Mr Ian Hill (Chairman)
Mr Hill has had experience as a senior executive within the training sector, having previously held the position of Chief Executive, Department of Training. Mr Hill has played a leadership role at both state and national level in the development of the Vocational Education and Training system. Mr Hill is a strong advocate for the flexible delivery of education, life-long learning and global education and training.
Ms Barbara-Anne Brown
Ms Brown has significant experience in the VET sector in Western Australia with over nine years’ experience in senior managerial roles including the Assistant Director, Training Design and Standards, WA Police Force. Ms Brown has practical expertise in the management of a training provider and a detailed understanding of current regulatory and quality assurance arrangements within VET. Ms Brown also has previous board experience including involvement in several voluntary board positions. Ms Brown is currently the Project Officer, Regional WA, WA Police Force.
Ms Lyn Farrell
Ms Farrell has significant experience in the VET sector in Western Australia with over 25 years’ experience in senior executive and management roles within higher education, TAFE and private training providers including Managing Director of a regional TAFE College. Ms Farrell is located in regional Western Australia (Bunbury). Ms Farrell has a detailed understanding of quality assurance arrangements in the VET sector, experience in the management of a large training provider and a private training provider. Ms Farrell also has extensive board experience and is the past Chair of the Remote and Regional Women’s Network. Ms Farrell is currently the Dean, South West Campus, Edith Cowan University.
Mr Neil Fernandes
Mr Fernandes has over 25 years' experience in the VET sector and is a strong advocate for education and training in Western Australia. Mr Fernandes was the Managing Director of Central Institute of Technology from 2005 until April 2016, a public training provider. He has held a number of senior executive roles, including the Deputy Director General (Training) in the former Department of Education and Training. In his role as the Managing Director he had responsibility for the leadership and management of the largest public provider in Western Australia, which included an extensive program of training delivery in areas such as engineering, science, technology and art and design. Mr Fernandes has a detailed knowledge and understanding of quality assurance arrangements in the VET sector, along with practical experience in policy, strategy, and the management of a large training provider.
Ms Louise Hillman
Ms Hillman has significant experience in the VET sector in Western Australia including over 30 years in the public, private and community sectors. Ms Hillman's experience covers a broad range of roles including training administration, course development, compliance and training delivery in both the TAFE and private sectors. Ms Hillman is located in a regional area within Western Australia and currently works part time for a community based private RTO. Ms Hillman has an understanding of regulatory arrangements in the VET sector and also has practical management experience within an RTO.
Ms Jill Jamieson
Ms Jamieson has significant experience in the VET sector in Western Australia including over 15 years in senior executive and management roles including Managing Director, Polytechnic West (eastern metropolitan TAFE campuses). In her role as the Managing Director she had responsibility for the leadership, management and operation of a large public training provider. Other VET executive roles held include General Manager, Challenger Institute of Technology, and Director, Teaching and Learning, Swan TAFE. Ms Jamieson’s experience includes a detailed understanding of quality assurance arrangements in the VET sector, the practical implementation of national and state government VET policy settings and responding to the workforce development needs across a wide range of industry sectors. Ms Jamieson also has extensive governance experience in both executive and non-executive roles, and is currently a non-executive director of two not for profit organisations.
Ms Siobhán Mulvey
Ms Mulvey has significant experience in the VET sector for the Western Australian government, including over 20 years in senior executive and management roles that included responsibility for academic leadership and best practice across the publicly and privately funded VET sectors. The roles also included responsibility for funding and performance of TAFE colleges; policy development, research and evaluation; and corporate communications and marketing for the State Government school and training systems. Ms Mulvey also has experience in private enterprise having previously held the role of Rio Tinto General Manager HR, Training and Development and HR Planning and Capability and a Partner with Black House Consulting. Ms Mulvey is currently the Executive Director, Workforce and Organisational Development, Health Support Services.