About Us

Scott Gist

CEO

Scott is a dynamic professional with extensive small business experience. Initially educated as an automotive tradesperson, Scott’s natural business acumen saw him graduate from James Cook University with a Degree in Economics, mastering in small business.

Following university, Scott was employed in the public sector with Queensland Treasury which afforded Scott the opportunity to excel as a professional Economist.

Scott’s strong business acumen led him to commence his own automotive repair business in 2005 and his first training academy in 2010.

In 2015, Scott and his long term business colleague Gary, commenced a new training academy, Brisbane Professional College specialising in the delivery of Business and Automotive courses. The City Campus of BPC is located at Level 5, 67 Astor Terrace Spring Hill Brisbane. In response to the demand for automotive courses, BPC utilises Scott’s long term successful automotive repair business, Supreme Automotive, located in the inner Brisbane west industrial suburb of Seventeen Mile Rocks Brisbane as the practical training facility for international students studying to become an Automotive Technician.

Gurpreet (Gary) Badesha

Principal

Gary has extensive experience within the automotive repair and business sectors both locally and internationally. AS a qualified automotive technician, Gary spent most of his post trade years developing further skills within the automotive industry with a strong focus on small business development.

Further to the automotive studies, Gary was educated in a range of business and management disciplines which enabled Gary to secure high ranking managerial roles in a range of organisations, including his first Trainer and Assessor role in 2014.

During 2015, Gary was instrumental in the foundation of a new business training facility in Brisbane with his colleague Scott which saw the commencement of Brisbane Professional College which offers courses to both domestic and international students.

Mr. Richard Turner J.P. (Qual)

Trainer

Richard has owned and managed RTOs since his entry to the Vocational Education and Training sector in 1996. He understands the challenges faced by VET professionals. He has provided advice and guidance to dozens of RTOs throughout Australia and built a proven track record in all aspects of Vocational Education and Training.

Richard’s goal is to coach and empower clients to achieve a business culture of continuous improvement and professional development. The ongoing viability and sustained growth of his clients is foremost in the business philosophy of Richard Turner.

Harsimrat Badesha

Administration Officer

Simrat holds a Bachelor of Science (Nursing) degree and worked in major international hospitals following graduation. After several years working in senior nursing roles at Oswal Cancer Hospital, Simrat was approached by PMI hospital to undertake vocational training of the student nurses and enrolled nurses during their practical placements.

Simrat’s medical skills and vocational experience compliment the BPC team by supporting the administration function of the College in conjunction with ensuring any of the Student’s first aid medical needs are addressed.

Ellen Gist

Financial Controller

Ellen has worked in a range of senior administration roles in both the public and private sector before undertaking training as a Book Keeper. After many years of maintaining the financial accounts of various small businesses, it was natural for Ellen to join Brisbane Professional College as the Financial Controller.

Victor Bueno

Marketing Manager

Victor holds a Bachelor of Administration. Following graduation, Victor spent more than 10 years overseas developing strategies and communication plans for a variety of businesses in South America before relocating to Brisbane to accept a role as Business Marketing Manager and Trainer with Brisbane Professional College. Victor is a vibrant and passionate worker who believes that quality education is the key point for success.