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NEWS / Congratulations

2016

Jo Fisher Executive would like to publicly congratulate some of the successful candidates that we have recently placed.

Sonya Smart is the new Chief Executive Officer of Villa Maria Catholic Homes

Sonya Smart is the new Chief Executive Officer of Villa Maria Catholic Homes. Sonya was previously Chief Executive Officer at Catholic Homes Incorporated where she was responsible for 400 staff, 120 volunteers, seven residential facilities, home care services, five retirement villages, and two wellness centres. In this role, she oversaw an improvement in the organisation’s financial position, achieved full accreditation and industry awards for best practice, and improved overall staff engagement and retention. Prior to this, Sonya was employed at Southern Cross Care WA, most recently as Chief Manager Residential Care Services, where she managed 450 health care professionals, and oversaw seven metro aged care facilities and three regional and remote aged care services, two psychiatric hostels and two psychogeriatric units. Also at Southern Cross Care WA, Sonya was Chief Manager Community Care Services, and earlier in her career, Sonya was employed at Perth Home Care Services in business development and community care positions.


Margot Johnson is the new Director, Office of Medical Cannabis at the Department of Health & Human Services

Margot Johnson is the new Director, Office of Medical Cannabis at the Department of Health & Human Services. Margot has over 25 years’ experience in government regulatory agencies as a lawyer and regulator. In her most recent role as Director Legal Services, General Counsel with the Taxi Services Commission since 2014 Margot led a team of 30 lawyers, investigators and administrative staff whose role is to investigate fraud and regulatory breaches, conduct prosecutions and general litigation, and make administrative decisions in relation to the licensing and accreditation of industry participants. Prior to this, Margot spent 16 years with the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) and its predecessors. During her time at the VCGLR Margot also undertook two secondments of note, one as Senior Advisor Legal and Regulatory Policy to the Gambling Licences Project and the other as Senior Advisor to the Gambling and Liquor Integration Project.


Melinda Smith is the new Human Resources Manager at Fed Square

Melinda Smith is the new General Manager Human Resources at Fed Square. Melinda’s most recent role prior to joining Fed Square was as was People & Development Manager at Allens Linklaters, where she oversaw the HR needs of 300 plus people spread across Australia, Asia, including Vietnam and Singapore. Prior to this Melinda was People & Development Relationship Manager for ASIC where she operated in a true generalist HR role, during which she was tasked with undertaking performance management reviews, recruitment, cultural surveys and a substantial amount of training and development and team building. Melinda also worked for Spotless as a Senior HR Manager at the MCG, which involved looking after the HR needs of around 100 full time employees and 2000 casuals. Earlier in her career Melinda worked for the Australian Federal Police as a HR Consultant based in Victoria.


Caroline Pitcher is the new General Manager Commercial and Marketing Communications at Fed Square

Caroline Pitcher is the new General Manager Commercial and Marketing Communications at Fed Square. Prior to this appointment Caroline was the National General Manager, Film & Television Post Production at Deluxe Australia. Caroline joined Omnilab Media in 2009 (acquired by Deluxe in 2012) as Director of Marketing and Enterprise Solutions where she managed the marketing, business development teams and resources of the Group. Prior to this Caroline was Chief Executive Officer of Ausfilm where she was responsible for increasing foreign interest in Australia as a destination for screen production. Caroline initially joined the film industry as General Manager of Film Victoria's Melbourne Film Office, having previously held a range of marketing and operations roles at organisations including Parks Victoria and the Royal Botanic Gardens. She is a Board Member of Film Victoria, the immediate past President of the Screen Services Association of Victoria and a recently retired Board Member of Ausfillm following a 12 year involvement with the incorporation.


Tim Coltman is the new Dean, Waikato Management School at the University of Waikato

Professor Tim Coltman is the new Dean, Waikato Management School at the University of Waikato. Tim’s joins the University of Waikato, following a long history at the University of Wollongong where he commenced as a Lecturer in 2001. During his time there he held an Australian Research Council Research Fellowship from 2006 to 2008 and as an Associate Professor in 2007 founded the Centre for Business Service Science to create new opportunities for high performing staff to collaborate. In 2009 he became the Founding Co-Director of the Institute for Innovation in Business and Social Research (IIBSOR), taking the role of Director in 2012 to 2014. More recently, Tim was a senior member of the management team leading the programme on Managing Innovation in the Australian Steel Manufacturing Research Hub, Industrial Transformation Research Hub. Tim’s research interests are in the areas of innovation management, strategic alignment and operations strategy. He has published over 100 journal articles and conference papers and raised more than $5 million in research funding.


Professor Steve Warburton is the new Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Digital Futures) at Victoria University of Wellington

Professor Steven Warburton is the new Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Digital Futures) at Victoria University of Wellington. Prior to this appointment Steven was Head of Department of Technology Enhanced Learning within the Division of Academic Affairs at the University of Surrey. In this role he led the strategic vision for the digital learning environment and inclusive online learning strategy at the University. Earlier in his career Steven was Senior Lecturer in Technology Enhanced Learning at the University of London, and Educational Technology and ICT Manager, Associate Learning and Teaching Coordinator at King’s College London. He has led and cooperated on a range of national and European projects and recently he has been working on design patterns, digital literacy, mobile learning, open educational resources and business models for scalable online learning.


Associate Professor Catherine Althaus-Kaefer is the new Associate Dean Academic at the Australia and New Zealand School of Government

Associate Professor Catherine Althaus is the new Associate Dean (Academic) at the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG). Prior to joining ANZSOG Catherine was Director, School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria, Canada. Over the course of her career Catherine has held a number of policy posts in the Queensland Government within the Treasury department and Queensland Office of the Cabinet. She has also acted as an economics and public policy consultant for a range of clients across Canada and Australia. Her academic training is in economics, politics and public policy and she completed postdoctoral research as an ANZSOG Postdoctoral Fellow at the Australian National University, Canberra. During 2014-15 Catherine was on sabbatical as Visiting Fellow with the School of Politics and International Relations at Griffith University and Visiting Scholar with the Las Casas Institute at Oxford, England.


Professor Lori Lockyer is the new Dean of the Graduate Research School at the University of Technology Sydney

Professor Lori Lockyer is the new Dean of the Graduate Research School at the University of Technology Sydney. Lori is an internationally recognised leader in educational technology and educational research methods, and has published over 100 book chapters, journal articles and conference papers. She joins UTS after spending the past 4 years at Macquarie University where she was concurrently the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Chair in Teacher Education and Head of the School of Education. Earlier in her career Lori was based at the University of Wollongong where she held a number of roles including the foundation Director of Educational Development for the Graduate School of Medicine and the Associate Dean Research and Graduate in the Faculty of Education.


Peter Bertolus is the new Employee Strategic Relations Lead at Victoria University

Peter Bertolus is the new Employee Strategic Relations Lead at Victoria University. Peter has held a variety of strategic human and industrial relations related roles over the course of his career, gaining experience from state government authorities, local government organisation in addition to his private sector work. Most recently Peter held the role of Manager Employee Relations at the CFA, and prior to that he was Acting CEO at Moira Shire council over an 8 month period after initially joining them as a HR Manager. Earlier in his career Peter worked for SPC Ardmona as Group ER/HR Manager where he played a key role in helping the company transform from SPC to SPC/Ardmona and finally in the transition into CCA.


Louise Salter is the new Director Planning, Policy & Programs at Ambulance Victoria

Louise Salter is the new Director Planning, Policy & Programs at Ambulance Victoria. Prior to this appointment, Louise had been employed by the CFA since 2009. In her most recent role as Program Manager Growth Programs, she oversaw oversee the recruitment, training and deployment of hundreds of new firefighters, along with a significant capital works program. Louise also managed a Department Project Management Office, involving the mentoring of project managers, development of business cases and portfolio reporting. Prior to this she led a program to roll out a training model for incident management personnel across 5 agencies and was involved in operationalising policy from the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission. Earlier in her career Louise worked for the Department of Sustainability and Environment as a Partnerships Officer where she was involved in planning and strategy, working closely with the CFA and fire agencies from other jurisdictions.


Maryanne Jacobs is the new Director of Operations NSW/WA at MacKillop Family Services

Maryanne Jacobs is the new Director of Operations NSW/WA at MacKillop Family Services. A qualified psychologist, Maryanne combines an in-depth understanding of child, youth and residential services with operational expertise and experience. Before joining MacKillop, Maryanne was Operations Manager, Out of Home Care at UnitingCare Burnside, where she led the delivery of foster care, residential care, family preservation, restoration and aftercare. In this role Maryanne jointly led the establishment of a local Aboriginal Child and Family Centre, doubled the size of Uniting’s Out of Home Care programs, and led a comprehensive reform process. Prior to this, Maryanne was Operations Manager at Unifam, where she was responsible for supervising Regional Managers, key stakeholder engagement, and collaboration on family service projects. From 1996 to 2007, Maryanne was employed at Anglicare in a variety of roles including Change Facilitator/ Manager Organisational Development, Occupational Health and Safety Officer and Manager Youth Services.


Professor Scott Paris is the new Director, Policy Research and Practice at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Professor Scott Paris is the new Director, Policy Research and Practice at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). Prior to joining ACER Scott held the position of Vice President of Research at Educational Testing Service (ETS) in Princeton New Jersey where he was responsible for the overall leadership and direction for assessment research and capability development. Preceding this Scott was the Head, Centre for Research on Pedagogy and Practice with the National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore, where he focused on understanding the connections between research agenda and national policy. Earlier in his career Scott was a Professor within the Department of Psychology and School of Education at the University of Michigan. Scott has published twelve books and written more than one hundred and thirty book chapters and research articles with a focus on cognitive development, reading, assessment, metacognition, learning in museums, and self-regulated learning. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, Society for Research in Child Development, and the American Educational Research Association.


Professor Steven Larkin is the new Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Education and Research at the University of Newcastle

Professor Steven Larkin is the new Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Education and Research at the University of Newcastle. For the previous seven years Steven has held the role of Pro Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Leadership and Director at the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education at Charles Darwin University (CDU). In this role he provided leadership and a strategic framework to support CDU in becoming a leader in Indigenous education. He was previously Head of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, and has held prior senior positions in government, including two Assistant Secretary roles, and CEO of NACCHO, and serves on numerous national advisory committees in Indigenous Affairs. Steven is a member of the Australian Institute of Management, the Indigenous Social Workers Association, the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association and a Board Member of the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Coalition.


Stewart Gill is the new Head of Queen’s College at the University of Melbourne

Stewart Gill is the new Head of Queen’s College at the University of Melbourne. Stewart is a well-respected leader within university residential colleges, and possesses significant leadership experience and commercial acumen. Since 2005, Stewart has been Principal of Emmanuel College at the University of Queensland, where he is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics. He is the founding Chairman of the Pacific Asia Network of Canadian Studies and a Director at Large of the International Council for Canadian Studies based in Ottawa. Prior to moving to Queensland Stewart held a number of roles at the University of Melbourne including Dean and Deputy Warden, Trinity College, and Warden at Ridley College. Stewart currently sits on the advisory boards of a number of international journals. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a director of a number of not-for-profits including the Global Foundation and the Anglican Relief Development Fund. In 2016 Stewart was elected President of the International Council for Canadian Studies, and was honoured with a Medal of the Order of Australia for his service to tertiary education and the community.


Ian Sargent is the new Executive Director Finance and Commercial and Chief Financial Officer at Parks Victoria

Ian Sargent is the new Executive Director Finance and Commercial and Chief Financial Officer at Parks Victoria. With a career spanning finance, strategy and change management roles throughout both the public and private sectors, Ian is an experienced CFO with a strong understanding of operating within a government agency. Most recently Ian was interim CFO at Barwon Health, and previously was employed by WorkSafe over an 11 year period in a number of senior roles, including CFO, Senior Executive (Premium Division), Acting Executive Director HR and Change Management, Acting Executive Director Marketing Communications and Acting Executive Director Risk & Corporate Strategy. Earlier in his career, Ian worked for a number of years in the energy sector for the likes of Alinta / United Energy, Multinet Gas and the Gas & Fuel Corporation in Financial Controller, Manager Corporate Finance and Treasurer related roles.


Heather Smith is the new Implementation Manager at icare

Heather Smith is the new Implementation Manager at icare. Prior to joining icare Heather was Integration Manager at Save the Children Australia, where she led the merger between Good Beginnings Australia and Save the Children Australia. Originally joining Good Beginnings in 2009 as National Operationas Manager, Heather previously led the delivery of all back office operations for the organisation including establishing a new operating structure to align with program quality standards. Heather then assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer during which she oversaw program delivery and support operations, in addition to developing a strategic and planning framework. Earlier in her career, Heather assumed a number of workplace health and safety positions within the insurance sector, joining CGU Insurance in 2006 as National Operations Manager Safety and Risk Consulting Services of the Workers Compensation Division.


Leigh McJames is the new Chief Executive Officer at Albury Wodonga Health

Leigh McJames is the new Chief Executive Officer at Albury Wodonga Health (AWH). Leigh has had a diverse senior Government career spanning all levels of the Defence and Health sectors. He is a former employee of AWH, having joined the organisation in 2009 as Transition Manager, after which he assumed the role of Executive Director for Corporate Support. After leaving AWH Leigh was the General Manager/Chief Executive Officer for the National Blood Authority Australia (NBA). Earlier in his career Leigh was an Army officer, in addition to undertaking a number of projects within the Defence sector.


Dale Fraser is the new Chief Executive Officer at Ballarat Health Services

Dale Fraser is the new Chief Executive Officer at Ballarat Health Services (BHS). Dale joins BHS after three years as the concurrent Chief Executive Officer at Goulburn Valley Health, Yea District Hospital & Nathalia District Hospital where he reported to three independently appointed boards. During this period Dale liaised extensively with the Department of Health, other government bodies and the community to ensure a high quality of service delivery. Prior to this, Dale was the Chief Financial Officer and Director, Planning and Resources at Barwon Health where he held corporate responsibility for a range of functions critical to the operation of the health service. Dale is a former employee of Ballarat Health Service, having worked as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director, Finance and Information Management between 1997 and 2010.


Leon Clark is the new Chief Medical Advisor at icare

Leon is the new Chief Medical Advisor at icare. Leon is a seasoned medical professional and leader with experience across public and private health, quality and safety, clinical innovation, and research. A qualified obstetrician and gynaecologist, Leon started his hospital management career at Sydney Adventist Hospital (SAH) as Medical Executive Officer, before being appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2002. In his most recent role as Group Chief Executive Officer at Adventist HealthCare Ltd Leon led the transformation of health services at SAH to improve outcomes for staff and patients, and developed a number of critical initiatives.


Chris Colquhoun is the new Chief Medical Officer at icare

Chris Colquhoun is the new Chief Medical Officer at icare. A clinical Occupational Physician and senior executive, Chris is regarded as an expert in leadership, governance, quality, assessment, clinical, immigration, and health costing. Prior to his appointment at icare, Chris was NSW/ACT/VIC Regional Medical Director at Sonic HealthPlus, and concurrently held the role of Chief Medical Officer for Immigration Medical Assessments, Disability Support Pension Medical Assessments, and the Department of Justice and Regulation. Earlier in his career Chris held a number of roles at Medibank Health Solutions including Lead Medical Officer of the Commonwealth, and NSW/ACT Regional Clinical Director Workplace Health.


Anne Marie Hadley is the new Chief Experience Officer at Monash Health

Anne Marie Hadley is the new Chief Experience Officer at Monash Health. Anne possesses extensive experience in the health sector, and a strong understanding of information management and technological strategy. Prior to this appointment Anne was Lead Organisational Change and Benefits for the Sunshine Coast Hospital Project where she was focused on shaping patient experience through strategic planning and assessment. Previously, Anne Marie held senior executive positions across a variety of health organisations including as Chief Information Officer at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, Chief Information Officer for Northern Sydney Central Coast Health and Director Clinical Application Support Unit at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.


Belinda Moyes is the new Chief Executive Officer at Barwon Health

Belinda is the new Chief Executive Officer at Barwon Health. Possessing significant experience in both private and public health, Belinda is highly regarded in the public health sector and has assumed a number of senior positions within both the South Australian and Victorian Public Service. Most recently Belinda was Chief Executive Officer of the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network. Prior to being appointed to SALHN, Belinda was the Chief Executive Officer of all the country hospitals in South Australia – the Country Health South Australia Local Health Network. Earlier in her career Belinda held a variety of roles within the Department of Human Services (VIC) including Chief Nursing Advisor/Director, Nurse Policy Branch and Chair of the National Nursing & Nursing Education Taskforce.


Megan Main is the new Chief Executive Officer at NZ Health Partnerships

Megan has recently been appointed as Chief Executive Officer at NZ Health Partnerships. Megan is a commercially focused CEO who founded her career in the FMCG sector and has gone onto achieve excellent results as a CEO at HPV. Megan understands the government machinations whilst maintaining a commercial and strategic focus. Megan was previously Chief Executive Officer at Health Purchasing Victoria where she developed and achieved Ministerial approval of a new five year Strategic Plan and devised and implemented a new engagement process for senior clinical input. Megan was also instrumental in increasing HPV’s statewide contracts from $200m p.a. to over $750m p.a. in seven years, delivered over $250m in cumulative benefits, introduced regular customised communications for various stakeholder groups, secured additional funding, and renewed governance and risk management processes and policies. Prior to this, Megan was Director Supply Chain at Alfred Health where she managed 45 staff and an operating budget of $20m. In this role, she had ownership of overall tendering and contracting policy and practice across Alfred Health and compliance through education and provision of support, as well as responsibility for all major outsourced non-clinical services. Originally joining in 2005, Megan was Supply Chain Manager where she managed procurement, warehousing, distribution, reporting and systems.


Will Morton is the new Manager, Improvement & Program Integration at City of Melbourne

Will Morton has been appointed as the Manager, Improvement & Program Integration at City of Melbourne. Preceding this appointment Will was the Director of his a Private Consulting Organisation he founded, Headbench Consulting where he worked with clients to develop and implement strategic projects across business strategy, technology solutions, program advisory, process improvement, market entry and business expansion. Most recently he was engaged to create a portfolio view and resource estimate for projects and improvement initiatives, work with a commercial strategy team and facilitate growth plans and delivery of SaaS, iOS and Android solutions. In 2010 Will was engaged to drive the improvement program for the AHPRA. In this role, reporting to the Director of Business Improvement and CEO, Will worked across the core business areas to develop multiyear improvement roadmaps, planned, justified and provided oversight of the improvement program, established a Program Management Office and built a team of process and change management experts. Moreover he has also held titles with Intelematics Australia as their General Manager, Strategy and Finance and with KPMG Consulting as a Manager.


Dominic Schuster is the new Director, Government Relations at the Department of Family and Community Services

Dominic Schuster has recently been appointed as the Director, Government Relations for the Department of Family and Community Services, New South Wales. Dominic has a deep knowledge of government, and a proven record in stakeholder relations and policy development and implementation. Preceding this appointment Dominic held several titles with the NSW Treasury since 2009, most recently as Director, Disability Services Transfer Unit. In this position he was tasked with developing and implementing a program to transition the provision of disability and community care services to the non-government sector. Prior to this appointment Dominic held a Senior Policy Advisor role, assisting the NSW Treasurer in policy advice across the infrastructure strategy program, privatisation program and the electricity, water and natural resource sector. Dominic was also the Director of the Commercial Assets team for five years since his commencement in 2009, where he managed the government’s shareholder interest in commercial business. Furthermore, earlier in his career Dominic managed price regulation, trade practices and competition policy for the Sydney Airport Corporation and implemented the Commonwealth's privatisation agenda.


Scott Grimshaw is the new General Manager, Australian Operations at iMedx

Scott Grimshaw has recently been appointed as the new General Manager, Australian Operations for iMedx. Scott is a highly successful values based leader with broad based expertise in finance & strategy, business development and operations within regulated industries. Moreover, he has a proven ability to understand and leverage key business drivers to develop successful businesses. Prior to this appointment Scott held multiple titles for The Warranty Group Australasia, most recently as Managing Director and Appointed Agent (Virginia Surety). In this position he was responsible for planning, leading and directing activities to achieve targets and standards for financial, service, quality, culture and compliance with internal standards and local legislative requirements. Preceding this appointment he held titles including General Manager Sales where he developed new sales strategy to profitably grow the business focused around appliance and technology retailers and National Business Development Manager where he was responsible for the growth and development of extended warranty programs. Furthermore, Scott is experienced in proposal development, negotiation and financial outcomes, having held the title of Interim Chief Financial Officer for Close the Loop Ltd and Immersion Technologies International.


Leonie Boxtel is the new Director, Development and Alumni Relations at RMIT University

Leonie Boxtel has been appointed as RMIT University’s new Director, Development and Alumni Relations. Previously, working as an independent consultant in the higher education sector, Leonie has demonstrable experience across developing alumni engagement strategies, managing fundraising communications, overseeing and executing annual giving and donor stewardship projects as well as undertaking program and operational reviews for universities, companies and government. Prior to this Leonie was the Director, Alumni Relations and Communications, Advancement for the University of Melbourne where she was a member of the Senior Advancement Leadership team and held responsibility for critical communications and stakeholder engagement functions. Preceding this appointment Leonie was the Director, Alumni Relations, and Advancement at Monash University and was part of a newly established Advancement leadership team where she established the Alumni Relations unit. Moreover, earlier in her career Leonie managed the Australia-Japan Foundation, overseeing a budget of AUD$5 million to promote strategic bilateral relationships and build long term advocates for Australia in Japan.


Chelsea Hampel is the new Director of Business Strategy at the Department of Family and Community Services

Chelsea Hampel has been appointed as the Director of Business Strategy for the Department of Family and Community Services, New South Wales. For the past decade Chelsea has held various strategy, planning, reform and performance roles at the Roads and Maritime Services (previously the Road and Traffic Authority). Most recently Chelsea assumed the title of Acting General Manager Planning and Performance Branch where she was responsible for the corporate planning and performance function. This included the oversight of the development of the RMS Strategy and Delivery Plan, executive dashboard development and monthly performance reporting for RMS and its Divisions. She has previously held General Manager Responsibilities for the business strategy portfolio, dealing with oversight of financial, planning, WHS, technology and governance matters. Additionally Chelsea has led several project based initiatives involving stakeholder management, strategic analysis and policy development, development of governance frameworks, and business improvement. Throughout her time in the agency Chelsea has successfully introduced significant policy changes, established a Committee to provide strategic oversight of key infrastructure and obtained significant funding for online and customer service projects. Earlier in her career Chelsea worked in a number of policy related positions across Australia and the UK which involved working across a diverse range of portfolios relating to finance, immigration and multicultural affairs, women and business.


Craig Sherrin is the new President, Taylor’s College at Taylor’s Education Group

Craig Sherrin has been appointed as the new President, Taylor’s College for Taylor’s Education Group. Craig is an experienced operational and change management professional, with proven project management and institutional development skills within the tertiary sector. Until 2014, Craig was the Chief Executive Officer of the Emirates Driving Company (EDC) where he led 491 staff and 70,000 students each year, and provided quality driver education. Preceding this appointment he was the Chief Executive Officer of the Southbank Institute of Technology for 10 years, where he was responsible for the overall leadership and management of the largest TAFE institute in Queensland. In this role, Craig doubled revenue and negotiated the provision of the first Public Private Partnership with the Queensland Government, enabling the Institute to build eleven new technologically advanced buildings and fully refurbish four others. In addition, he established 22 international partnerships with universities and colleges in China, India, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea. Prior to this, Craig was Director/CEO at the North Point Institute of TAFE, and was responsible for planning and implementing the transition of the College to an Institute of TAFE with enhanced autonomy. Earlier in his career, Craig was Director at Training and Delivery Service, where he provided leadership in the management of a wide range of services to support the delivery of educational programs and services to over 240,000 students throughout TAFE Queensland’s 30 colleges.


Carol Redrup is the new Director Enterprise Project Management Office at RMIT University

Carol is an accomplished executive with over twenty years of cross-sector industry experience working for major and mid-tier corporates. Preceding this appointment Carol was the Portfolio & Program Management Consultant for Hydro Tasmania Group where she provided advisory services on portfolio master planning and performance measurement, together with program establishment and delivery. Previously, Carol was employed with Australia Post for eight years, most recently as the General Manager, Information & Insight, Finance where she transformed the Business Performance Measurement landscape through the definition and delivery of the Finance Information Management Strategy partnering across the business and IT. She also held the titles of General Manager, Finance Strategy & Operations, Head of Enterprise PMO and Head of IT Transformation, PMO & Office of CIO. During that time she established and led the Enterprise PMO, providing portfolio management, master planning and governance across the Australia Post $1.6b investment program. She also established Australia Post’s Enterprise Portfolio Governance Board and matured their enterprise program and project management capability.


Matthew Scanlon is the new Director of Communications and Client Recruitment at BreastScreen Victoria

Matthew is the new Director of Communications and Client Recruitment at BreastScreen Victoria. Prior to this appointment Matthew operated as an independent communications, engagement and marketing consultant and worked across a variety of sectors including health, transport, retail, local and state governments with organisations including Cancer Council Victoria, Quit Victoria, Coles, Metro Trains, City of Melbourne, The Victorian Multicultural Commission and Hobson’s Bay City Council. Previously Matthew has held roles including General Manager of Communications and Stakeholder Relations with Zoos Victoria and Communications and Events Manager with the Victorian Multicultural Commission. Matthew has also held various other communications and marketing roles in state government including with the Departments of Education and Early Childhood Development, Sustainability and Environment, Transport and Premier and Cabinet.


Melissa Harris is the new Executive Manager, Service & Business Improvement at the City of Port Phillip

Melissa is the new Executive Manager, Service & Business Improvement at the City of Port Phillip. Preceding this, Melissa was a member of the Executive Management Team at the City of Manningham, where she was Manager Strategic Governance reporting to the CEO. In this role Melissa oversaw a staff of eight to provide complex strategic and tactical support to the CEO, EMT and Council. This included providing oversight of key priority projects for the Council, business process improvement and major issue management. Furthermore Melissa was responsible for day-to-day trouble shooting of council operations, as well as strategic relationship management, governance and corporate planning and reporting. Previously at Baw Baw Shire Council Melissa held a number of senior level roles across the corporate services, growth and planning functions including 3 years as a Director. She gained experience working across a number of complex areas, and decision-making functions, and was involved in the provision of high level strategic advice to the executive management team, Councillors, Ministers and Members of Parliament on planning and growth issues, economic development and council communications. Melissa also has experience working at the State Government level having undertaken a number of projects during her time at the Department of Planning and Community Development (VIC) and the Department Of Sustainability and Environment (VIC).


Professor Adrian Mouritz is the new Executive Dean, School of Engineering at RMIT University

Professor Adrian Mouritz has recently been appointed as the new Executive Dean, School of Engineering for RMIT University. Adrian has had a long career at RMIT University, undertaking studies at the University in the 1980s and joining at Associate Professor level in 2000. Preceding this appointment he held several titles at RMIT, including, Professor (Aerospace Materials), Discipline Head (Aerospace & Aviation), and was most recently the Head of School, School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering. In his capacity as Discipline Head and Head of School, Adrian has led and managed academic staff to ensure that School activities are aligned with the strategic priorities of the College and broader University, with a focus on high quality teaching, student satisfaction, research performance and industry engagement. Adrian has also held a Visiting Professorship at the University of Newcastle, UK for six years and he is currently Visiting Professor at the University of Bristol, UK. Adrian’s has supervised 17 PhD and four MEng students to completion since 2004 and has an array of publications including three books, three edited books, 17 book chapters and 152 journal papers. Moreover he has received several grants from the United States Office of Naval Research and other recent funders include the Ford Motor Company and the Defence Science Technology Group.


Peter Ryan is the new Executive Dean, School of Vocational Engineering, Health & Science at RMIT University

Peter Ryan has been appointed as Executive Dean, School of Vocational Engineering, Health & Science at RMIT University. Peter is a senior executive with over 25 years’ training and education experience in government, universities and corporate private sector. Peter previously assumed the title of Head of School of Engineering (TAFE) at RMIT University, where his responsibilities involved managing 250 staff members and providing leadership and operational excellence to meet government cut backs in the education sector. Prior to this appointment Peter held the title of General Manager for Westrac Institute where he developed a continuous improvement plan and managed key relationships. Previously, Peter spent four years in the UAE at the Al-Futtaim Group as Senior General Manager, managing training, development and human resources. Moreover he also has experience at Mayne Health Australia as the Training Manager and as General Manager of the Ford Deakin Australia Alliance at Deakin Prime. In his earlier career, Peter held teaching positions with Victorian TAFE and has held senior management roles in both the public and private sectors.


Heidi Blair is the new Professor and the new Deputy Director, Centre for Learning Futures at Griffith University

Dr. Heidi Blair has recently been appointed as Professor and the new Deputy Director, Centre for Learning Futures at Griffith University. Preceding this appointment Heidi was employed as a Director of Educational Technology at Arizona University. In this position she managed the design, development, and implementation of a comprehensive online ecosystem (22,000+members) as well as implemented a comprehensive outreach program that built relationships with over 30organisations. Furthermore, Heidi also hired, trained, supervised, and evaluated a team of specialists and student workers in charge of developing online tools and web-based learning modules and resources. Prior to this appointment, Heidi was an Assistant Director of Research and Outreach at Arizona State University, where one of her responsibilities was the design and implementation of an internship program for graduate students, which provided authentic instructional design experiences in the creation of web-based resources.


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