Meet Our Trainers

Formed in 2000 by Lesley Bentley, Founder, Living Planit is a pioneer and leader in specialist Project Management training in Australia. Lesley is a former National Vice President of the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM), and one of only eight assessors qualified to conduct a Project Managed Organisation Assessment in Australia.

Lesley Bentley

Formed in 2000 by Lesley Bentley, Founder, Living Planit is a pioneer and leader in specialist Project Management training in Australia. Lesley is a former National Vice President of the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM), and one of only eight assessors qualified to conduct a Project Managed Organisation Assessment in Australia.
    • Graduate Diploma of Portfolio Management
    • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
    • Advanced Diploma of Project Management
    • Diploma of Project Management
    • Master of Project Management
    • Master of Management
    • Personnel Administration Certificate (now known as Diploma of HR)
    • Certified Practicing Portfolio Executive. August 2016
    • Certified AIPM Assessor for all levels, CPPP, CPPM, CPPD, CPSPM, CPPE
    • AIPM Presenter of Advanced Professional Practice Workshops, April 2013  
    • Fellow, Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM), 2012
    • Former National Vice President, AIPM, Oct 2005 – 2009
    • Former Director, Global Alliance for Project Performance Standards (GAPPS) 2006 – 2010
    • Member, Global Alliance for Project Performance Standards 2004
    • Certified Practicing Project Director (CPPD), AIPM since 2003
    • Chair of the AIPM National Indigenous Initiative since 2009 – 2011
    • NSW Assessor representative AIPM since early 2010
Sue brings her project management knowledge, expertise and experience gained during a successful career planning and delivering programs/projects to generate and deliver successful workplace focused project management training. Sue’s progressive experience of program and project management in the public and private sectors during the past 30 years enables her to devleop and deliver project management courses which reflect dynamic workplace project management environments. Her passion is to enable individuals to make the best of the opportunities that come their way and contribute to their own success.

Suzanne Stubbs

Sue brings her project management knowledge, expertise and experience gained during a successful career planning and delivering programs/projects to generate and deliver successful workplace focused project management training. Sue’s progressive experience of program and project management in the public and private sectors during the past 30 years enables her to devleop and deliver project management courses which reflect dynamic workplace project management environments. Her passion is to enable individuals to make the best of the opportunities that come their way and contribute to their own success.
David Wayne has delivered more than 1,000 leadership, management and professional development workshops, on more than 40 subjects, to hundreds of Corporate and Government organisations throughout Australia, New Zealand and South-East Asia.

David has run Leadership Development programs for Federal, State and Local Government organisations in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. For more than 4 years, David ran the Leadership development program for the Department of Agriculture, and is a facilitator of Leadership and Management Programs for Federal Treasury, Department of Industry and Science and Prime Minister and Cabinet.

David Wayne

David Wayne has delivered more than 1,000 leadership, management and professional development workshops, on more than 40 subjects, to hundreds of Corporate and Government organisations throughout Australia, New Zealand and South-East Asia. David has run Leadership Development programs for Federal, State and Local Government organisations in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. For more than 4 years, David ran the Leadership development program for the Department of Agriculture, and is a facilitator of Leadership and Management Programs for Federal Treasury, Department of Industry and Science and Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Maria has been delivering short course training in Project Management. Maria brings over 10 years experience in project management from various industries such as IT and health. She tells a story through project management life cycle and phases and engages individuals to contribute with their own expertise, thus making training sessions interactive and engaging.

Maria Lawson

Maria has been delivering short course training in Project Management. Maria brings over 10 years experience in project management from various industries such as IT and health. She tells a story through project management life cycle and phases and engages individuals to contribute with their own expertise, thus making training sessions interactive and engaging.
Ed brings wide-ranging experience in corporate business development, quality and customer satisfaction, project management and training across Asia Pacific to his role as project management trainer and assessor. His ability to illustrate key points with practical examples, and to draw out participant experiences, means an engaging learning journey for course attendees.

Ed Robins

Ed brings wide-ranging experience in corporate business development, quality and customer satisfaction, project management and training across Asia Pacific to his role as project management trainer and assessor. His ability to illustrate key points with practical examples, and to draw out participant experiences, means an engaging learning journey for course attendees.
    • Graduate Certificate of Training Management
    • BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management
    • TAE40110 Cert. IV in Training and Assessment (TAE)
    • Certificate in Direct Marketing
    • Certificate of Marketing Management
    • Certificate of Business (Credit Management)
    • Project Management Institute (MPMI)
    • Australian Institute of Project Management (MAIPM)
    • Australian Institute of Training and Development (MAITD)
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