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Meet the College Owners

anne-and-shaneShane and Anne Botting

Shane and Anne Botting founded Global Training Institute in 2004 and are still actively running the College.  Anne  is a qualified and Registered Teacher with over 30 years of experience in teaching.  Shane is a qualified Civil/Structural Engineer with years of Management, Project Management and Business Development Experience. They both have extensive knowledge and ability in the areas of international education, and leadership and work closely to ensure all students can reach their goals.

International Education Association of Australia – (Professional Member)


Meet your Teachers and Support Team

When you complete your course with us here at GTI you will be working with a great team of Teachers, Tutors and administrative support staff. As our students come from many parts of the world, all staff are trained in English as an Additional Language and Cultural Diversity. This means that they can best help you to improve your skills and complete your course.

Your Teachers are dedicated and highly qualified, are knowledgeable and experienced in their fields, and are available to support and guide you with your study.


Mike MacDermott is an English teacher from Australia. He has been teaching English for 25 years and has been teaching Academic English at universities in Australia for 20 years to students from all over the world. When he is not teaching he tries to help his partner organize two crazy children, one very crazy dog and six completely crazy chickens. If there is any time left over, Mike loves surfing at one of the beautiful beaches here on the Sunshine Coast. He is really looking forward to helping students improve their English in the Certificate IV and Certificate IV Further Studies courses and preparing for English Tests like IELTS.


Mae is a specialist English language teacher having been a Director of Studies at nationally accredited Australian colleges for over 20 years. She has also written curricula for all levels of General English, as well as Cambridge, IELTS, TOEFL and TOEIC Exam preparation; and academic English courses in high school and university preparation.  Mae has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney and a Graduate Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages. Mae loves bush-walking, reading, watching films and listening to music. Above all she loves to travel and meet her students and their families around the world and experience different cultures and cuisines. Mae is looking forward to helping you reach your English language goals.


Hi I’m Beth, and I am a qualified, registered teacher with 27 years experience in teaching at Tertiary, High School and Primary School levels. I have a Degree in Asian Studies with a major in Japanese and English, a  Graduate Diploma of Education and TESOL qualification from Griffith University. I am currently studying Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.  I love working with High School Students.  I really enjoy singing as a hobby. I look forward to helping many High school Students to be ready to be successful at studying in an English Speaking Country.


Brea Robertson is a singer/songwriter, theatre worker, and English teacher from Australia. Brea grew up travelling around Australia in a caravan, so she can answer any questions you might have about snakes, crocodiles and kangaroos! Brea loves singing in the shower, trekking around the Himalayas, eating ice-cream and meeting new people from all over the world. At the moment she lives in Berlin, Germany, where she plays lots of music and teaches English to German children. She is really excited to be hosting the online Karaoke sessions, Let’s Chat and Game Time!


Mr Shane Botting is the Academic Manager for GTI.

As the co-owner of Global Training Institute, you can be assured that Shane has your best interest at heart when it comes to the quality of your training.

Shane is a qualified Civil/Structural Engineer, Workplace Teacher and Assessor, and has completed many Engineering, Business Development, and Management courses. Shane combines his knowledge with over 22 years’ experience in the business field.

Shane has spent the past 19 years training and coaching other Business Owners and Managers how to operate their businesses and organisations more effectively including, increasing their profits, reducing the hours they work, improving staff performance, leadership skills etc. Shane has also performed training programs for many Government Departments, Professional Associations, Companies, and Organisations.


Megan is one of our experienced English Teachers. She has lived in many areas of Australia including Darwin, Sydney, and currently lives on the Sunshine coast, Queensland. Megan is a qualified teacher. She has a Diploma of Teaching, a Bachelor of Education and a Graduate Certificate in TESOL. Megan has many years of teaching experience with the majority of time teaching English up to High School Level. Megan is also an accomplished pianist and enjoys playing music for relaxation. Megan’s other hobbies include gardening, bushwalking, walks on the beach and travelling. Megan is looking forward to helping you improve your English.


Support Staff

(Kathy Mackenzie)

Chinese Marketing Manager

Kathy is Chinese from Hong Kong and speaks Cantonese, Mandarin, and English. She has lived in Australia since 1994 and has gained a Bachelor of Social Science and a Diploma of Childcare and Education. She is committed to helping and assisting students, especially students with a learning problem or language barrier.


Japanese Marketing Manager


Web Administrator and Designer / IT


Administration / Support




Web and Graphic Designer/ IT

“We’re all here to help you succeed with your course.”