Board of Directors

Bendigo Kangan Institute is the group entity for Bendigo TAFE, Kangan Institute, VETASSESS and eWorks.

The Board ensure Bendigo Kangan Institute's business is conducted in the best interests of individuals, enterprises, industries and communities. The Board is responsible to the Victorian Government for the governance and management of Bendigo Kangan Institute.

  • Peter Harmsworth AO
    Board Chair
  • Margaret O'Rourke
    Deputy Chair
  • Sally Curtain
    Board Member
  • Katrina Lai
    Board Member
  • Audrey Sanderson
    Board Member
  • Anne Brosnan
    Board Member
  • Dr Margaret Salter
    Board Member
  • Professor Hal Swerissen
    Board Member
  • Cheryl Woollard
    Board Member
  • Fiona Schutt
    Board Member

Executive Team

The Lead Team are trusted and capable leaders who have accepted stewardship of Bendigo Kangan Institute’s important portfolios.

  • Sally Curtain
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Janelle Arena
    Chief Industry Engagement and Education Officer
  • Michelle Paez-Kirkland
    Chief Governance and Quality Officer (Acting)
  • Dave Richardson
    Chief Experience and Growth Officer (Acting
  • Michelle Johnston
    Chief People Culture and Strategy Officer
  • Graham Fryer
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Rob Thomason
    Executive Director VETASSESS | eWorks
  • Annie Tiso
    Executive Director Campus Transformation
  • Phill Murphy
    Executive Director Student Journey Transformation
  • Madeleine Scanlon
    Chief of Staff | Board Secretary

Our Vision, Mission and Values

We begin our next strategic cycle with a refreshed vision of empowering people and industry with the skills to create a bright future.

Our mission is to be acknowledged as a leading educator and trainer in work and life skills, making a real difference for students and industry across the communities we serve.

We will deliver this on a platform of strong values; Respect, Integrity, Accountability, Collaboration, Client Experience and Passion.

2020>2025 Strategy

Bendigo Kangan Institute’s 2020>2025 Strategy aims to position the organisation as a nationally renowned education institute, teaching and training students to meet industry and government demands of today, while being equipped to adapt to the requirements of the future.