Our People

Shane Collison

Founder/Managing Director

Shane was co-founder of ICON Business Group, a leading private venture capital organisation founded in Newcastle in 2006 before founding company Learning Cloud Australia, Learning Cloud New Zealand and Learning Cloud Ireland in 2013.

We believe in breaking out of the confines of traditional classroom learning and allowing yourself the freedom to pursue your dreams. We deliver a quality service by empowering our employees and we facilitate and monitor customer feedback to continually improve the student experience through innovation.

Shane has won the Yellow Pages Fastest Growing Companies Young Entrepreneur of the year award along with:

  • Fastest Growing Education and Training Business
  • Fastest Growing Export
  • Fastest Growing three year old enterprise.
With 10s of thousands of students globally, Learning Cloud Group has continued to grow and currently operates in six offices across 3 countries including Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland with further expansion planned for Scotland and Canada. Learning Cloud is the disruptor in the industry, designed with the learner experience and administrative agility at the forefront.

Specialties: Brand Development, Online Marketing, Advertising/Communication, web design, mergers and acquisitions, business development, systems administration, corporate governance

Jasmine Erridge

Chief Culture Officer

An inspirational leader with a passion for supporting others to exceed their goals and find their vision in life.

She specialises in motivation, opportunities and visible results. I develop and engage my staff and students with counselling skills, psychology techniques and a genuine empathy for others. Trained in Counselling, Psychology, Personnel Management and Hypnotherapy with over 10 years experience. Her area of specialty is people.

Carlyle Cousins

Chief Financial Officer

Carlyle holds a Bachelor of Commerce and has more than 10 years’ experience in in the provision of financial accounting. Carlyle is also a staff-member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Carlyle will be instrumental in the groups global finance and accounting strategies as well as accounting automation and best business practice

Brett Wiggins

Group Legal Manager

Brett is a highly experienced solicitor who has practiced for over 20 years. His extensive knowledge in areas of law that involve a business aspect is one of his greatest strengths.

Tracy Dyer


Originally from sunny Florida, USA, Tracy immigrated to Australia ten years ago. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Florida and a Double Master’s Degree in Education and Science. Her family in America live on a large farm and own a stud and grooming business. Since moving to Australia, she has taught in the Catholic School system for eight years and tutored for online courses for seven years. Her husband is an Arborist and together they have two little girls, ages 2 and 1.


  • Bachelor's of Science- Biology (human and animal double degree with honours)
  • Master's of Education- Mathematics and Life Sciences (health, nutrition, physiology)
  • Cert IV- Training and Assessment
  • Pre-doctoral studies: Marine studies
  • Industry experience:

  • Hospitality/Bar manager/Retail Sales manager- 8 years
  • Owner, operator, accountant of a small business- 5 years-present
  • Teacher- Secondary education 10 years-present
  • Online tutor/marker 7 years-present
  • Other experience:

  • Family owns a horse stud ranch/grooming business.
  • Experience all of my life with various animals
  • Own, use, and sell essential oils for aromatherapy
  • Hobby photography study and use for 15+ years