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GOTAFE welcomes new Board appointments

GOTAFE recently welcomed Eliza Brown and Brendan McGrath to the GOTAFE Board of Directors.

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Post date: 20th April 2022

Commencing their terms in March, these directors bring extensive local knowledge and expertise to the GOTAFE Board, led by Chair Diana Taylor. These appointments enable GOTAFE to further strengthen connections across Northeast Victoria.

Eliza Brown

Eliza Brown is from a prominent fourth-generation wine family in North-East Victoria and has 20 years of experience in the wine, tourism, and accommodation industry.

Currently, she is the Director of All Saints Estate and Brown Family Wine Group, one of Australia’s leading family-owned wine companies, established throughout Victoria and Tasmania.

Eliza is a former board member of Wine Victoria, Wine Australia, and a former member of the Agricultural Industry Advisory Council for the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

Eliza continues to enjoy the entrepreneurial spirit of building regional businesses with her family. Her passion is to contribute to the agriculture industry and regional issues, aligning closely with GOTAFE’s mission to support regional communities to prosper and adapt as economies change and affect local industries.

GOTAFE Board Eliza Brown

Brendan McGrath

Brendan McGrath has over 25 years of Victorian local government and private sector management experience.

With a Bachelor of Applied Science and Post Graduate Business Management qualifications he has been in CEO roles since 2008, initially with Indigo Shire and now with Rural City of Wangaratta.

Brendan is a current board member of the North East Victoria Regional Tourism Board.

He is also the former President and Board Member of Local Government Professionals, the peak body for Local Government professionals in Victoria, and a former Board Member of Procurement Australia.

Brendan’s local government and private sector management experience in community and recreation areas gives him a strong understanding of the importance of working closely with people and businesses, recognising GOTAFE’s significant contributions to the regional communities it serves.

GOTAFE Board Brendan Mc Grath

“We are delighted to welcome Eliza Brown and Brendan McGrath to our Board of Directors,” GOTAFE Board Chair Diana Taylor said.

“They both bring extensive local experience and a passion for regional issues, which will help shape our strategic outlook into the future.

“As one of the leading vocational training providers in Victoria, GOTAFE is committed to improving regional communities, responding to industry needs and equipping students for success in the workforce.”

Meet GOTAFE's Board and Executive Team