Mary Faraone – VIC

Board Chair, Chief Executive Holmesglen Institute

Ms Faraone commenced as Chief Executive of Holmesglen Institute in October 2013. Mary has had extensive experience in the VET sector, working with industry, RTOs and TAFE in various roles prior to joining Holmesglen Institute in 2003. Mary has been particularly instrumental in leading the Institute’s teaching and learning, securing a number of significant national and international projects and the introduction of higher education.

As Chief Executive Mary is keen to further develop the innovation and entrepreneurial culture at the Institute and build on the Institute’s history and reputation as a leading tertiary provider. Mary is committed to the role public tertiary education plays in supporting social inclusion and social cohesion in the community, and its underlying values of equity and access. Mary is optimistic for the future of TAFE and VET and looks forward to leading the organisation to ensure it remains at the forefront of tertiary education with pathways and programs at the senior secondary, technical and vocational and higher education sectors.

Mary currently is a member of the Victorian Roundtable for International Education with the Minister for Industry and was appointed as the Chair of the TAFE Directors Australia Board in October 2016. Mary was re-elected as Chair of the Board in November 2019, and again in 2022 for a three-year period.