As a government owned technical and further education provider, Bendigo TAFE is governed by a number of regulatory bodies and frameworks.
Bendigo TAFE is responsible to the Minister for Education and Training, reporting through Skills Victoria within the Department of Further Education and Training. This is the regulatory framework we work within. However, we deliver our education, training and assessment services through our organisational capability.
Bendigo TAFE is governed by a board that oversees the strategic direction and financial management of the organisation. Bendigo TAFE board members bring with them significant experience and expertise in their own professional fields and all share a passion for the future of Bendigo TAFE.
The board are expected to govern in a manner that ensures that they are efficiently managed, provide high quality education and training services that meet the needs of the community and meet both financial and non-financial performance.
The Bendigo TAFE board is comprised of 10 directors, the majority of which are appointed by the minister. Of the remaining directors, one is elected by the staff of the institute, one director is chief executive officer and two directors are appointed by the board by co-option.
Bendigo TAFE board members
|Board chair Marg O'Rourke was the general manager for Telstra Country Wide in Central Victoria and Sunraysia. |
Marg was the deputy chair of the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a previous board member of TAFE Tasmania prior to her relocation to Bendigo.
She is currently a Board Member of Tasmanian Ports Corporation, Bendigo Health and the Bendigo Business Council.
Marg’s education began in Bendigo at St Mary’s College (now Catholic College Bendigo). She has completed numerous business and leadership programs which include management through the University of Southern Cross in NSW.
|Before the Bendigo TAFE Board, Lloyd was self employed and holds an Industrial Electronics Certificate as well as an Electrical Fitting and Armature Winding Apprenticeship. Lloyd has chaired the Local Learning and Employment Network and the Central Victorian Area Consultative Committee. At Bendigo TAFE, Lloyd currently sits on the Technical Education Sub-Committee and the Executive Sub-Committee, and chairs the Animal Ethics Committee. |
|Mark is currently the CEO of Central Goldfields Shire based at Maryborough. |
Mark holds a Bachelor of Business (Distinction) in Local Government (Major Accounting), Municipal Clerks Certificate (Victoria), Fellow of Institute of Municipal Management, Certificate of Municipal Management.
Areas of industry knowledge that he brings to the board, along with his extensive board experience, are education, finance and local government, economic development and regional community affiliations.
|Stan Liacos is the Director, City Futures at the City of Greater Bendigo. |
Stan joined the City of Greater Bendigo in January 2006. He has a background in local government both locally and internationally having held senior positions with the West Sussex County Council in England and closer to home at the City of Essendon. More recently Stan was the Director of Marketing and Events at Melbourne’s Federation Square during its design, construction and eventual operation. He has also been Director of the Geelong Waterfront Development and Director of Marketing and Communications for Melbourne Docklands. Stan has also worked as an urban economist and town planner with Wilson Sayer Core P/L.
Stan holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Planning), a Graduate Diploma Business Management and a Master of Marketing.
Stan is also Deputy Chairman of Girton Grammar School Bendigo and a member of La Trobe University (Bendigo) Advisory Board.
|Herbert Hermens was appointed as the chief executive officer of Keech in 2008, and is responsible for managing all aspects of Keech. Herbert is based in Bendigo and is also a member of Keech’s board. |
A widely experienced executive, Herbert’s career has included international operating responsibility extending from sales and marketing management, general management to managing director roles in the industrial, professional and consumer products industries. Herbert has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business as well as holding an Executive MBA, and is a candidate for a Doctorate of Business Administration.
Herbert is a member of Bendigo Business Council and an active member in industry discussion in the Bendigo region.
Herbert says, as a relatively recent arrival to Bendigo, he has been overwhelmed by the opportunity he sees in Bendigo to build the education, manufacturing and service environments and that he looks forward to working with Bendigo TAFE to provide the basis of community education and consequently prosperity for the region.