Board and Executive

The Board consists of 11 members appointed by the Governor in accordance with the provisions of the Act as follows:

  • An independent Presiding Member nominated by the Minister after consultation with Industry.
  • Two Members and Deputies, with experience and expertise in the VET Sector nominated by the Minister.
  • Five Members and Deputies nominated by employer associations named in Schedule 2 of the Act.
  • Three Members and Deputies nominated by employee associations named in Schedule 3 of the Act.

Current directors of the Board

Mary Gabrielle (Gay) Thompson, Independent Presiding Member

Members representing the interests of employers in the building and construction industry:
Natasha Hemmerling, nominee of Master Plumbers Association of SA (MPASA)
Sandra Jaffer, nominee of Housing Industry Association (HIA)
Ian Markos, nominee of Master Builders Association (MBASA)
Rebecca Pickering, nominee of Property Council of Australia 
Phillip Sutherland, nominee of by Civil Contractors Federation (CCF)

Members representing the interests of employees in the building and construction industry:
Gary Henderson, nominee of Australian Workers Union (AWU)
Martin O'Malley, nominee of Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) 
Jessica Rogers, nominee of CEPU Electrical and Plumbing Division 

Members nominated by the Minister:
Kylie Heneker, Training and Skills Commissiom (TaSC)
Denise Janek, Technical and Further Education SA (TAFE SA)

Executive Team
Marie Paterson - Chief Executive Officer

Mark Gosden - Manager Operations
Lynn James - Manager Training Policy and Programs
Marc Sodomka - Manager Finance and Business Services

Richard Megaw - Project Officer, Construction Industry