Our people

Ariel van Oudtshoorn

Consulting and Services

Ariel joined the SEQTA family many years ago, and has undertaken various roles with the changing needs of the business, including building the SEQTA Client Services department, and laying the groundwork for the SPS SEQTA Suite training and certification. Ariel is now relishing working in the consulting and services space, diversifying SPS’s offerings to meet the needs of schools in the 21st century.

Ariel also greatly enjoys parenting, music, food, gardening, knitting, language, and most forms of pedantry.

Beverley Britz

Manager, Operations

Beverley joined SEQTA Professional Services in 2015 after an 8 year career in new product development in the banking industry. She was involved with Mobile telecommunications industry (MTN) for 13 years where she undertook various roles, mainly performing a project management role, focussing on strategy with the view to create alternate revenue streams by formalising innovative partnerships, designing additional innovative products for development, delivery and training of users and technical support staff. Products were rolled out based on regulatory requirements into the local and African markets.

In her spare time she enjoys running, singing and spending time with her pets, family and friends and engaging in some voluntary work.

Heather Simkiss


Heather joined SEQTA Professional Services in January 2016 with over 20 years administration experience in various industries, ranging from banking and financial services through to church and educational service organisations. She has significant office management and executive assistant experience.

Heather loves the challenge of learning new crafts and spends time reading and caring for her family.

Jeremy Hetebry

Educational Reporting and Analytics Specialist

Jeremy joins SEQTA with more than 25-years’ experience across a variety of school roles. His extensive experience, combined with a broad spectrum of professional passions – including education, professional learning and learning analytics – makes him the perfect person to help schools get maximum value from SEQTA’s powerful analytics software.

When he’s away from the office, Jeremy is a sports buff, a long-suffering Freo Dockers fan, and a proud family man who loves holidays and food.

Kim Edwards

Senior Educational Consultant

Kim Edwards works as an Education Consultant for SEQTA Professional Services providing professional development for teachers and school leaders. Prior to her joining SEQTA in 2016, she was Deputy Principal and MYP Co-ordinator at Presbyterian Ladies’ College (PLC) in Perth for 11 years leading key changes at the school across that period.

Kim is a very experienced International Baccalaureate Workshop Leader, IBEN Lead Educator, School Visit Team Leader, Consultant and Field Representative, traveling widely across the Asia Pacific region working with schools and teachers. Kim is also a Concept-based Curriculum and Instruction trainer completing her accreditation with Professor Lynne Erickson in 2012. More recently Kim led the Visible Learning on-going feedback initiative at her school which was featured in the book by Professor John Hattie, titled ‘Visible Learning into Action – International Case Studies’.

Michelle Mathews

Senior Trainer

Michelle joined SEQTA Professional Services as a Senior Trainer with over 20 years experience in the education and training sectors both in Australia and overseas. Michelle has brought to SEQTA Professional Services experience in current training trends, curriculum development and training certification across international markets.

Michelle was awarded the “SEQTA Master Certification” in July 2016.

In her spare time Michelle likes reading and walking along with operating ‘Mum’s Taxi Service’.

Sharon Grosser

Coach and Co-founder of SEQTA

A lifelong passion for education and educators led Sharon from a career as a secondary English teacher, to co-founding SEQTA and a number of years in various operational roles. Since the heady days of day-to-day SEQTA operations, Sharon has accrued a vast skillset in mentoring, advocacy and professional coaching, including a Grad Dip in Coaching.

Sharon has a particular interest in supporting beginning and returning teachers, with a focus on personal wellbeing in the workplace.