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New GOTAFE appointment strengthens education strategy and delivery

GOTAFE has appointed Kristie O’Brien as Executive Director, Education after a competitive recruiting process.

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Post date: 3rd June 2022

Ms O’Brien has extensive experience in the TAFE sector, previously employed with TAFE NSW for 19 years in a variety of roles.

Most recently Kristie has fulfilled the role of Special Program Director, overseeing several education-focused projects including the establishment of an EduTech function within TAFE NSW.

Prior to this, Kristie has undertaken roles including the Chief Quality and Product Officer, leading TAFE NSW through their COVID-19 response, Head of Education Planning and Service Delivery, and Head of Education and Training Strategy.

“I’m excited to be joining GOTAFE in this important and rewarding role,” Ms O’Brien said.

GOTAFE Board Kristie O Brien
"I am looking forward to getting to know the GOTAFE team and working closely with the local community and our industry stakeholders to improve student experience and drive positive outcomes for regional Victoria."

Kristie O'Brien, GOTAFE Executive Director, Education

Kristie’s appointment will lead education strategy and delivery to ensure GOTAFE graduates have the knowledge and skills to succeed in the modern workforce and meet the demands of the industry.

Travis Heeney, GOTAFE CEO congratulated Kristie on her appointment “Kristie has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the vocational education and training sector. We are delighted to have her on board and join us at this pivotal time.

“I am confident that Kristie will continue our path of delivering high quality training with an innovative, flexible and responsive approach,” he said.

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