NCVER company structure

15 April 2016

Board

Peter Shergold

Peter Shergold

Chair

Appointed: July 2009

Qualifications: BA (Hons), MA, PhD, FASSA, FAICD, FAIM, FIPPA

Experience: Peter is the Chancellor of the University of Western Sydney. He was a CEO in the Australian Public service for two decades, most recently as Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. He was awarded the Order of Australia (AM) in 1996 and Companion in the Order of Australia (AC) for public service in 2007. He is now a non-executive Director of AMP Ltd, Veda Group and Corrs Chambers Westgarth and chair of Opal Aged Care. He also chairs QuintessenceLabs. He is still actively involved with government: chair of the NSW Public Service Commission Advisory Board and chair of the Higher Education Standards Panel. He is a member of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council and in the not-for-profit sector he is a member of the NSW Library Council. He is also a senior visiting fellow of the Singapore Civil Service College.

Subho Banerjee

Subho Banerjee

Director

Appointed: December 2013

Qualifications: BSc (Hons), PhD, Masters in Environmental Change and Management, and Masters in Economic and Social History

Experience: Subho is the Deputy Secretary, Department of Education and Training and responsible for the skills and training functions of the Department. He has previously held senior executive positions in a number of Australian Public Service departments, providing policy advice across a broad range of environmental, social and economic policy issues.

Subho has also worked as a management consultant in the private sector, and for an Indigenous policy think-tank

Jenny Field

Jenny Field

Director

Appointed: January 2012

Qualifications: Bachelor of Teaching (Education and Training Adults), Advanced Diploma of Business, Diploma of Business Administration, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Currently studying Executive MBA.

Experience: Jenny is the academic Advisor to the board of Evocca College. For over 25 years, Jenny has been in the Vocational Education and Training sector, navigating the constant change within the education industry.  Jenny’s experience lies in adult learning, student engagement, promoting social inclusion and alternative pathways, and promoting community and industry engagement for life-long learning.  As an executive manager of a private RTO, Jenny has a strong background in the daily operations, contract management and reporting responsibilities of an RTO. Jenny's Involvement in the industry over the years includes voluntary roles on the National Board of ACPET, chairing the QLD ACPET state committee, chairing Lead-on management committee in Beaudesert, SCISCO management committee, E-Women Foundation committee member, QLD Overseas Foundation board member, and VETIG foundation committee member.

Pat Forward

Pat Forward

Director

Appointed: January 2011

Qualifications: BA, DipEd

Experience: Federal TAFE Secretary of the Australian Education Union (AEU) in January 2004. Deputy Federal Secretary of the AEU in February 2014. Previously held the position of Federal TAFE President for six years, and was at the same time Vice President TAFE in the Victorian Branch of the AEU. Has taught in Victorian TAFE Colleges, at university and in schools.

Helen Garnett

Helen Garnett

Director

Appointed: May 2010

Qualifications: BSc (Hons), PhD, PSM, FTSE, FAICD

Experience: Formerly Vice-Chancellor of Charles Darwin University; Executive Director of the Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation (ANSTO); Emeritus Professor of the University of Wollongong; Head of the Department of Biology at the University of Wollongong and Foundation Professor and Head of the Department of Microbiology, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. A director of ASX listed entities, Carbon Energy and ABM Resources and also of Sugar Research Australia, Grains Research and Development Corporation and chair of Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics.

John Hart

John Hart

Director

Appointed: July 2008

Experience: Chief Executive Officer of Restaurant and Catering Australia; Chairman of the National Tourism Alliance, the Vocational Education and Training Advisory Board, the Australian Tourism Roundtable and the Tourism and Hospitality Careers Council; Member of the Prime Minister's Business Advisory Council. Previously: Executive Officer of Tourism Training NSW; studied at the Ecole Hotelliere Lausanne, Switzerland with over 27 years hospitality experience including working for Pacific Hotel Corporation and teaching at Regency College of TAFE SA.

Craig Robertson

Craig Robertson

Director

Appointed: November 2015

Qualifications: Bachelor of Education, Masters in Public Administration

Experience: Deputy Secretary, Higher Education and Skills Group, in the Victorian Department of Education and Training, appointed in early July 2015.

Prior to this, Craig worked for over 25 years at the national level in education and training, including: schools data collection and IT development; corporate business improvement; schools funding policy; employment services; and VET.

His experience in vocational education and training over the past 10 years included establishing new national arrangements for the training system after the closure of the Australian National Training Authority. From that time he has supported the operations of national ministerial councils, driven quality improvements for the sector and established VET FEE-HELP. Prior to finishing with the Commonwealth Craig set up new programs which funded enterprises to train their workers, reformed the services to employers and apprentices under the Australian Apprenticeships Services Network and set up new arrangements for the development of national training packages, previously undertaken by national Industry Skills Councils.

He has also worked in the private sector project managing new ICT enabled business processes. These skills have been applied in developing new on-line support and services for funding to non-government schools and recently to empower employers and apprentices to engage in training under the Australian Apprenticeships Support Network.

Simon Walker

Simon Walker

Director

Appointed: November 2014

Experience: Executive Director, Policy Planning and Innovation, Department of Training and Workforce Development.

Simon began his career in the public sector as a financial analyst for Central TAFE after starting his career in the private sector. Simon joined the Department of Training in 1997 and has since worked in a variety of senior roles with a particular focus on VET sectoral planning, policy and resourcing.

Simon represents Western Australia on the national Senior Skills Officials Network, is a member of the Curtin University School of Economics and Finance Advisory Board and ex-officio member of the Western Australian State Training Board. Simon is also Chair of the State Government Workforce Development Advisory Group.

Craig Fowler

Craig Fowler

Managing Director

Appointed: October 2014

Qualifications: BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, MBA

Experience: Managing Director.

Previously: Craig was the Deputy Chief Executive, Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology.  The role supported workforce planning and skills development across multiple industry sectors in support of State economic development. This spanned higher education, vocational education and training as well as science, research and technology.  Prior to this, he was a Principal in Tax with Ernst and Young, working in areas of innovation and R&D incentives. He was a coordinator of Ernst and Young's life science practice in Asia Pacific. He conducted numerous innovation consultancies at national, state and enterprise levels.

Previous roles include being the business manager for CRC (Cochlear Implant Program) and university academic (co-ordinator of Biotechnology at Flinders University).

His PhD was in human molecular genetics following his career in forensic science (MSc, Strathclyde, Scotland). He has an MBA in technology management from Deakin University and BSc Honours in Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Executive team

Dr Craig Fowler

Managing Director

Dr Craig Fowler

Executive Assistant

Renee Edwards

phone: +61 8 8230 8608

Dr Mette Creaser

National Manager Statistics and Analytics

Dr Mette Creaser

phone: +61 8 8230 8455

Executive Assistant

Alesha Perry

phone: +61 8 8230 8419

Ms Jodieann Dawe

National Manager Research & Engagement

Ms Jodieann Dawe

phone: +61 8 8230 8679

Executive Assistant

Sandy Pinkerton

phone: +61 8 8230 8635

To contact individuals by email, please use the format firstname.lastname@ncver.edu.au. Emails to the Managing Director should be sent to the Executive Assistant.

Management team

Ms Joan Dobbie

Capital Investment Programme Manager

Ms Joan Dobbie

phone: +61 8 8230 8479

Responsible for the management of NCVER's capital investment programme.

Mr Steven Peronace

Finance & Risk Manager

Mr Steven Peronace

phone: +61 8 8230 8414

Responsible for finance, risk, quality assurance and corporate governance.

Ms Linda Eldridge

HR & Business Services Manager

Ms Linda Eldridge

phone: +61 8 8230 8452

Responsible for human resource, accounts, travel and business support services.

Ms Kelly Frazer

Knowledge Management Manager

Ms Kelly Frazer

phone: +61 8 8230 8645

Responsible for NCVER's library service including NCVER's international research database VOCEDplus.

Ms Deanne Loan

Marketing and Communications Manager

Ms Deanne Loan

phone: +61 8 8230 8496

Responsible for marketing NCVER's products and services, media, conferences and events, NCVER's Portal and LSAY website and production of NCVER publications.

Ms Toni Cavallaro

National Collections Manager

Ms Toni Cavallaro

phone: +61 8 8230 8433

Responsible for the data collection, data processing and data quality, plus reporting and publications relevant to the VET provider, VET in schools, finance and the apprentice and trainee collections.

Ms Alison Anlezark

National Standards Manager

Ms Alison Anlezark

phone: +61 8 8230 8408

Responsible for providing support to the national VET administrative collections and surveys to ensure they are fit for purpose.

The branch has responsibility for the VET data standards (AVETMISS) and the associated validation software, classification management, client services and NCVER’s data quality and audit functions.  It also provides support and advice to the Commonwealth on matters relating to VET reforms, including undertaking secretariat services and coordinating national reporting.

Ms Rebecca Sherman

National Surveys Manager

Ms Rebecca Sherman

phone: +61 8 8230 8477

Responsible for the major program of national surveys, including the annual survey of student outcomes, survey of employers and major one-off surveys on topical issues.

Mr Phil Loveder

Stakeholder Engagement Manager

Mr Phil Loveder

phone: +61 8 8230 8665

Responsible for managing key strategic relationships with Commonwealth and State and Territory governments, training providers and industry peak bodies and employers in the delivery of quality research and statistical services, consultancy and products in the tertiary education sector. The branch is also responsible for managing NCVER’s international relationships and programs.

To contact individuals by email, please use the format firstname.lastname@ncver.edu.au