Ms Marie Persson
Marie has held senior executive positions in the Australian public sector at state and national levels for over 30 years. From 2005 to 2010 Marie was the head of TAFE NSW and the Adult and Community Education Sector. During this time she led a major reform of the organisation’s strategic direction and structure: TAFE in the 21st Century.
Marie is the recipient of several awards recognising her skills and contributions including the NSW Telstra Business Woman of the Year (2003), the Australian Telstra Community and Government Award (2003) and the International Literacy Year medal (1990).
From 2008 to 2014 Marie was a member of the board of Skills Australia and the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency, which provided advice to the Australian government on current, emerging and future skills and workforce development needs.
Marie has a Masters of Education from the University of NSW, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. As a Board member and reviewer, she has brought her policy and leadership skills to the NSW Board of Studies, the YWCA, the NSW TAFE Commission, the University of Melbourne’s LH Martin Institute, as well as the Australian Government’s Expert panel on Australian Apprenticeships.