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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 Joanne Denley (Chair)

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.

Andrea Broadfoot

Ms Andrea Broadfoot

Ms Broadfoot has a deep understanding of TAFE SA through a regional lens and is an elected member of the Port Lincoln City Council. She also has public sector experience and was most recently a significant contributor to the development of the Roadmap for the Future of TAFE SA

Paul Brock

Mr Paul Brock

Mr Brock has many years of leadership experience including CEO for more than 10-years at Carey Training and Carey Group Training, as well as 7 years as Manager at Adelaide Training and Employment Centre (ATEC). Paul is also the Managing Director of Ganbara Facility Services, a majority Aboriginal owned organisation which delivers facility management services and has a strong focus on creating employment opportunities for Aboriginal people and other disadvantaged groups. He has also been appointed to both the Ministerial Advisory Committee: VET for School Students and the SA Skills Commission in 2021.


Mr Michael Boyce OAM

For 15 years, Mr Boyce OAM was the Chief Executive of PEER, a not-for-profit Registered Training Organisation that delivers nationally accredited training packages. Following this, he chaired the SA Training and Skills Commission for four years and was recently appointed to the Board of MEGT, Australia’s largest and only national Apprenticeship Network Provider. Michael was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for his services to Vocational Training in 2018.


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.

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.
Ingrid Haythorpe

Ms Ingrid Haythorpe GAICD

Ms Haythorpe is the Managing Partner of PEG Consulting and founder and Principal of The Dux Project. She has led significant projects for the Victorian, Australian Capital Territory, Northern Territory and South Australian governments including a number of independent reviews of legislation. She has senior executive experience across numerous agencies in the South Australian Government including Chief Executive of the Attorney-General’s Department.  Ingrid is a board member of Central Adelaide Local Health Network and Chair of its Audit and Risk Committee.


Mr David Hughes

Mr Hughes is a former Chief Financial Officer at Homestart Finance and 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.

Leah Marrone

Ms Leah Marrone

Ms Marrone is a Barrister at Flinders Chambers and brings extensive legal experience gained across her career including at the Crown Solicitor’s Office and Legal Services Commission. She is also a member of the Respect at Work Council, is the Immediate Past President of Australian Women Lawyers Ltd and is a current member of the Law Foundation (State Board).


Ms Julieann Riedstra

Ms Riedstra has had a well-established career in the public sector in South Australia and most recently was the Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer of the Department for Education. Julieann is currently the President of Zoos SA and Chair of the Department for Environment and Water Performance and Risk Committee.

Ministerial Representatives

Appointed under Section 8 of the Public Corporations Act 1993 to attend the meetings of the Board.

Department for Education


Department of Treasury & Finance

Ms Jane Burton - Director, Account Management is the Treasurer’s representative on the TAFE SA Board of Directors.

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