Members of the Board
The Board is responsible to the Association Council for oversight of operations of the Association.
Board members are elected by members of the VTA Association Council representatives, and comprises a Chair, a Non-Executive Board Member and three CEO Members.
- Allison Jenvey, Chair (Chair, Wodonga TAFE)
- Amanda Brook, Non-Executive Member (Board Member, Box Hill Institute)
- David Coltman, CEO Member (Deputy Vice-Chancellor PAVE, Swinburne University)
- Mark Dixon, CEO Member (CEO, Wodonga TAFE)
- Nicholas Hunt, Treasurer/CEO Member (CEO, William Angliss Institute)
Elected as VTA Chair in April 2018.
Allison joined the Wodonga TAFE Board in 2015 and has been serving in the position of Board Chair since 2016.
Allison has been a Director at ATS Partners since 2001, having worked in the Practice as an accountant since 1996, offering taxation and financial advisory services in the Wodonga region. Allison has significant governance experience on local Boards and Committees including as a Director on the Albury Wodonga Health Board and served as Chair of its Audit and Risk Committee for four years. Allison was also previously President of the Wodonga Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Baranduda Fields Governance Groups and the Rural Housing Network Board.
Amanda is an experienced Business Leader and Marketer with a customer driven approach to strategy and business management, gained through an interesting career in organisations whose brands are icons in the retial, wholesale, manufacturing and digital media publishing and education sectors.
Amanda is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australina Marketing Institute.
David Coltman is Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Pathways and Vocational Education at Swinburne University of Technology. David joined Swinburne in March 2015 after emigrating to Australia in 2014 and briefly working at the Holmesglen Institute.
David has worked in the education, government and commercial sectors. His work in education has centred around programs that increase participation in higher education of underrepresented communities. In New Zealand this focused on working with Maori, Pacific and refugee communities. He has been heavily involved in the governance of community organisations in both the education and social service sectors.
David holds a Master of Adult Education and a Master of Public Administration. He also completed the Institute of Educational Leadership Program at Harvard University and the Kellogg Foundation’s Institute of Developmental Education.
Mark Dixon is Chief Executive Office of the Wodonga Institute of TAFE. He has more than 30 years’ experience as a military officer in both the UK and Australian Armies and has seen active service in Afghanistan and Iraq. Mark continues his association with the Defence Force as an Honorary Colonel for the Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps.Mark Dixon is Chief Executive Officer of the Wodonga Institute of TAFE. He has more than 30 years’ experience as a military officer in both the UK and Australian Armies and has seen active service in Afghanistan and Iraq. Mark continues his association with the Defence Force as an Honorary Colonel for the Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps. Mark Dixon is Chief Executive Officer of the Wodonga Institute of TAFE.
Mark is a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He also holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees and executive leadership qualifications.
Mark has a strong vocational training and education background, including time as a teacher in the UK and as an instructor and Commanding Officer at the Army’s Logistic Training Centre. He is passionate about vocational education and training and growing participation to the benefit of local students.
Nicholas Hunt was appointed Chief Executive Officer of William Angliss Institute in 2007. Since joining the Institute Nick has focussed on developing WAIs educational programs, strengthening the Institute’s activities in support of industry and leading the Institute’s strategic development in a period of significant change.
WAI is Australia’s largest specialist provider of foods, tourism, hospitality and events education and training. WAI seeks to be the leading educational provider of Australian hospitality, tourism, foods and culinary arts nationally and internationally.
The Institute’s mission is to deliver the highest quality specialist skills and education to inspire, empower and develop people passionately devoted to being service industry professionals, leaders and innovators.
Prior to joining the Institute Nick held a variety of positions in tourism and education development sectors. These include CEO - Tourism Alliance Victoria, CEO - Country Victorian Tourism Council and Executive Director - Tourism Training Victoria.
Outside of the Institute, Nick is a Director of TAFE Directors Australia, the national body representing public TAFE providers; Director of the International Centre of Excellence in Tourism & Hospitality Education (THE-ICE), Board Member Victorian Tourism Industry Council and Treasurer of the Victorian TAFE Association.
Nick’s qualifications include a Masters in Education Policy (International), University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) University of Tasmania and is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.