Each year our Steering Committee  operates to ensure that we are representing all our stakeholders and to obtaining advise and recommendations on emerging skills, careers and programs that are happening in Australia and how we can best promote Vocational Education and Training.

The steering committee consists of representatives from the National Careers Institute, State/Territory governments, key stakeholders from the VET sector and Australian VET Alumni.

Meet our 2022 Committee members


Troy Williams - ITECA - Chief Executive

The Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) is the peak body representing independent providers in the higher education, vocational education, training and skills sectors, with Troy appointed its Chief Executive Officer in 2018. Given that independent Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) support around 85% of the 3.9 million students in vocational training, Troy is active in driving policy reforms that restructure Australia’s skills sector. In November 2018 Troy accepted the appointment of Chief Executive at the I Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA), the peak body representing the independent tertiary education sector in Australia. ITECA is a strong advocate to ensure that the government fosters an environment where the independent tertiary education sector can innovate, grow and meet the expectations of students and business. This is achieved through the delivery of certification programs plus building collaborative relationships with stakeholders in the education sector, business community and government. Troy’s experience spans three decades as a senior executive with industry associations in the medtech, construction and property sectors. He’s play a role in the establishment and reform of occupational licensing and registration schemes and their relationship with government legislation at a state and territory levels. Beyond Troy's role with ITECA, he contributes to efforts to secure pro-business reforms to the technical, regulatory and commercial environment via appointments to a number of forums and government committees. On training and skills matters, he’s active with organisations including Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) and the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA). He has been appointed to key government committees such as the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Skilled Migration convened by the Australian Government.

Brian Wexham - SkillsOne - CEO + Chair of National Skills Week

Brian is an experienced executive and non-executive director with an extensive background in media and advertising, spanning over 30 years. Brian spent 15 years with The Times and Sunday Times in a variety of executive roles, gaining significant operational experience across editorial and advertising. From 1983, he spent several years in Cape Town, South Africa working with the largest publishing company, Media 24. He later returned to London and joined The Observer as a Director and was also on the main board of the newly launched Today newspaper. During this period in the UK he headed up the development of The Observer’s enterprise division which embraced film production, book publishing and the successful launch of new magazine titles. In 1990, Brian moved to Nairobi, Kenya to head up Lonrho PLC’s East African publishing interests as CEO He is the author of several books, including the highly acclaimed Shipwrecks (Timmins), as well as being the author of a successful international cartoon strip. In 2006 Brian was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer of The Institute for Trade Skills Excellence. He is a committed proponent of vocational education and training, and is now CEO of SkillsOne Television and Founder and Chair of National Skills Week. In 2013, Brian was nominated as Chair of WorldSkills Australia, a position he held for 5 years. Brian also holds several non-executive board positions, which include Creative Communications, and Chair of The Australian Children’s Music Foundation.

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