Our Leadership Team

Our team possess an extensive range of business management skills and have a passion for partnering with business leaders to deliver improvement solutions.


Tony Bisbal – Managing DirectorTony Profile Photo 2016

Tony established Workplace Partners in 2010 with the aim to provide quality business advice to businesses no matter what stage of the business journey they were on. Since the inception of Workplace Partners Tony has built Workplace Partners to become one of the most trusted business advisory brand. Before establishing Workplace Partners, Tony worked in various industries including, mining, transport and logistics, manufacturing and was involved in a number of start-ups.

Tony is currently focused on building a mastermind team to deliver unequalled business advice and education across Australia.

[email protected]              Ph: 0430 539 141
 

Arvin Profile Photo 2016

Arvin Bisbal – Manager – Human Resources and Industrial Relations

Arvin gets a buzz out of helping employers and businesses through complex human resources and industrial relations matters. She believes that great results are achieved through a hands on approach and is always keen to learn about her clients and the environment in which they operate. Arvin has over 10 years human resources and industrial relations experience and has worked in various industries.

Arvin is the co-founder of Workplace Partners, before she joined Workplace Partners she headed up her own business which merged with Workplace Partners. Arvin is currently focused on building education programs for entrepreneurs and businesses.

[email protected]              Ph: 0433 390 393
 

Wayne Profile Photo 2016

Wayne Laubsch – General Manager & Business Advisor

Wayne joined the Workplace Partners team in January 2015. He has experience within a diverse range of industries, successfully improving business performance through leadership coaching and the application of lean thinking principles.

By partnering with business leaders and through the responsible questioning of existing processes, systems and methods, Wayne is able to help achieve a sustained improvement culture within the workplace, leading to ongoing business success.

Wayne’s skills, together with his ability to help people help themselves, are currently supporting businesses within the sales, sports and leisure, horticultural, wholesaling, healthcare and manufacturing sectors, where great results have been achieved through the passionate application of continuous improvement principles to both service delivery and product order-to-delivery processes.

[email protected]              Ph: 0429 906 911

Grant Winter – Business Advisor

Grant joined our Workplace Partners team in December 2016. He has extensive experience in Supply Chain Management, Strategic Planning, Business Improvement plus Training and Development. He is passionate about Lean Thinking and the opportunities it offers every organisation from manufacturing and service businesses through to not-for-profit organisations.

Grant has held Supply Chain leadership roles to Directorate levels with several multi-national corporations, some being international. He has delivered Lean Training both accredited and non-accredited training to hundreds of students from backgrounds including manufacturing, printing, sales and marketing, office administration, public servants through to and health professionals.

Grant is an effective communicator with an ability to sell a message whether they’re a CEO or someone on the shop floor. He quickly gains the trust of individuals allowing them to discover through learning ensuring their development enhances the performance of the organisation.

[email protected]              Ph: 0417 869 186

Dean Profile Photo 2016Dean Taylor – Health, Safety and IM Consultant

Dean joined our team at Workplace Partners in February 2017. With a wealth of knowledge, experience & practical application spanning over 25 years in the area of WHS he has worked with and consulted for a wide & diverse range of industry sectors & employers including:

Viterra, Kimberly Clark Australia, Dept. for Environment & Natural Resources, BHP Billiton, Transfield Services, SA Police, Electrolux, Nyrstar, Stamford Hotels & Resorts & Intercast & Forge. Industry sectors include: Agriculture, Transport, Manufacturing, Heavy Industry, State Government, Mining, Aged Care, Healthcare, Hospitality, Catering & Construction.
Prior to joining Workplace Partners he was a Sate & National WHS Manager for Transfield Services, (now Broadspectrum). The role provided advice & oversight to numerous contracts including Defence, Rail, the Air Warfare Destroyer project, ASC Coatings, Light City Buses & the Allwater Joint Venture.

He continues to provide advice to a wide range of employers on all aspects of WHS, injury management and risk management. He has a wealth of experience in workplace evaluation & auditing against a range of criteria including relevant legislation, Self-Insured Employer requirements, AS 9001, AS 4801, OFSC & others. He also has a strong background in policy / procedure / management system gap analysis & system development, training & assisting clients in achieving / maintaining external accreditation.

Dean has proven experience partnering with clients to advocate for cultural change management through open and honest communication, challenging the status quo, setting realistic goals, mitigating risk and developing best practice business governance models in a commercial setting.

[email protected]              Ph: 0477 219 481
 


John Ats – Workplace Specialist

Dedicated to working in partnership with organisations, John is enthusiastic about helping to develop management knowledge, strategies, policies and processes to improve people management. John believes that a well-led and effectively managed organisation can grow with its employees’ commitment and contributions. He has an informed and practical approach to problem-solving and strategy development.

John’s partnering and support experience ranges over more than 40 years in a variety of industries from Vehicle Manufacturing, Component Manufacturing Agribusiness, Emergency Services, Aged Care, Retail, Horticulture to Real Estate. John skills and knowledge in all aspects of Human Resources Management such as: Policy Development, Recruitment & Selection, Industrial Relations, Training & Development, Organisation Development, Employee Communication, Remuneration and Work Health & Safety.

While John is also highly qualified, he is happy to work “hands-on at the coal face” at manager level and with senior executives. He likes to work in today’s world with tomorrow in mind.

Married with three adult children and four grandchildren, John is a committed family person. He is also a keen CFS firefighter and motorcyclist.

[email protected]              Ph: 0427 012 120