Australian PEP Principals


Tim D'Arcy

Group Manager - Government Services

"The single major thing that I love about PEP is it’s the one learning program that consistently helps people work better. It is simple to deliver, and simple to put into place, but it has a significant impact on participants and the way they work.

"I have delivered PEP and execPEP for 10 years with thousands of hours coaching people to work better, mostly in the public sector. This has included people from the very top to the bottom of different organisations. Most of my work is now focused on working directly with senior managers and leaders, helping them be more productive. I am responsible for the quality of both the program and the facilitators who deliver it across Australia and New Zealand.

I have a Bachelor of Education and a Masters of Education (Adult Learning).

I would like to see PEP as the entry level program for all new employees so that they start their working life with the appropriate foundation for how to work productively, rather than PEP being an intervention when things have gone wrong."

Nicholas West

Managing Partner – Australian Corporate

Nicolas has been an active contributor to corporate Australia across a number of senior roles and industry verticals. These roles have been focussed on the development and management of national teams. As a result of holding the positions of Operations Manager AU/NZ and National Corporate Account Director Australia, Nicolas brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his role as joint Managing Partner in the Corporate Australia business. 

Prior to joining PEP, Nicolas was Group National Development and Strategy Manager for Franklyn Scholar from Nov 2008 – 2013 and Director of Education Services for UXC Pty Ltd. from 2003 – 2008. Both roles required incorporation of operational objectives, strategic objectives, and product development, whilst leading national teams to consistently deliver excellence to key clients within government, corporate, companies and industry associations.

Simon Nicholls

Managing Partner – Australian Corporate

Prior to becoming joint Managing Partner in the Corporate Australia business, Simon was responsible for PEP’s Business Development activities in Queensland and Northern Territory. Throughout his career Simon has gained significant public and private sector experience as a result of holding a number of senior management, business development and operational roles in organisations as diverse as Franklyn Scholar, TAFE Queensland, Retail Food Group and GTA Human Resources.

Simon’s current and past clients include Origin Energy, Virgin Australia, QLD Health, QLD TAFE, City of Gold Coast, NSW TAFE, AirServices Australia, Goodstart Early Learning, IKEA, Domino’s Pizza Enterprises, Barbeques Galore, and Gloria Jeans Coffees.

With over twenty five years’ experience in the service and training sectors in senior management and consultancy based roles, Simon is well equipped to assist businesses to optimise workforce capability, productivity and profitability.