Our Team

Advisory Group

Overseeing the delivery and progress of Skilling the Bay is the Skilling the Bay Advisory Group. This group is comprised of leaders from Geelong’s key industry education and community sectors. Members are responsible for ensuring that Skilling the Bay continues to deliver effective initiatives that prepare the Geelong community for the jobs of the future.

Professor Jane den Hollander, Vice-Chancellor, Deakin University (Chair)
Lisa Line, CEO, The Gordon
Emily Jones, Director – Industry Engagement, HESG, Department of Education and Training
Clare Amies, CEO, WorkSafe
Damian Armour, CEO, Epworth Geelong
David Henderson, State Manager, Victoria, Department of Employment
Mike Hirst, Managing Director, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank
Phil Honeywell, Principal, Newcomb Secondary College
Toby oConnor, Executive Director, St Laurence Community Services
Nick Stanley, CEO, Tribal Campus

Project Team

The Project Team manages the delivery of the initiatives, including partnerships with Skilling the Bay’s delivery partners.
Carley Brennan (Manager)
Chris Goy (Project Officer - Education Initiatives)
Juliet Williams (Project Officer - Employment and Skills Initiatives)
For general enquiries email skillingthebay@gordontafe.edu.au

Delivery Partners 

Our delivery partners ensure the successful implementation and continuous improvement of the initiatives:

  • Deakin University
  • G2 Innovation
  • Geelong Region Local and Employment Network (GRLLEN)
  • ICT Geelong
  • Northern Futures
  • The Gordon
  • Upstart Challenge
  • Whittington Works
  • Secondary schools across the Geelong region


Preparing Geelong for the jobs of the future through education, employment and innovation

Our training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. | Authorised by the Victorian Government, Melbourne.

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