Tuesday, May 17, 2022

New Chair of the NSW Skills Board appointed

Technology industry leader and Microsoft Australia Managing Director Steven Worrall has been appointed as the new Chair of the NSW Skills Board.

Minister for Skills and Training Alister Henskens said Mr Worrall has proven to be a valuable member of the NSW Skills Board and will bring a wealth of diverse experience and expertise to the role.

“Worrall has been a member of the Skills Board since January 2021, providing valuable insight based on a long career in the tech industry,” Mr Henskens said.

“It is critical that students in NSW have access to the skills and training they need to have a prosperous future and Mr Worrall’s appointment for the next two years will provide the necessary direction to help make that happen.”

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The NSW Skills Board provides independent advice to the NSW Government on how best to meet the skills and training needs of industry, regions and the economy.

Worrall said he looks forward to working with the NSW Government and the Skills Board to provide strategic advice on the vocational education and training system.

“NSW faces many challenges at the moment, and meeting the skills and training needs of the economy is at the top of the list,” Mr Worrall said.

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“For the economy to thrive once more, every sector needs a skilled workforce to meet the skills demands of today and the workforce of the future.”

Members of the NSW Skills Board include:

  • Mr Steven Worrall – Microsoft Australia;
  • Professor Paul Chandler – UNSW;
  • Ms Robyn Delander – Health & Safety Advisory Service Pty Ltd.;
  • Ms Jillian Kilby – The Infrastructure Collaborative; and
  • Mr Gregory Whitby AM – Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta.
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Minister Henskens thanked outgoing Chair Philip Clark AO for his contributions to the Board during his term.

More information on the NSW Skills Board is available online.

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