Senior Leadership Team

The Associate Degree in Applied Health Science (Dermal Therapy) and the Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Clinical Aesthetics) aim to underpin current aesthetics practice with a new standard of skills and deeper knowledge gained through a combination of science and clinical practice.

Ben Foote - CEO

As CEO, Ben Foote oversees the implementation of the business and education strategic direction of the Scentia Board. He leads the Senior Leadership Team of ACHW to formulate and implement strategies for its management as a Higher Education provider and oversees all key business functions of ACHW, including education operations, marketing sales, HR, and compliance.

Janene Barrett

Janene Barrett - Director of Education

Janene Barrett has spent the last 23 years in teaching and academic/operational leadership roles across the Higher Education and VET sectors. She manages all aspects of education operations of ACHW as a Higher Education provider, including teaching and learning practices, customer experience, new course development, and course improvements. Janene is a key member of education governing bodies, including the academic board, teaching and learning committee, and course advisory/review committee.

Warren Creighton - CFO

Warren Creighton has spent over 13 years in senior roles in finance in the private education sector. He oversees all financial matters, including compliance with corporate and accounting standards and TEQSA standards. He oversees development of budgets for Scentia and its entities, including ACHW.

Steven Smith - Chief Experience Officer

Steve Smith has over 20 years of experience in product management and marketing roles, the last 3+ in the private education sector. He is responsible for providing strategic direction of the course portfolio and student experience at ACHW and oversees the implementation of these strategies.

Darren Lonsdale - Chief Sales Officer

Darren Lonsdale has over 20 years’ diversified experience in the education, telco/ICT, FMCG, professional services, and hospitality industries. He has held senior leadership roles within communications, sales, and marketing disciplines for multi-national corporations in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the UK. Darren oversees the sales function within Scentia Group and its entities, including ACHW.

Liz Douglas - Head of People and Culture

Liz Douglas has over 14 years of experience across Australia and internationally in human resources and operations in the corporate sector. She leads the HR function of Scentia and ACHW with the responsibility of building high performing teams and staff wellbeing.

Trenton Barnier - Director of Marketing

Trenton Barnier has a master’s degree in marketing and 10 years of experience working in marketing, including experiential, B2C, B2B, analysis, and advisory. He leads the marketing function of Scentia and its entities, including ACHW.

Michael Kumar - Head of IT

Michael Kumar has spent the last 17 years in accounts and business analyst roles. He oversees the IT function of Scentia and its entities, including ACHW. Michael is responsible for data security concerning staff and students records, business continuity, and the technology aspects of education delivery, including management of the AIMET learning management system.