Our Board

Our Board

We would like to acknowledge and thank the following members of our community, who are currently serving on the College’s Board.

  • Julia RidoutChair

    Julia is an experienced executive with over 20 years senior leadership practice, across a range of industries in Australia, Asia and the UK. Her roles have included training, information technology, construction, retail, research and media. As an advocate for change and improving mental health, Julia is focused on opportunities that deliver practical solutions.

  • Patrick GallagherDeputy Chair

    Patrick Gallagher CSC was formerly in the Australian Army. Over the past 20 years he has held a wide range of general management and subject matter expert roles in business, corporate strategy and risk management in the public and private sectors, both in Australia and overseas. He is currently Head of Risk at Sydney Water.

  • Robert PuffettDirector

    Robert (Bob) Puffett AM started his working life as an apprentice plumber and worked his trade until he joined TAFE as a technical teacher. He progressed to Head of School then College Principal. He then went on to become Director of Industrial Relations and Director of the Sydney Institute. Prior to retirement he was Assistant Director General for TAFE NSW.

  • Peter Annis-BrownDirector

    Peter Annis-Brown has had a Corporate banking career, Non-Profit sector CEO, Sport/ Exercise Consultant and Allied Health Business owner, he possesses over 25 years direct experience across several domains. He is the founder/ Owner of ManageHealth and ManageSport. He sits on advisory grant committees for Local and Federal MP’s, is a member of the Industry council for Fitness Australia and Board member for the Central Coast Community College and HVTC. Peter has an MBA in International Sport Management and Business, qualified Health coach, qualified exercise professional, Certificate IV in training and assessing, an accredited Mental Health 1st Aid Instructor and is a Certified Project Director.

  • Sue MurrayDirector

    Sue Murray has over 30 years' experience in finance and commercial leadership across various industries including agriculture, not-for-profit and, most recently, defence and aerospace. She is currently a senior manager at the global defence company BAE Systems Australia. Mrs Murray joined the College’s Board in 2019 and is passionate about career development for the next generation.

  • Joanne MartinCEO

    Joanne has extensive leadership and senior management experience having worked in small business, Director roles and as a corporate executive in the finance, water and education industries, in public, private and not-for-profit sectors. She is passionate about contributing to her local community by leveraging her considerable business, people and technology qualifications, skills and expertise.