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Master of Business Administration

Graduation year:


Current Position:

Executive Director, Vocational Education & Training (VET)


Federation University Australia

What are some of your career highlights?

  • Presenting to the Duke of Edinburgh on his Australian visit in 2000.
  • Addressing delegates at the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) conference in 2001.
  • Germany assignment in 1998

Describe the most enjoyable and challenging aspects of your job:


  • Being able to contribute to the learning, education and knowledge of our community in Vocational Education and Training.


  • Building a sustainable TAFE division within the University.
  • Managing a complex business through a significant changing environment.

What are your strongest memories while you were studying at the University of Ballarat?

  • Good red wine at our study group sessions
  • Great discussions with other students and teachers
  • Heavy assessment loads.

Do you have any advice about life after study to pass on to current students?

  • Use your new found knowledge to advantage
  • Continue life long learning.