About Us

SkillCentred has over 35 years of experience providing services to long-term unemployed, disadvantaged young people and Indigenous communities across Queensland. Since its establishment in 1980, it has grown to become nationally recognised for its capability in delivering training and infrastructure building projects to community organisations as well as Federal, State and Local Governments.

Managed by an independent skills-based Board of Directors, the organisation has well established not for industry relationships and is valued by the sector for its expertise in delivering quality outcomes in a cost effective manner.


About the SkillCentred Executive

Geoff Garratt


Geoff Garratt has a range of business interests including a jewellery and watchmaking business, a prawn trawler, partnership in a real estate agency, and a macadamia nut growing and processing operation. A member of the Rotary Club of Gympie and honorary member of the Probus Club of Gympie-Cooloola, he spent three years in local government in NSW and he was a member of the Real Estate Institute for 15 years. For over 10 years Geoff served on the Australian Macadamia Board including four years as President and for the past 17 years he has served on the SkillCentred Board for 12 of those as Chairman.

Alicia Gibson

Chief Executive Office

Alicia has been with SkillCentred since October 2006 and was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer in May 2016. Previous to this appointment Alicia held the role of General Manager, overseeing the organisation. Prior to that appointment Alicia held a range of service delivery roles working with disadvantaged & indigenous clients whilst overseeing the training division.

Alicia holds a Certificate in Youth Work, Associate Diploma in Welfare Studies, Bachelor of Social Welfare (Youth Work) along with other qualifications in Business and Training. Alicia is currently completing her Masters in Business. Alicia is a current Director of Employment Services Queensland and has held a variety of committee positions within the local community.

Tammy Stewart

Finance Manager

Tammy’s background includes 28 years working with Not-for-Profit organisations undertaking the roles in the Finance, Administration and Quality divisions. Tammy has a Diploma in Accounting, is a Member in Practice with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, has qualifications in Administration and is a quality systems internal auditor. Tammy’s role as Finance Manager incorporate business development and planning, budgeting and cashflow management as well as project management where she manages a variety of training and human service initiatives.