Meet Our Team
The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT) has kicked some big goals in the education and fitness industries since launching over 16 years ago. This can be attributed to the dedication of a group of outstanding professionals, who have driven our business growth and successful business outcomes, while keeping our students success as our first priority.
Kevin Kalinko – Director
Kevin has a strong emphasis on integrity of product and reputation, which is highlighted in AIPT’s service and course offerings. His impressive career portfolio includes senior management exposure in a wide range of private equity and publicly listed ASX top companies.
He has experience in the education, finance, strategy, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance industries, with his most recent role directing the operation of multiple national Registered Training Organisations since 2010.
Holding a Bachelor degree in Commerce and a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance, Kevin is a director of numerous not-for-profit and for-profit companies; and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Kylie Fahey – Group Chief Executive Officer
As the Group Chief Executive Officer of Foundation Education and AIPT, as well as a private higher education provider the Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy (IEFT), Kylie is a strong advocate for lifelong learning.
With extensive senior executive experience, Kylie’s drive and dedication has transcended across numerous sectors including education, government, health, civil Infrastructure and fitness.
Kylie was pivotal in establishing Foundation Education in 2011, which now offers over 60 courses and a bespoke eLearning platform.
Overseeing a diverse network of over 140 employees, 100 Campus Directors and industry stakeholders, Kylie is an inspirational leader and thrives on using her passion for the education sector to consistently increase student enrolments and improve organisational growth. As the financial year progresses into 2017, Kylie continues to lead the group’s expansion with diversification into CRICOS.
With a passion for fitness, Kylie is an avid mountain biker, and enjoys travel and dinner with friends. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds both a Masters of Business and an Undergraduate Degree in Health Sciences.
Adam Jacobs - Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer for AIPT, Adam Jacobs is responsible for ensuring that AIPT maintains its position as the pre-eminent provider of fitness education in Australia.
With a passion for strategy, business development and health and wellness education, Adam continues to drive company growth through campus, partner and student acquisition. This growth is underpinned by AIPT's primary mission, namely, to facilitate student outcomes - student graduation, student employment - and to set new industry standards in the student experience.
Prior to joining AIPT, Adam worked for a Sydney based corporate advisory house, working on a number of public and private transactions including initial public offerings, capital raisings, mergers, acquisitions and project financing, working across a broad range of industries including technology, resources, transport and logistics, and healthcare.
Adam is an avid rock climber, competes in clay pigeon shooting and has instructed martial arts in the Australian Security Industry for over 11 years. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales and a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment.
Bradley Low - General Manager of Education
With over 15 years’ experience in education and training, Bradley brings a wealth of knowledge to AIPT. Having held senior management positions with the University of Queensland Sports Association and Hockey Queensland, Bradley has sound strategic and operational ability to lead and engage his team to achieve beyond their potential.
In addition, Bradley has extensive experience in Vocational Education and Training policy as well as industry engagement through his work with the Queensland Industry Skills Body for Fitness, Sport and Recreation; and he currently sits on the state advisory committee of AUSTSWIM in Queensland as the Vice Chairperson.
Amongst his achievements are the successful implementation of significant state-wide Government funding initiatives in Queensland enabling over 1,000 workers to receive VET qualifications, and establishing the commercial operating framework for community education at Surf Lifesaving Queensland.
Hennie Stoltz - General Manager of Careers
Hennie is a key influencer with a high energy leadership approach and absolute focus on quality outcomes for AIPT students. Qualified in PC engineering, Hennie has 7 years solution selling experience in the education and telecommunications sectors across Australia and South Africa. Leading a team of high achieving Career Advisors, Hennie motivates and encourages continual training opportunities to develop the overall team skillset as a means of delivering quality solutions and advice for our students.
Matthew Hunt – Education Manager, Academic Faculties
Commencing his career in fitness, including running his own fitness and PT business in Brisbane, Matthew has been in the RTO industry for five years with his current role managing graduation and supporting students beyond their studies in order to ensure lifelong learning. Matthew also develops and manages opportunities for industry employers to access government funding to improve business operations and workforce retention and development.
Adding to Matthew’s career portfolio, he has completed a number of qualifications, including a Bachelor of Human Movement Science, a Bachelor of Education, a Diploma of Fitness, Certificate IV in Fitness and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment; providing him with a solid grasp of the needs of AIPT’ students.