Leadership team
TAFE Queensland executive
Mary Campbell
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Mary Campbell has more than 30 years of experience working in the vocational education and training sector. She is passionate about all aspects of TAFE Queensland, but most importantly about creating real outcomes for students, communities, employers, and industry.

Sue Davis
Chief Financial and Operations Officer (CFOO)

Sue Davis is a highly motivated financial executive. She has more than 20 years of senior executive financial and business management experience across a range of industries including education. Sue is resourceful and results orientated, and is driven to achieve.

Joann Pyne
Acting Chief Academic Officer (A/CAO)

Joann Pyne has experience in both local and federal government across a variety of roles. She has been instrumental in developing a range of programs that have received awards for their innovative approach, unique and successful partnerships, and their responsiveness to business, industry and community

Alan Chapman
Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Alan Chapman is a highly motivated, results-driven leader with broad experience in ICT. He specialises in enterprise architecture, ICT strategic planning, software development, and ICT operations​. Alan has a history of establishing powerful strategic directions and delivering programs that drive outcomes.

Vanessa Kissane
Vanessa Kissane
Acting Chief Human Resources Officer (A/CHRO)

Vanessa Kissane has a wealth of experience in strategic and operational human resources management, employee relations, and work health and safety. With an innovative approach to all facets of employment Vanessa brings a strong operational understanding to drive organisational performance.

Dr Paul Wilson
General Manager, Brisbane Region

Dr Paul Wilson has almost 24 years of experience in tertiary education in roles from lecturer to head of school and faculty dean through to Chief Executive Officer roles. During his time in leadership roles he has been responsible for all aspects of educational delivery and organisational change management.

Ana Rodger
General Manager, East Coast Region

Ana Rodger has extensive experience in the vocational education and training industry. Her expertise lies in training development and delivery, learning management, and staff development. Ana is also a passionate advocate for VET, believing in the remarkable difference it makes to people’s lives.

Karen Dickinson
General Manager, Gold Coast Region

Karen Dickinson has extensive executive level experience in public sector management across health, employment services, and vocational education and training. She has a range of qualifications from bachelor to masters levels, and is also member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Tim Campbell
Tim Campbell
Acting General Manager, North Regions

Tim Campbell has 18 years’ experience in VET as a teacher, manager and director, and also spent two years living remotely leading an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander training and construction organisation. He is passionate about fully developing staff to achieve outcomes for students and the community.

John Tucker
General Manager, SkillsTech Region

John Tucker has experience in vocational education as a teacher, senior manager, faculty head, and executive director. He is a recognised leader in innovative teaching and learning practices, and is passionate about achieving the best training outcomes for students, industry, and TAFE Queensland.

Brent Kinnane
General Manager, South West Region

Brent Kinnane has experience in strategic and operational management, business development and finance across a range of industries and sectors, and has worked in VET since 2001. He holds a Bachelor of Business Management (Distinction) and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Robert Petherbridge
Executive Director, Business Development

Robert Petherbridge has extensive experience in leading the development of major strategic policy projects. He is highly regarded in the education and training sector as his previous work was fundamental to the creation of TAFE Queensland as a statutory body in addition to other high profile projects.

Garth Hewson legal
Gareth Hewson
Executive Director, Legal Services and General Counsel

Gareth Hewson is an experienced law professional and has held roles advising large organisations in Australia and overseas, including in-house counsel roles at ASX-listed and multi-national companies. He specialises in government contracting, international projects, dispute resolution and multi-party ventures.

Denise O'Brien
Executive Director, International Development

Denise O'Brien began her career in VET as an educator before moving into senior management roles including CEO positions in Victoria and for the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC). She is passionate about assisting people of all ages to improve their economic, social, and cultural prospects.

Our vision, mission and values

Though our form has changed many times throughout our proud history, our vision and mission have stayed the same.