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RedR’s Training Team
RedR Australia has a core training team that coordinates our humanitarian training courses, meets requests for specialised training and manages our pool of associate trainers.

Mark leads RedR Australia’s training team, associate trainers and volunteers to deliver a highly regarded set of humanitarian training courses.

His dedication and expertise in the humanitarian sector is evident and through RedR Australia’s courses, Mark’s goal is to deliver a rewarding training experience that will teach participants lifelong skills.

Mark has considerable experience in the coordination of field operations both in the humanitarian sector and in Government where he managed field compliance and enforcement teams. As a telecommunications specialist, he has worked in more than 20 countries with the United Nations and coordinated emergency response in Australia with the State Emergency Service, Fire authorities, Coast Guard, and Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Prior to joining RedR full time as the Training Manager, he was an associate trainer for 20 years teaching courses including the Hostile Environment Awareness Training, Personal Safety in the Field and Emergency Telecommunications.

Mark holds a postgraduate degree in Development and Humanitarian Action from Deakin University, a Diploma of Management, and Cert IVs in Training and Assessment, and Government Investigations.

Jess McNeill has been supporting RedR Australia’s training courses for more than 10 years. Jess is based at the Victorian Emergency Management Institute (VEMI) and her highly-tuned event management and logistics skills keep our courses running smoothly.

In her spare time, Jess volunteers with the Goulburn Valley Community refugee programs and in the Murray region. Jess is currently studying Community Services and hopes to expand her work with the refugee community.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or have any dietary requirements or accommodation requests for the Hostile Environment Awareness Training or our Essentials of Humanitarian Practice, Jess is the best person to contact.

Tess Freeman has a background in psychology, and plays a key support role across RedR Australia’s humanitarian training courses. Tess is your main contact for all course related questions. 

RedR Australia has a core training team that coordinates our humanitarian training courses, meets requests for specialised training and manages our pool of associate trainers.

RedR Australia is recognised as a provider of quality training for humanitarian workers around the world. We have a core staff team of three trainers and a pool of over 70 Associate Trainers. All of these personnel make up a highly experienced field of specialists, trainers and humanitarian practitioners.

All courses are coordinated by our in-house training team and facilitated by our highly experienced local and international Associate Trainers who have worked for United Nations agencies and a range of humanitarian organisations globally. RedR Australia’s trainers have many years of field and operational experience in both natural disasters and complex emergencies associated with conflict. Participants benefit from our trainers' significant field experience.

If you would like to get in contact with the training team please contact us at [email protected]

RedR’s Associate Trainers
RedR’s Associate Trainers provide a diversity of skill sets across the following categories:
Safety and Security
Shelter and Settlements
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
Women, Peace and Security
Logistics and Procurement
Emergency Coordination
Disaster Risk Reduction
Preventing Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment
Crisis Management
Child Protection
Emergency Telecommunications
Project Management and Proposal Writing