WorldSkills board appoints Stuart Henry

WorldSkills board appoints Stuart Henry

WorldSkills Australia has announced the appointment of three new board members, Megan Lilly, Stuart Henry and Trevor Schwenke.

According to WorldSkills Australia chair of the board Brian Wexham, the three new board members will further enhance the skills of the current board.

“WorldSkills Australia will benefit enormously from the additional expertise and experience of these three new board members. We welcome Megan, Stuart and Trevor to the WorldSkills Australia board and look forward to continuing to grow thanks to their knowledge, experience and networks,” said Brian.

Megan Lilly is the Australian Industry Group head of workforce development where she is responsible for developing all education and training policy and undertaking advocacy on behalf of members. Megan is also Manufacturing Skills Australia chair, Skills Working Group chair, Australian Industry Group Training Trust chief executive and board member, and a member of the Australian College of Education and the Australia India Education Council.

Stuart Henry is Aqua Global Consultants principal, former chairman of the World Plumbing Council and current executive director at Plumbing Products Industry Group. He is also a former Australian politician who was elected to the House of Representatives as the member for Hasluck, Western Australia at the 2004 federal election. Before entering politics Stuart was a small business proprietor and farm manager. He was also a director of Group Training Australia and the Australian Construction Industry Safety Training Trust, and a former deputy chair of the Building and Construction Industry Training Council.

Trevor Schwenke is Bendigo Kangan Institute’s newly appointed chief executive and former general manager of TAFE Queensland South West. He has more than 20 years’ experience in leadership roles in the vocational education and training, higher education, school and corporate sectors. He previously held a board position with TAFE Directors Australia and has been actively involved with WorldSkills Australia for more than 15 years, including as a volunteer in Queensland.

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