Our Team

Head Office Team - Junee

At The Instruction Company, we value our excellent office team and their customer service skills and pride ourselves on providing a great experience for all your rail training needs.

Steve Deveson

Chief Executive Officer

Steve has been involved in the rail industry for 35 years, as a driver, operations manager and locomotive driver trainer. During this time he has acquired the skills, experience and qualifications to advise, develop and deliver a wide range of performance management solutions. Steve has coordinated, developed, delivered and assessed locomotive driver training for several rail operators. He has also been responsible for training needs analysis, competency assessment and performance management of a team of driver trainers. He has most recently been involved in the development and implementation of a competency based training and assessment methodology for a large national freight operator and was a member of the team that won the ANTA award for training excellence and the Australian Human Resources Institute award for organisational support and business processes. During his time with National Rail, Steve received a Chairman's Award in 1998 for his participation in developing National Rail's locomotive driver training scheme.

Paul Junck

Industry Consultant

Paul has been involved in the rail industry for many years, as a driver, operations manager and trainer. During this time he has acquired the skills, experience and qualifications to advise on, develop and deliver a wide range of performance management solutions. Paul is currently qualified to operate trains and deliver and assess training in NSW and Victoria. Prior to being with The Instruction Company Paul was working as Locomotive Driver Specialist for the National Rail Corporation (NRC) he was responsible for managing their major locomotive service centre in Melbourne. During his time with National Rail, Paul received two Chairman's Awards (1998 and 1999) and in 1999 was judged to be the Employee of the Year.

Mark Stevens

Rail Training Manager NSW

Mark is well known throughout the rail network for his extensive knowledge in the rail industry with particular attention to the signaling and train control fields. He also holds a high level of knowledge to conduct training and assessment in the infrastructure & safeworking fields throughout the NSW network. Mark has an excellent rapport with those throughout the rail industry and is particularly adept at facilitating on job training and assessment exercises in the field in real life situations, making the training totally transparent.

Richard Rose

Rail Trainer

Richard has been with our company for over 10 years. With his vast experience and knowledge in the rail infrastructure field, he is a valued member of our team. Richard has been the mainstay in The Instruction Company provision of track geometry training and assessment services to the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC). Richard can also provide training and assessment for all levels of infrastructure protection. No matter where and what your rail training needs may be, it is likely that Richard has conducted training and assessment services in your area. His knowledge and skills of NSW networks are second to none.

Vicki Searl

National RTO Quality & Compliance Manager

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Wayne Horton


Wayne has over 30 years' experience in the rail industry with knowledge covering all aspects of Rail Operations including Driving, shunting, Safeworking, train examination and Network Control to mention a few. Wayne has vast experience in the development of training packages to suit client needs. Over the years Wayne has developed a high level of professional training skills which allows him to deliver tailored training to meet each client's needs. Wayne is a trainer who is sought after in many occasions due to his nature and key training skills.

Mark Lidden

Rail Trainer

Mark has spent many years heading up training and assessment with a major rail operator in Junee NSW. He has an intricate knowledge of the rail corridor between Sydney and Melbourne and also extensive qualifications on the branch lines in the riverina region. Mark is versatile and professional in his approach to training and assessment and operators are always assured of a professional result. He holds extensive knowledge regarding all things diesel and air and enjoys being in his position as a Rail Trainer.