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New chair for TAFE Qld

TAFE Queensland has welcomed Jane Seawright as its new chair, where she will bring a wealth of experience in business and law to the role.

Minister for Training and Skills Development Di Farmer said Ms Seawright is an important appointment for TAFE Queensland.

“Ms Seawright has an extensive background in corporate and commercial law, has worked in various industries, and has also run her own business,” Farmer said.

“She is an excellent choice to lead TAFE Queensland forward over the next four years – and I look forward to working with her on the future of training in this state.”

Seawright joins three new appointments to the board, including Dr Valerie Cooms, Bron Davies and Peter Price.

Valerie Cooms is an Adjunct Professor at Griffith University and a highly experienced First Nations academic and non-executive director.

Bron Davies is currently the Chief Auditor of Airservices Australia with previous experience in senior auditing roles in Queensland and New South Wales.

Peter Price has extensive board experience whose work has focussed on safety, strategy, risk management, technology and cyber-security.

“These appointments mean women continue to have a strong voice on this board and there are real advocates for the training needs of regional Queenslanders and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,” Farmer said.

“TAFE Queensland performs an important role as the state’s largest vocational education and training provider and the board will guide its operations to ensure we are developing the skilled workers our economy needs as we rebuild from the effects of COVID-19.”

Outgoing chair Annabel Dolphin and members Peter Dowling AM, Deborah Wilson and Noela L’Estrange have been thanked for their contributions made during their terms.

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