National Board

The TDA Board is comprised of TAFE CEO and Board representation from institutes across Australian states and territories.
TDA liaises across Australian and state/ territory governments, as well as its agencies.

The Board of Directors comprises up to ten elected members representing each state and territory. The office bearers are an elected chair and one elected deputy chairs. Current Board Members are shown below.

Dr Noordin Shehabuddeen

Board Member, Pro Vice-Chancellor Vocational Education & Training, Charles Darwin University
Noordin has an international track record in transforming industry engagement portfolios, including delivering institution-wide practice-led teaching and learning initiatives; growing commercial income generation activities; and establishing major innovation programs and facilities. Spanning Higher and Vocational education sectors, he has

Leanne Cover

Deputy Board Chair, Chief Executive Officer, Canberra Institute of Technology
Leanne Cover is the Chief Executive Officer of the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT), the largest government provider of vocational education and training institution in Canberra, the Australian capital, with more than 22,000 enrolments annually. CIT provides programs and

Mary Faraone

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

Grant Dreher

Board Member, Chief Executive Officer, TasTAFE
Grant Dreher is the CEO of TasTAFE, Tasmania’s public provider and the state’s largest registered training organisation.  TasTAFE delivers training to more than 20,000 students and works with industry and employers to meet their skills needs. Grant joined TasTAFE

Mary Campbell

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

Terry Durant

Board Member, Managing Director, South Metropolitan TAFE
Terry Durant is the Managing Director of South Metropolitan TAFE. Terry is passionate about the value and role of quality training and education in equipping individuals with skills for employment or further education. In 2016, Terry led the amalgamation

Craig Sloan

Board Member, Partner at KPMG
Craig is a Chartered Accountant and is a Senior Partner at KPMG, where he has worked for over 30 years, and is responsible for the national delivery of financial management, costing and profitability analysis advisory services.  He is a

David Coltman

Board Member, Chief Executive Officer, TAFE SA
In April 2019, following an extensive international recruitment process, TAFE SA appointed David Coltman to lead the organisation as its new Chief Executive, . David was previously Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Pathways and Vocational Education at Swinburne University of Technology.

Steffen Faurby

Board Member, Managing Director, TAFE NSW
Steffen Faurby joined TAFE NSW as Managing Director in January 2020. Prior to joining TAFE NSW, Steffen had a successful career in the public transport sector. Most recently he was CEO of State Transit Authority of NSW and before