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Board Representatives

TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) National Board has selected individuals to represent them on external Committees. These representatives provide the Board with brief reports outlining the key activities and/or issues concerning the external body.

Please see list of representatives and the committees which they attend below:

TDA Representative  Representative title/Organisation Committee/ Workshop Sponsor/ Host Committee/ Workshop Name
English, Leone 

Dean of Faculty Health Science

Community Studies & Education

Holmesglen Institute

Health Workforce Australia (HWA) Higher Education and Training  Sector Advisory Committee 
Fernandes,  Neil 

Managing Director

Central Institute of Technology (Perth)

Department of Education (AEI) Australia India Education Council (AIEC)
Fitzgerald, Sheila

Acting Director TAFE

Swinburne University of Technology

Department of Industry   Green Skills Agenda Implementation Group
Scott, Win

Chief Executive Officer

Sunraysia Institute of TAFE

National Council for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) National VET Research and Evaluation Program Selection Panel
Foonghar Chong 

Director Education Health

Community & Personal Services and Nepean College

Community Services and Health Joint Training Package Advisory Committee (TPAC)
Horwood, Gail

Education Programs Manager

TAFE NSW

Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council (CS&HISC) Industry Reference Group (IRG) - Children & Youth Services 
Field, Vicki

Head Teacher, Community Services                                     

TAFE NSW - Hunter Institute

Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council (CS&HISC) Industry Reference Group (IRG) - Client Services  
Harwood, Gail

Education Programs Manager

TAFE NSW

Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council (CS&HISC) Industry Reference Group (IRG) - Community Sector Development 
Strand,  Scott

LVT/Co-ordinator Complimentary Health                      

Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE

Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council (CS&HISC) Industry Reference Group (IRG) - Complementary and Alternative Health Sector 
Culver, Amanda

A/Education Programs Manager                                         

TAFE NSW

Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council (CS&HISC) Industry Reference Group (IRG) - Nursing 
Connors, Maggie

Assistant Director

TAFE NSW - Randwick College

Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council (CS&HISC) Industry Reference Group (IRG) - Technicians and Support Services 
Macphail, Belinda 

Teacher - certificate III in Dental Assisting      

Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE

Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council (CS&HISC) Industry Reference Group (IRG) - Dental/Oral Health Care Sector 
Culver, Amanda

A/Education Programs Manager                                         

TAFE NSW

Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council (CS&HISC) Industry Reference Group (IRG) - Direct Client Care and Support 
Culver, Amanda

A/Education Programs Manager                                         

TAFE NSW

Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council (CS&HISC) Industry Reference Group (IRG) - Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Worker 
Holden, Peter

Director international Engagement and Business Development

TAFE Directors Australia

Department of Immigration & Border Protection Education Visa Consultative Committee
Holden, Peter

Director international Engagement and Business Development

TAFE Directors Australia

Department of Immigration & Border Protection Assessment Level Framework Review
Murray, Dianne

Institute Director

TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute

VET Reform Division  My Skills Advisory Group
Burrows, Dr Catherine

General Manager

TAFE Strategy and Finance

VET Reform Division  My Skills Advisory Group
Wesney, Anita

Manager - Research and Policy

Canberra Institute of Technology

VET Reform Division  My Skills Advisory Group
Coppolillo, Frances

Associate Director, Faculty of Further Education

NMIT

IBSA   IBSA National Project Reference Group (NPRG) 
Palmer, Louise

General Manager, People and Organisational Development

Kangan Institute

IBSA   IBSA National Project Reference Group (NPRG) 
 Zwierzynski, Janice

Director TAFE Business Analytics and Accountability

TAFE NSW

Unique Student Identifier USI External Reference Group
Pook, Dr Henry Dean, Building, Construction and Architectural Design Master Builders Construction CAMS (Construction Apprenticeship Mentoring Scheme)
Schubert, Dr Ruth

Director, Strategy and Business

TAFE SA

Standing Council on Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (SCOTESE) Access and Participation Principal Committee (APPC)
Underwood, Cheryl Head of School, Life and Physical Sciences Health Workforce Australia  Oral Health Workforce Plan Project Advisory Group
Deschepper, Anne Manager, Tertiary Development and Accreditation, Chisholm Institute   Australian Qualification Framework Council Implementation of the AQF
Koutoukidis, Gabrielle Head of Strategic & Business Development - Health Science Independent Hospital Pricing Authority Teaching Training Research Working group of the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Underwood, Cheryl Head of School, Life and Physical Sciences National Oral Health Plan Monitoring Group Workshop of the National Oral Health Plan 2014-23
ZAPPA, Julie Ms

Executive Director, Creative Industrie

Central TAFE (WA)

Innovation Business Skills Australia (IBSA) Education Sector Advisory Committee
Riordan, Martin

Chief Executive Officer

TAFE Directors Australia

  Martin Riordan is the Vice-Chair of WFCP
Goulding, Fleur Ms

Research and Planning Manager

Holmesglen Institute of TAFE

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) Reference Group - Information Collection
Jones, Anne Professor

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and Students)

Victoria University

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) Reference Group - Regulation and Quality Assestment
Peters, Maria

Director and Chief Executive Officer

Chisholm Institute of TAFE

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) Reference Group - Regulatory Risk
Campbell, Mary 

Institute Director

SkillsTech Australia

Department of Industry   Industry Reference Group - Alternative Pathways to the Trades 
 Elms-Smith, Janet 

Cluster Director

Ultimo West

Australian Qualifications Framework Council Australian Qualifications Framework project
Zwierzynski, Janice 

Director TAFE Business Analytics and Accountability

TAFE NSW

NCVER Technical reference advisory committee 
Bailey, Keri 

Director, Strategic Organisational Development

Swinburne University

IBSA  National Project Reference Group for the ‘revamp’ of the TAE10 Training Package