by many large Australian organisations.

Rick zucchelli – general manager – operations
Ed Williams – Chief Financial Officer

Ed was appointed as Chief Financial Officer at Learning Seat in 2016, having first started with the company in 2010.  Originally from the UK he first cut his financial teeth and qualified as an accountant working on the factory floor at Jaguar and Land Rover where he learnt not only the importance of sound financial management but the value that a strong compliance culture delivers to business.  Before joining Learning Seat, Ed also spent four successful years in the digital media industry in Sydney.  All up he has 14 years of financial experience which has given him a truly global and multi-industry outlook.

Ed Williams – Chief Financial Officer
Lindsay Evans – Head of Legal and Compliance

Lindsay brings 9 years’ experience as an employment lawyer to Learning Seat, having been engaged as a private practice lawyer in large, commercial firms, prior to making the transition to Head of Legal and Compliance at Learning Seat.  Lindsay is admitted to practise as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of Victoria and in the Supreme Court of England & Wales. Lindsay regularly advises public and private organisations and their legal obligations, risk exposure and compliance strategies, understanding the importance of balancing these with commercial considerations.  She has a particular passion for discrimination law, and the role of compliance in creating healthy, thriving businesses.

Lindsay Evans – Head of Legal and Compliance
Philip Tutty - Head of Product, New Markets and Innovation

Philip has 15 years' executive experience in education and training. Over the last 9 years, Philip has focused on online training and product development, where he was Director of Melbourne-based organisation C-Learning, before it was acquired by Learning Seat in 2015. Philip has a high level executive management, consulting, project manager and coaching skills and has an excellent understanding of online delivery and its application to the workplace.

Philip Tutty - Head of Product, New Markets and Innovation
Neill Wiffin - Head of Sales & Marketing

As Head of Sales & Marketing, Neill is responsible for ensuring that our clients are delighted by their engagement and experience with Learning Seat. Neill has a long career in professional services and consulting, with extensive experience in sales, leadership, strategy and business development. He is passionate about what can be achieved when a team is engaged in a client centric business model, with a service mentality and customer satisfaction at its centre. Neill holds a Master of Business Administration from the AGSM (USYD/UNSW) and is based in Victoria, Australia.

Neill Wiffin - Head of Sales & Marketing
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