Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and has also obtained a Masters of Commerce (Professional Accounting) from the University of New England and advanced to Member status with the Institute of Public Accountants.

Bob has a diverse background in the defence and aviation sectors and has facilitated training in the defence aviation sector.

Jackie has a diverse and long-standing background in education with firsthand experience working with school children. She was a school teacher for 25 years and later worked in the Department of Education analysing the NSW school curriculum and how it corresponds with student learning.