TAFE SA Board of Directors

TAFE SA is a statutory corporation owned by the South Australian Government. The Board of Directors is charged with building the TAFE SA brand, growing the reputation for quality, and achieving specific targets and outcomes.

Ms Jacqui McGill (Chair)

Ms McGill is a highly regarded industry leader with more than 30 years’ experience in the mining and resource sectors, including her recent tenure as Asset President of Olympic Dam for BHP Billiton, and is also on the SA Government Women’s Honour Roll for her outstanding contribution to the community. Ms McGill has been appointed as the Chair from 3 December 2018.

Mr Sam Scammell

Mr Scammell has more than 30 years’ experience as a practising lawyer and as a senior executive providing business mentoring and transformation services as well as specialties in financials, governance, risk and compliance to the Board.

Dr Craig Fowler

Dr Fowler has recently held the position of Managing Director for the National Centre for Vocational Education Research, and brings significant knowledge and understanding of the vocational education sector.

Ms Joanne Denley

Ms Denley has been a TAFE SA board director since 1 November 2012 and has contributed greatly to quality improvements in TAFE SA. She is a professional and experienced business advisor and independent board director with strong management and leaderships skills. She is highly experienced in human resources and risk management and has a depth of understanding of the TAFE sector.

Ms Judy Curran

Ms Curran has extensive executive experience across a wide range of assisted health and community services. As Group Chief Executive of the Can:Do Group and Chief Executive of SCOSA, Ms Curran has overseen major organisational change. She has highly developed corporate governance skills and has led cultural change within complex organisations.

Dr Jen Cleary

Dr Cleary has extensive expertise and knowledge of rural, regional and remote social and economic development. She has a background spanning vocational and higher education, regional, rural and remote research, development, social services and social policy and is currently the CEO of Centacare Catholic Country SA.

Mr Andrew Marshall AM

Mr Marshall AM is managing director of his own construction company and provides expert advice to the university sector on course curriculum. He is actively involved in various educational, professional and industry bodies associated with the construction industry. Mr Marshall AM understands the importance of workforce development and the value of trade training to the small to medium sized business sector. 

Mr David Hughes

Mr Hughes is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Homestart Finance, a role he has held since 2015. David has held Chief Financial Officer positions over many years with organisations operating in both the For Profit and Not For Profit sectors and operating both nationally and internationally. He also brings many years of experience in implementing and managing large and complex IT systems domestically and internationally.