Minister for Skills John Barilaro today announced that Jon Black has been appointed Managing Director of TAFE NSW, following a competitive selection process. Minister for Skills John Barilaro

Mr Barilaro said Mr Black recently served as Director-General for the Departments of Environment and Heritage Protection, and for Energy and Water Supply.

“Jon has significant experience in skills and education, serving as Executive Director for Training Management in the Australian Army, where he was responsible for managing the Army’s individual officer and soldier training programs,” Mr Barilaro said.

“Earlier in his Army career, he was the Commanding Officer at the Royal Military College, Duntroon.

“We are excited to have Jon taking on the leadership of TAFE who will lead the organisation through to greater success as an efficient and competitive provider of top quality vocational education and training across NSW.

“Jon arrives at a time when TAFE is modernising the way it delivers quality education and training in a rapidly changing competitive world,” Mr Barilaro said.

Mr Black will work with industry, students and the community, who recognise the critical role TAFE plays, to guide TAFE through a significant era of transformation and will commence in his new role as Managing Director on 7 December 2015.​

Mr Black replaces Pam Christie who led an important organisation through a period of change and leaves a legacy of good governance and innovation.

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