Mr Rod Camm
Rod Camm took the position of the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training in October 2014.
Prior to this Rod was the Managing Director of the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.
Rod has also held senior appointments in Skills Queensland driving the reform of skills and workforce development investment and policy; and in the Department of Education and Training where he was Associate Director-General for Tertiary and Non-State Education with responsibility for international education and training, higher education and the regulation and funding of non-state schooling; and Chief Executive Officer at Construction Skills Queensland with responsibility for establishing the centre, ensuring Construction Skills Queensland played a critical role in influencing public and industry policy, and in helping industry develop and implement workforce development strategies to meet its future skills needs. Rod has also held a range of other executive roles in Government.
Mr Neil Fernandes
0419 918 565
Honorary Senior Fellow
Neil Fernandes was formerly the Managing Director at Central Institute of Technology (CIT) having commenced in July 2005. Prior to his appointment at CIT, Neil was the Deputy Director-General (Training) in the Department of Education and Training for 18 months and was the inaugural General Manager of WestOne between July 1999 and August 2003.
Neil has held a number of senior positions in the vocational education and training (VET) system in Western Australia over the last 30 years and has been instrumental in formulating legislation, policy, strategy and governance arrangements. He is a strong advocate for vocational education and training.
Mr Robin Shreeve
0434 665 064
Honorary Senior Fellow
Robin Shreeve has worked in the skills sector for more than 30 years in Australia and England. He was previoulsy Chief Executive of the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency (AWPA) having also been CEO of its predecessor organisation, Skills Australia. Robin has been the Chief Executive of two large Tertiary Institutions – one in Australia, the North Coast Institute of TAFE and one in Westminster, Central London. For different periods between 1989 and 2005 Robin worked for the Department of Education and Training in New South Wales Australia.
Professor Frans van Vught
Honorary Professorial Fellow
Frans van Vught is a high-level expert and advisor at the European Commission (EC). In this capacity he chairs/has chaired several high-level expert groups on various EU policies in the fields of innovation, higher education and research. He served an eight year term as President and Rector Magnificus at the University of Twente in the Netherlands.
Furthermore he was president of the European Center for Strategic Management of Universities (ESMU), president of the Netherlands House for Education and Research (Netherlands) and member of the board of the European Institute of Technology Foundation (EITF), all in Brussels. He is one of the two leaders of the EU sponsored project on the development of a new, multi-dimensional and user-driven global ranking tool called U-Multirank.
Prof Caroline McMillen
Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Newcastle
Professor Caroline McMillen is Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Newcastle. She holds a BA and Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford University, and completed her medical training at the University of Cambridge. She has held senior appointments at Monash University, the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia. She has served on national and state government groups focused on: building innovation, climate change, manufacturing and the resources industry. She has an international reputation for her research on the early origins of adult health and has served on national and international research review groups.
Mr George Pappas
Chancellor, Victoria University
George Pappas became the fourth Chancellor of Victoria University on 1 January 2010.
After graduating from Harvard Business School in 1971, George joined the international management consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Boston, later moving to Tokyo. He returned to Australia and co-founded Pappas Carter Evans and Koop (PCEK) in 1979. Over the next ten years, PCEK became the leading Australian management consultancy providing strategic advice to the top management of our largest companies.
Following BCG's acquisition of PCEK in 1990, George became Managing Partner of BCG’s Australasian offices and a member of BCG’s worldwide Executive Committee. George retired from BCG in 2002 and remains a Senior Advisor to the firm.
Prof Peter Rathjen
Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Tasmania
Professor Peter Rathjen is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Adelaide. Prior to taking up this position in March 2011, Professor Rathjen was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Melbourne, where he had also held the position of Dean of Science from 2006. Previous to this he was Executive Dean, Faculty of Sciences at the University of Adelaide.
Ms Belinda Robinson
CEO, Univesities Australia
Belinda Robinson commenced as Chief Executive with Universities Australia in January 2012. Belinda is a highly experienced Chief Executive with an extensive background in public policy and in the private sector.
Belinda came to UA from the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association where she was Chief Executive for over six years. She spent more than four years as Chief Executive of the peak industry body representing the paper and timber manufacturing industry and nine years in the Federal Government including six years in a variety of senior roles in the Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet. She has also worked in numerous resource planning roles in State and local governments and sat on a wide range of commercial and not-for-profit boards and advisory committees. She has degrees in geography and law and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr David Windridge
CEO, MEGT (Australia) Ltd
David Windridge commenced as Chief Executive at MEGT in February 1992. With an extensive background in education services, organisational management and a commitment to delivery of best practice service, David has overseen the growth of MEGT from a staff of four people and one office in Melbourne’s outer east, to a national entity employing over 1000 people, 105 offices and reaching out to students from all over the world. In December 2009 he was appointed as Executive Director (& CEO), and joined the Board as one of nine directors, providing governance to the development of the company.
CEO, TAFE Directors Australia
Craig Robertson commenced as CEO of TAFE Directors Australia in April 2017.
Prior to joining TAFE Directors Australia Craig worked in the Victorian Government in 2015 and 2016 with responsibilities for the operation of vocational education and working with Victorian universities. During this time the Victorian Government implemented a new approach to vocational education and training with a priority on quality delivery with funding aligned with the expected costs of delivery.