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Celia was appointed to the GOTAFE Board as the GOTAFE Staff Representative in July 2020. With nearly 20 years at GOTAFE, Celia is an experienced and highly qualified education leader with a broad depth of knowledge and expertise across many educational and corporate managerial roles in VET.
A qualified Veterinary Surgeon, Celia owned and ran in partnership several Veterinary practice businesses in Sydney prior to her Education career. Her tertiary qualifications include Bachelor of Veterinary Science, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Graduate Diploma in VET Education and Masters of Education. She is a graduate of the Women and Leadership Executive Ready Program and the Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Program and holds an International Specialised Skills Institute (ISSI) Fellowship.Celia has generational ties to NE Victoria with family history in both farming and Alpine tourism and transport. She possesses a keen business acumen and an intuitive understanding of customer service and market demand. Passionate about ethical and equitable educational practice, she values innovative educational programs designed to inspire learning and improve students’ self-belief and future opportunities. Celia is the Director of Education Governance and Academic Registrar at GOTAFE and chairs the GOTAFE Animal Ethics Committee.