At GEMS Pty Ltd, we have a principal trainer who then draws support from a pool of specialised trainers. The specialised trainers are selected based on the needs of our individual clients.

All of our trainers have,

  1. Undergraduate or postgraduate qualifications in Environmental Science or a related discipline
  2. Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment
  3. A minimum of five years adult education training experience

Head Trainer – Chris Gray
BSc Dip Ed, Dip Env Stud, Cert IV TAEE
Member of Australian Institute of Training and Development
  • Began his career as high school maths and science teacher (1979-1980)
  • Former Head of Education and Communication at the NSW State Pollution Control Commission (1980-1987)
  • Manager, Education and Training NSW EPA (1986– 1987)
  • Marketing Manager, Harness Racing NSW (1987-1988)
  • Established GEMS Pty Ltd (1988)
  • Developed and delivered effective environmental and sustainability training programs for a wide range of sectors including:
    • Mining, e.g. Downer EDI Mining
    • Building and development, e.g. NSW Master Builders’ Association
    • Major infrastructure, e.g. Sydney Water
    • Federal, state and local governments
  • Clear and concise writer
    • Editor of the National Stormwater Industry Association Bulletin (2011-present)
    • Editor of the Australian Association of Environmental Education Newsletter (2001-2005)

Publications Manager – Robyn Worthy
BA (Public Relations), BCom (Marketing)

Robyn joined the team in 2009 as a Personal Assistant to Mr Chris Gray. With a background in Marketing and Communications her role quickly expanded to include producing the Stormwater Industry Association monthly Bulletin, training documents, marketing collateral and proposals.

  • Publicity, Communications and Marketing within the Credit Union industry (1993–2000)
  • Communications Coordinator for stormwater community education campaign, University of NSW (2000-2001)
  • Copywriter and Communications for various organisations (2006-2009)
  • Publications Manager, GEMS Pty Ltd (2009-Present)
  • Training Consultant, GEMS Pty Ltd (2007-Present)
  • Responsible for:
    • Training documents
    • Marketing collateral
    • Business proposals