Our People


Simon Earle - CEO

Simon joined METL as Operations Manager in August 2010 and was appointed CEO in June 2012. Prior to this, Simon held senior management roles in large corporate organisations in the insurance, finance and recruitment industries. His substantial skills in human resources, training, and project management have been integral to the development and success of METL. Simon’s professional qualifications include a Bachelor of Education, a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment, Certificate II in Maritime Operations and an AMSA Certificate of Safety Training.

Kevin Hunt - Operations Officer

In his role as Operations Officer, Kevin draws on extensive experience in customer support, sales and training for organisations such as Australia Post in WA and RBS group in the finance sector in Ireland. While living on Christmas Island, Kevin was Senior Training Officer for Indian Ocean Group Training Association. In this role, he enjoyed the challenging logistics and rewarding results of helping people build on their existing skills - a continuing feature of his role with METL. Kevin studied a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Murdoch University in Western Australia and holds a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment.

Ruth Kirley - Admin and Marketing Officer

Ruth joined the team in August of 2014 as Administration Officer, having completed a Bachelor of Business with the University of Newcastle in 2013. Ruth also holds a  Certificate II in Information Technology and a Diploma of Business from Hunter TAFE. Ruth has a varied role which includes the implementation of METL’s marketing strategy, assisting trainees, liaising with host employers and partner organisations and general administrative duties. In November 2016, Ruth moved into the role as Admin and Marketing Officer, taking on a greater responsibility for the corporate brand.

Serving the industry in cooperation with:

Unity Bank
Quality Group Training