A key component of Chain of Responsibility Australia’s competency to provide CoR Compliance services is the substantial experience and qualifications of our team.

Managing Directors, Steven Asnicar and Peter Cutforth, have an extensive background as senior executives, including risk, compliance, change management, and training, both in academic and applied strategic and operational contexts.

Additionally we are proud of our key personnel with extensive practical experience in the transport and logistics industry, covering compliance, consulting, legal, and training.

Chain of Responsibility Australia’s team is listed below with a full biography of key staff involved with CoR systems implementation also included.


CoR Services BDM
Trainer and Assessor

Supply chain professional with an extensive hands-on career across aviation, rail, defence, mining, oil and gas, and logistics companies totalling 30+ years experience.

Samantha wears multiple hats in our CoR team!  She is a supply chain professional with an extensive hands-on career across aviation, rail, defence, mining, oil and gas, and logistics companies with 30+ years working closely with operations, supply chain and major projects, and has worked for well-known brands including Insitu Pacific/ Boeing, Aurizon, Airbus Australia Pacific, GE Oil and Gas, Bechtel, and Maersk Shipping.

Samantha contributes as a trainer/assessor for our transport and logistics suite of courses and offerings, and also is the go-to for client liaison and business development.

Her qualifications include:

  • Diploma of Logistics TLI50415
  • Diploma of Work Health and Safety BSB51319
  • Diploma of Human Resource Management BSB50320
  • Diploma of Business Administration BSB50415
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40116
  • Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Procurement & Supply Operations

Andrew Watt

CoR Projects Lead
Legal Director

Extensive experience as a government lawyer, dealing with strategic and operational risk assessment and management; supply chain procurement and service contract auditing, negotiations and drafting.

Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

20 Years Commercial Law experience:

‣  Operational Risk, across supply chain and project delivery

‣  Strategic Risk, development, strategies and solutions at board and senior levels

‣  Procurement and service contract negotiations across supply, transport, and critical infrastructure

‣  Developing and influencing Government, policy, regulation and laws

‣  Australian Institute of Company Directors – Company Directors Course

Andrew has provided strategic risk advice to Boards, incorporating logistics risk across mission critical assets. Through facilitating risk workshops and undertaking reviews, Andrew has assisted clients to develop efficient, affective and practical risk responses to complex challenges in a range of dynamic environments.

By focussing on opportunities as well as risk, clients have been able to improve performance, manage risks and enhance their sustainability. Andrew’s measured approach to working through challenging risk scenarios with people and providing succinct assessments enables clients to move forward with risk responses.

Andrew brings a whole of business focus that understands the interdependencies and connectivity of an organisation with its executives. He has a comprehensive knowledge of drivers and issues in industries which ensure Andrew is able to provide insightful advice on current matters with a strong future focus.

Steven Asnicar


Experienced Chief Executive and Company Director with a demonstrated history of working in the healthcare, logistics, education management and compliance industries.

Co-Founder of CoR Australia.

Holding a Bachelor in International Business, and an MBA (International Business), Steven is an experienced Chief Executive and Company Director with a demonstrated history of working in the healthcare, logistics, education management and compliance industries.

Steven has a detailed and broad perspective and knowledge of the practical implementation of the National Heavy Vehicle Law, and Chain of Responsibility as it relates to corporate governance, strategic and operational management.

A previous committee member of the Australian Logistics Council, Steve has gained over two decades of transport and logistics related experience through his work with many well known corporates and Blue Chip companies.

Peter Cutforth


Experienced senior executive and company director in the healthcare, financial, consulting, marketing and digital industries. Extensive experience in quality resource development.

Experienced senior executive – marketing and resource developement.

Starting his career as a health professional in the public and private acute-care health system, Peter studied corporate management and health and info systems management at the post-graduate level and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Corporate Directors.

He was regional director of a large well-respected Queensland aged and community nursing and care organisation, responsible for over 600 staff and a $20 million Opex budget, for five years.

Later diversifying his general management skills in the wealth-creation consulting, and recruitment  fields, he overseas strategic operations of CoR Australia, with a focus on the creation of value-adding resources and operations development.


Transport and Logistics
CoR Trainer & Assessor

Sean is an experienced Transport and Logistics manager and trainer, having worked for over three years as Operations and Logistics Manager for Mobil Fuels and Oils and many other companies.

Sean has a long background in construction, energy, mining and traffic safety across several well known organisations including roles as supervisor / training facilitator.

Sean holds Certificate IV’s in Workplace Health and Safety, and Training Assessment and Education and Licensing & Certifications including: HR Drivers Licence; First Aid; Dangerous Goods, and Aircraft Refuelling.


CoR Training Lead Course Creator
Instructional Designer

Melissa is our lead of training development and instructional design, and client-facing project manager extraordinaire!

Melissa is a skilled project manager and learning and development specialist, with over 9 years’ experience in learning strategy definition, design, development, delivery, and project management of innovative learning solutions, (e-learning, instructor-led and blended), for a range of public and private sector clients and organisations.

Melissa has 6+ years’ experience as an e-learning developer, using mainly state-of-the art Lectora Online authoring software to create original e-learning programs that are stimulating, engaging, and fully accessibility-compliant.

Melissa holds the TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training and TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development. She is also an RTO compliance specialist, with 9+ years’ experience managing Urban E-Learning’s VET compliance on a day-to-day basis, as well as through various successful ASQA registration renewal audits.


National Operations Manager
Course Coordination Lead

Gaye is really the Director of Smooth Operations! She makes things work for students, clients and our team, and has been doing this for nearly 20 years in the Urban Global group.

Gaye looks after our distributed team of staff and contractors, makes sure all our accounts are invoiced or paid on time, manages the logistics behind class-based training, manages our student services team, and a whole host of other things—too long to mention!


Customer Support Lead

Customer Service is a big priority for CoR Australia, and Samantha is our guru who looks after our support ticketing and Live Chat systems.

With a B.S. in International Hospitality Management, Sam brings the vibe of a good hospitality experience into our online training space, applying herself diligently to providing the best (and fastest) online chat, or support ticket experience possible for our students and clients!

She brings an understanding of the academic world having previously been a college instructor, and the attention to detail from over four years working in the medical admin space.