Thursday 8 November 2018

 Industry Leadership – new thinking about jobs and careers   Panel Discussion One   Moderated by Kerry O’Brien, this panel discussion by our industry leaders will focus on big picture issues in recruiting and retaining workers while dealing with challenges such as an ageing workforce and competition for good talent. How can we develop job paths and career pathways or is this even something young people want in 2018?

Industry Leadership – new thinking about jobs and careers

Panel Discussion One

Moderated by Kerry O’Brien, this panel discussion by our industry leaders will focus on big picture issues in recruiting and retaining workers while dealing with challenges such as an ageing workforce and competition for good talent. How can we develop job paths and career pathways or is this even something young people want in 2018?

 Future Skilling our people in an age of digital transformation   Panel Discussion Two   Moderated by Kerry O’Brien, this panel discussion will focus on skills and industry’s response to digital transformation across the economy. The panels will be made up of industry leaders who will talk about the impact of new technology, digital disruption and possible responses by industry and the education sector to support our workforce in adapting to change.

Future Skilling our people in an age of digital transformation

Panel Discussion Two

Moderated by Kerry O’Brien, this panel discussion will focus on skills and industry’s response to digital transformation across the economy. The panels will be made up of industry leaders who will talk about the impact of new technology, digital disruption and possible responses by industry and the education sector to support our workforce in adapting to change.

Perth Panellists

PANEL ONE: "Industry Leadership - new thinking about jobs and careers"

  Victoria Kent    Specialist, Learning and Development - Rail, Rio Tinto and Chair Rail IRC   Victoria Kent has worked in the Rail Industry for the last 24 years in various roles, from guard to driver. Vicky works for Rio Tinto as a specialist to develop training resources for rail including new technologies and autonomous operations. She is the Chair of the Rail IRC and on two working groups that are working to develop the first units of competency for autonomous operations in the rail and the mining industries.

Victoria Kent

Specialist, Learning and Development - Rail, Rio Tinto and Chair Rail IRC

Victoria Kent has worked in the Rail Industry for the last 24 years in various roles, from guard to driver. Vicky works for Rio Tinto as a specialist to develop training resources for rail including new technologies and autonomous operations. She is the Chair of the Rail IRC and on two working groups that are working to develop the first units of competency for autonomous operations in the rail and the mining industries.

  Cathi Payne    Director, Payne Haulage and Deputy Chair Transport and Logistics IRC   Cathi Payne is a Director of Payne Haulage, a small business operating in the road transport sector. She has more than 25 years’ experience in the logistics industry, including time with a multinational company. She is involved with many industry associations and stakeholders in encouraging wide-ranging industry improvements, particularly in training and workforce development. She has been a board member of the Logistics Training Council since 2011 and Chair since 2014.

Cathi Payne

Director, Payne Haulage and Deputy Chair Transport and Logistics IRC

Cathi Payne is a Director of Payne Haulage, a small business operating in the road transport sector. She has more than 25 years’ experience in the logistics industry, including time with a multinational company. She is involved with many industry associations and stakeholders in encouraging wide-ranging industry improvements, particularly in training and workforce development. She has been a board member of the Logistics Training Council since 2011 and Chair since 2014.

  Miranda Taylor    Chief Executive Officer, National Energy Resources Australia   Miranda Taylor has been Chief Executive of NERA since 2016. She is a strategic leader at the forefront of innovation and collaboration within the Australian energy resources sector. With more than 20 years’ experience in strategic policy, risk management and stakeholder engagement, she drives sector-wide transformational change by bringing together the country’s best minds from technology, research and enterprise to build a more sustainable and efficient energy resources sector.

Miranda Taylor

Chief Executive Officer, National Energy Resources Australia

Miranda Taylor has been Chief Executive of NERA since 2016. She is a strategic leader at the forefront of innovation and collaboration within the Australian energy resources sector. With more than 20 years’ experience in strategic policy, risk management and stakeholder engagement, she drives sector-wide transformational change by bringing together the country’s best minds from technology, research and enterprise to build a more sustainable and efficient energy resources sector.

 

PANEL TWO: "Future Skilling our people in an age of digital transformation"

  Iain McDougall    General Manager, Hospitality Group Training (WA) Inc and Committee member AISC   Iain McDougall has been General Manager of Hospitality Group Training since 1995. This followed 20 years in senior management roles with the Department of Employment Education and Training, working mainly in training policy. He was National Chairman of Group Training Australia (now National Apprentice Employment Network) from 2006 to 2013, and a Director since then. He was also a past member of the WA Training Accreditation Council and currently the WA representative on the Australian Industry and Skills Committee.

Iain McDougall

General Manager, Hospitality Group Training (WA) Inc and Committee member AISC

Iain McDougall has been General Manager of Hospitality Group Training since 1995. This followed 20 years in senior management roles with the Department of Employment Education and Training, working mainly in training policy. He was National Chairman of Group Training Australia (now National Apprentice Employment Network) from 2006 to 2013, and a Director since then. He was also a past member of the WA Training Accreditation Council and currently the WA representative on the Australian Industry and Skills Committee.

  Jared Stone    Engineering Technician, Western Power and 2015 Apprentice of the Year   Jared Stone is a recently appointed Change and Innovation Business Partner at Western Power after seven years in Asset Operations and Asset Management roles. He received the Australian Apprentice of the Year award in 2015 and has completed VET qualifications from Certificate II to Advanced Diploma levels in electrotechnology and electrical engineering. He continues to be an ambassador for the VET sector as a member of VET Alumni.

Jared Stone

Engineering Technician, Western Power and 2015 Apprentice of the Year

Jared Stone is a recently appointed Change and Innovation Business Partner at Western Power after seven years in Asset Operations and Asset Management roles. He received the Australian Apprentice of the Year award in 2015 and has completed VET qualifications from Certificate II to Advanced Diploma levels in electrotechnology and electrical engineering. He continues to be an ambassador for the VET sector as a member of VET Alumni.

  Michelle Hoad    Managing Director of North Metropolitan TAFE   Michelle Hoad’s organisational/industrial psychology background has led to management and leadership roles in the implementation of quality systems, governance and culture change in a higher education and training context. Having spent over 20 years in senior management positions with several TAFE institutes in WA, she is passionate about the important role the VET sector plays in transforming lives and businesses.

Michelle Hoad

Managing Director of North Metropolitan TAFE

Michelle Hoad’s organisational/industrial psychology background has led to management and leadership roles in the implementation of quality systems, governance and culture change in a higher education and training context. Having spent over 20 years in senior management positions with several TAFE institutes in WA, she is passionate about the important role the VET sector plays in transforming lives and businesses.