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National Board

The TDA Board is comprised of TAFE CEO and Board representation from institutes across Australian states and territories. TDA liaises across Australian and state/ territory governments, as well as its agencies.

The Board of Directors comprises up to ten elected members representing each state and territory. The office bearers are an elected chair and two elected deputy chairs. The 2017 Board members are shown below:

David Coltman

Board Member, Chief Executive Officer, TAFE SA

In April 2019, following an extensive international recruitment process, TAFE SA appointed David Coltman to lead the organisation as its new Chief Executive, . David was previously Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Pathways and Vocational Education at Swinburne University of Technology. He joined Swinburne as the Executive Director of Pathways and Vocational ...

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Ashar Ehsan

Board Member, Pro Vice-Chancellor Vocational Education & Training, Charles Darwin University

Mr Ashar Ehsan is currently Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor, Vocational Education and Training at Charles Darwin University. Ashar has a 25 year career history within the vocational and higher education sectors in the UK. He has held senior leadership roles with Cass Business School, University of Bradford, and University of Wolverhampton and ...

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Leanne Cover

Deputy Board Chair, Chief Executive Officer, Canberra Institute of Technology

Leanne Cover is the Chief Executive Officer of the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT), the largest government provider of vocational education and training institution in Canberra, the Australian capital, with more than 22,000 enrolments annually. CIT provides programs and services in a wide range of industry disciplines at Australian Qualifications ...

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Terry Charlton

Board Member, Chair of TAFE NSW

Terry Charlton served as the CEO and Managing Director of Snowy Hydro Ltd from 1999 until July 2013. He has had a diverse working career, in Australia and abroad, which has seen him perform in a range of executive positions for Snowy Hydro Ltd. Prior to this Terry was President of ...

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Mary Campbell

Board Member, Chief Executive, TAFE Queensland

Mary Campbell was appointed CEO of TAFE Queensland in July 2018. She has many years of experience in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector along with a wealth of knowledge and exceptional leadership skills. Mary has spent more than 25 years working in the VET sector and is passionate about ...

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Jenny Dodd

Board Member, Chief Executive Officer, TasTAFE

Jenny Dodd is the CEO of TasTAFE, Tasmania’s public provider delivering education and training to 26,000 students and servicing Tasmania’s employers and industry. Jenny joined TasTAFE in February 2018 from the position of Chief Academic Officer and Executive lead for Marketing, Brand and Communication, TAFE Queensland. As Chief Academic Officer, Jenny was ...

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Mary Faraone

Board Chair, Chief Executive Holmesglen Institute

Ms Faraone commenced as Chief Executive of Holmesglen Institute in October 2013. Mary has had extensive experience in the VET sector, working with industry, RTOs and TAFE in various roles prior to joining Holmesglen Institute in 2003. Mary has been particularly instrumental in leading the Institute's teaching and learning, securing ...

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