Mary Campbell – QLD

Board Member, Chief Executive, TAFE Queensland

Mary Campbell was appointed CEO of TAFE Queensland in July 2018. She has many years of experience in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector along with a wealth of knowledge and exceptional leadership skills.

Mary has spent more than 25 years working in the VET sector and is passionate about all aspects of the business, but most importantly about creating real outcomes for VET students and their employers.

Mary has previously held senior management positions across a number of TAFE institutes in Queensland including SkillsTech Australia, Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE and Moreton Institute of TAFE. In more recent times, Mary undertook the role of Director TAFE Reform, leading the strategic and cultural changes for TAFE Queensland SkillsTech under the VET Reform agenda.

Mary is a member of the CVIAQ Skills and Training Sub-Committee and the National Apprenticeship Program Steering Committee. Mary has also been involved in a number of national initiatives including the COAG Industry and Skills Council and the Alternative Pathways to Trades Industry Reference Group.

Mary has a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Diploma of Teaching (TAFE), Graduate Diploma in Open and Distance Learning, and a Master’s Degree in Education and Learning Innovations.