Minister for Skills John Barilaro today announced the new look NSW TAFE Commission Board to guide the organization through a significant period of reform.

“TAFE NSW is a valued institution and has pockets of excellence but it has failed to keep pace with contemporary management practices and is not meeting needs of students and industry,” Mr Barilaro said.

“As the State’s leading provider of training to get people into jobs, there needs to be significant attention paid to the organisation and management of TAFE in order that it provides the best training, teaching and facilities for students.

“This Board brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to advise and work with the NSW Government to make TAFE NSW a more efficient, competitive, and effective training and education provider under the guidance of Chair Terry Charlton and recently-appointed Managing Director Jon Black,” Mr Barilaro said.

Newly appointed NSW TAFE Commission Board Members:

  • Emeritus Professor Joan Cooper – Chair, Academic Board of TAFE NSW Higher Education
  • Professor Annabelle Duncan – Vice-Chancellor and CEO of the University of New England
  • The Honorable Morris Iemma – former Premier, New South Wales
  • Ms Elizabeth McGregor – Institute Director, TAFE North Coast Institute
  • Mr Duncan Taylor – Chair, Cooma Universities Centre; NSW Government Rural and Remote Education Advisory Group
  • Mr Todd Williams – CEO, Regional Development Australia Hunter

Reappointed NSW TAFE Commission Board Members:

  • Ms Carolyn Burlew – Director, Carolyn Burlew Consulting
  • Mr Craig Pudig – Dispute Resolution and Litigation, Macquarie Group
  • Ms Justine Turnbull – Partner, Seyfarth Shaw Australia

Mr Barilaro thanked retiring Board members Professor Andrew Vann; Mr Mark McKenzie; Ms Melanie O’Connor; Mr Douglas Wright AM; and Mr Chris Tooher for their contributions to the TAFE Commission.

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