st michaels our team


Management Team

Mike Thomas
Mike ThomasCEO
Mike joined St Michael’s in 2021, bringing with him over 25 years of leadership and management experience. Mike has had a diverse career across many sectors, including scientific research, politics, transport, financial services and healthcare.
Andy Gower
Andy GowerChief Financial Officer
Andy has more than 10 years’ experience working in the financial sector. He has previously run his own business and brings specialist skills in team-based learning to St Michael’s. He is also a passionate coach of cricket and football umpiring groups.
Ann-Louise Young
Ann-Louise YoungDirector of People and Culture
Ann-Louise has more than 15 years of human resource and learning and development experience. Ann-Louise has a passion for people and assisting them to reach their professional learning goals.
Emma Pearce
Emma PearceDirector of Disability Services
Emma joined St Michaels in 2019 in Launceston as Senior Team Leader before relocating to East Devonport.
After 3 years enjoying the coastal lifestyle and various management positions Emma returned to Launceston and is now Director of Disability Services.
Emma focus is building and developing teams to ensure best service delivery.
Kim Dean
Kim DeanRegistered Training Organisation (RTO) Manager
Kim manages St Michaels Training; our Registered Training Organisation (RTO). Over the 13 years that Kim has been working in an RTO she has gained extensive knowledge of the Vocational Education Sector and has high-level leadership skills in RTO management, compliance and the delivery of training and assessment. Her focus is on positive outcomes for all learners and clients.