Born and raised in the Shoalhaven region of New South Wales, Shane is a current serving Training Systems Officer in the Royal Australian Navy. He recently joined the JLB-Yaran team in June 2021 as the Learning and Development Manager.

Shane’s professional career begun as a PDHPE teacher in secondary schools across the Shoalhaven region. Wanting more of a challenge, he joined the RAN in 2009. Shane has served over 12 years and continues to provide full time effective service for the Navy.

Shane’s military career has seen him serve in ab-inito training, naval aviation, overseas deployment and training operations. Shane’s career highlights include playing in the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Defence Force, and World XI cricket teams; Lead Instructor Leadership where he was responsible for delivering leadership theory, running field exercises and facilitating adventure training activities for the Royal Australian Naval College; and his posting to HMAS Success where he deployed overseas on Indo-Pacific 19 as the Training Officer.

Shane is looking forward to using his Training Systems Specialist experience to strengthen the educational and professional development pathways for Indigenous talent in Australian Defence Industry.

Shane is an Australian College and Physical Education and Royal Australian Naval College graduate. He was awarded a Bachelor of Personal Development, Health and Physical Education and has his eyes set on obtaining a Master’s degree in the future.

The South Coast of NSW is home for Shane, his wife Summa, and their daughter Imogen. He enjoys surfing, surfboard shaping, TIG welding, and rock climbing.