Executive Management


Travis Heeney

Travis HeeneyCEO

Travis Heeney is a tertiary qualified, results driven executive with strong business, political and financial acumen. He is a transformational leader with natural enthusiasm for innovation, in depth knowledge and awareness of regulatory obligations, and the ability to facilitate significantly improved community focused outcomes. He has specific skills in strategic positioning and in resolving organisational challenges and driving operational improvement. Travis is a highly analytical and strategic thinker, with a unique and insightful view of organisational performance. Whether it is culture, processes, business models or individual behaviours, his ability to understand and influence these forces leads to the successful achievement of desired outcomes at both strategic and tactical levels.
Travis has significant experience in community focussed organisations, having held leadership positions in Public Health, Not for Profit and Local Government. Most recently, Travis has held executive positions in Local Government at both Director and CEO level. Travis has also worked with various organisations in a transformational capacity at Director and CEO level, to assist in the achievement of improvement activities.
To ensure his own professional growth, Travis has also completed the Company Director’s Course at the Australian Institute for Company Directors, and has been an active member of Australian Institute of Company Directors and various peak bodies.

Peter LaddChief Financial Officer

Peter Ladd is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) who has a sound understanding of the TAFE sector and the complexities of not for profit organisations. His work experience includes; senior accounting roles, consulting with a key focus to improve business operations, designing effective reporting frameworks, and implementation of change management strategies. He is a qualified Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA), however he is not what you would call a typical accountant. Peter thinks outside the box with the ability to listen, understand and guide an organisation to operate effectively.

Louise Pearce

Louise PearceExecutive Manager, Education Operations

Louise Pearce has worked in the vocational education and training sector for 20 years, as well as local government and State government roles. She is passionate about education and how it can make a differences in the lives of individuals, industries, communities and the economy. Louise has a Masters of Education (Educational Leadership and Management), Graduate Certificate in Management Development (Education and Training) and a Graduate Diploma in Vocational Education and Training.

Sarah NoelExecutive Manager, Human Resources

Sarah Noel has significant experience in human resources, organisational development and strategic leadership. She has held senior leadership positions within consulting firms and Local Government at Executive Manager and Acting Director level. Sarah has post-graduate qualifications in management and is CAHRI certified by the Australian Human Resources Institute. In 2017 Sarah was recognised as one of the Top 50 Women in Public Service (VIC), recognising exceptional female leaders building high performing teams and transforming the communities across government and statutory authorities in the Victorian Public Sector. Sarah is experienced in leading cultural change, and building high performing organisations. Sarah has worked with a number of organisations to manage programs focused on Aboriginal employment, gender equity, diversity and support for staff experiencing family violence.

Kellie ViseExecutive Manager, Business Transformation