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Melinda Fischer

Assistant for International Education

Melinda hails from Germany, of Hungarian descent and commenced with TAFE Directors Australia in July 2018, covering for Lyndal while on maternity leave. Melinda has training in Child Care and Hospitality and is a welcome addition to the team. Melinda has a passion for graphic design which she is looking ...

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Janine Clark

Office Manager

Janine joined TDA in May 2017 to help facilitate the move of the TDA office from its premises in Ultimo, Sydney to its current home in Reid, Canberra.  She holds a BA in Office Management from the University of Canberra and has worked in management consulting, private education and hospitality. Contact: ...

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Lyndal Manson

Manager, Policy, Research & TAS Operations

On leave until July 2019. Lyndal Manson joined TAFE Directors Australia as Manager, Policy Research and TAS Operations in July 2017. Lyndal has extensive experience in policy development, research and analysis, advocacy, communications and stakeholder engagement. Lyndal has over ten years of experience with the Australian government working across a range ...

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Ron Jackson

Director, Strategy and Tertiary Financing

Ronald joined TAFE Directors Australia in June 2017.  Educated in New Zealand, Australia and the United States, Ronald has a Bachelor of Commence in Economics and Marketing from Griffith University, Queensland, specialising in the analysis of firms and industries and market framed consumer and producer choice (a precursor to behavioural ...

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Rachael Axford

Chief Financial Officer

Rachael joined TAFE Directors Australia as the Chief Financial Officer in June 2017. Following a stint in the UK where she worked as a bank officer for the Royal Bank of Scotland and then as an analyst for Salomon Brothers investment bank which at that time boasted the largest trading ...

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Jen Bahen

Director, International Education

Jen is the Director for International Education for TAFE Directors Australia (TDA), a role she started in June 2016. Jen has had extensive experience in the education policy sector, having worked at Senior Director Level in the public and private sector in Australia for many years. Jen has also spent considerable ...

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André Diez de Aux

Director, Quality Services

André joined TAFE Directors Australia after having worked in a number of roles in the postsecondary education policy and quality assurance sectors both in Australia and in Canada, most recently with the ACT Government. With the Ontario College Quality Assurance Service (OCQAS), André performed program validation, oversaw institutional quality reviews, ...

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Craig Robertson

Chief Executive Officer

Craig Robertson commenced as CEO of TAFE Directors Australia in April 2017.  The organisation promotes nationally and internationally the critical role that TAFEs play in tertiary education in Australia. TAFEs are core providers of vocational training and further education as a pathway to higher level training and education, and partner ...

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