Our Team

Shane Hardcastle

Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer

Shane co-founded InspirED (previously HSC in the Holidays) with his wife Kathryn in 2004. As a then PDHPE teacher and senior HSC marker, he saw a real need to help students and parents through stressful high-stakes testing events. He wears many hats at InspirED, but his favorite is being face-to-face with students and parents helping navigate the final years of high school to make great life and career choices.

Kathryn Hardcastle

Co-founder, Chief Operating Officer

Kathryn co-founded InspirED (previously HSC in the Holidays) with her husband Shane in 2004. In addition to her role as COO, Kathryn is a teacher, a school counsellor, a transformational life coach, and mother to four boys. On every level, Kathryn deeply understands the stresses and strains that high-stakes testing events place on children and families making her uniquely capable of creating effective solutions.

Alex McPhee

Executive Assistant

Alex has over 16 years of experience as an Executive Assistant and Office/Project Manager across a variety industries including entertainment, mining and sport, working primarily on Toyota's sponsorship of the AFL. She joined InspirED in May 2019 and loves helping students and parents achieve their best in their senior years!

Yasminka Nemet

Sales & Marketing Manager

Yasminka has over 25 years of global experience in connecting students and parents with the best education products and services. She joined InspirED because she is passionate about their mission to help high school students reach their full potential.

Carly Maloney

Event Manager

With over 20 years experience working on live events and festivals, Carly is passionate about creative new and immersive experiences. Having worked on events for numerous government agencies including Premier’s Department, Destination NSW and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, she now thrives on seeking out the most engaging presenters and new online trends for virtual gatherings.

Christine Turner

Project Manager

Christine has over 14 years experience in project management, specialising in IT software and hardware implementations. She has joined the InspirED team as she is passionate about using technology solutions to deliver great educational products readily and easily to all students and parents!


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