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Wodonga TAFE Board

Wodonga TAFE's Board

The role of Wodonga TAFE's Board is to oversee and govern the organisation efficiently and effectively; develop and implement strategic plans and statements of corporate intent in accordance with the requirements of the Act; and oversee the operational planning of Wodonga TAFE.

The skills-based Board is comprised of members who have experience in Management, Finance, Corporate Governance, Law and Adult and Tertiary Education, with the majority coming from the local region. The Board is committed to ethical conduct in line with the Victorian Public Sector Commission Code of Conduct and is ultimately responsible to the Victorian Government for the governance and management of the Wodonga TAFE.

Board members are either appointed by the Minister, appointed by the Board, or elected by staff. The CEO is an ex-officio director.


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Allison Jenvey (Board Chair)

Allison is a Fellow of CPA Australia and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Allison has significant governance experience on local Boards and Committees. In 2022, Allison received the Medal of the Order of Australia for her contribution to education, business and the community.

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Tammy Atkins

Tammy is a consultant at Tammy Atkins Consulting, with a career interest in regional policy and economic development and experience working with all three tiers of government. Tammy has involvement in a diverse range of community organisations.

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Phil Paterson

Phil is the CEO of Wodonga Institute of TAFE and as such is the Managing Director on the Board. Phil provides leadership and advice to the Wodonga TAFE Board on establishing objectives, policies, priorities and plans for Wodonga TAFE. Phil works with the Wodonga TAFE Board, the Higher Education and Skills Group, and community and industry partners.

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Vern Hilditch

Vern is the Executive Principal of Wodonga Senior Secondary College, Wodonga Middle Years College, and the four Campuses of the North East Flexible Centre Network. He is the Chair of the Wodonga Indigo Schools Network which covers 22 schools in North East Victoria and is a member of several community boards in Albury-Wodonga.

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Catherine Prichard

Catherine has over 30 years experience as an accountant in both public and private enterprise having worked in executive roles within the Australian Taxation Office and for large and small public accounting practices, including KPMG and Coopers & Lybrand. She has extensive experience in internal governance reporting and review and approval of statutory returns. She currently has an active role in family farming enterprises in North East Victoria and southern NSW.

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Annette Kearnes

Annette has extensive experience in the tertiary education sector having recently retired from the role of Deputy CEO, General Manager Client Services with Apprentices Trainees Employment Ltd (ATEL). She was a Director of Group Training Victoria and an original member of the North East Local Learning and Employment Network (NELLEN).

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Roger Powell

Roger has a wealth of experience in senior leadership positions, playing key roles for the Australian Government in international strategic and operational decision making. After 34 years in the Australian Army, Roger has employed his skills in strategic leadership and management on public and private sector boards and as a mentoring leader and policy adviser.

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Glenda Beecher

Glenda is a qualified solicitor and barrister who relocated to North East Victoria and has taken up roles leading the human resources functions in local government organisations. She previously worked at Monash University as the Director, Workplace Relations and Deputy General Counsel, and in private legal practice.

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Morgana Ryan

Morgana is an internationally experienced leader in strategy, IT and organisational transformation across the corporate and international development sectors. Morgana is also the author of two books on International NGOs and is currently Board Chair at Infoxchange. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Janelle Cretney

Janelle is Director of Education & Training at Wodonga TAFE and is the elected Staff Director upon the Board. Janelle has extensive experience in the secondary and tertiary education sectors and is passionate about the difference quality education and training can make to individuals, our community and the broader society.

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