Tamworth Community College

Our Board of Directors

The Tamworth Community College Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that the vision and strategies of the College are achieved.

The Board consists of a group of professional, dedicated volunteers who provide guidance and contribute to good governance. The Board sets the College’s priorities and is accountable for exercising the authority given to it in its constitution.

Jenny Butler

Chairperson

Jenny has lived in Tamworth since 1975. During this time she has combined raising a family with tertiary studies as well as establishing, operating and selling two successful small businesses. Having sold her accounting/financial planning practice in 2015, Jenny has time to devote to the community in areas of special interest to her such as education. Jenny’s qualifications are Bachelor of Arts with major in Sociology, Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning and Advanced Diploma in Accounting.

 

 

Todd Crandell

Deputy Chairperson

Todd has lived in Tamworth since 2014 and has previously worked in engineering, research and development, print media and now disabilities and nursing. He has a Diploma in Nursing, along with qualifications in aged care, QC, engineering and OHS. He strives to build opportunities for the disability community through advocacy, community access and education. Todd gives back to the community by supporting regional activities and ventures that will provide a benefit to the youth of the region.

 

 

Sara Byrnes

Secretary

Sara is a proud Gomeroi Yinarr and brings a wealth of experience in education and community services to our Board of Directors. A committed supporter of vocational education and training, Sara has qualifications in project management, case management, community services, front-line management and training and assessment.

 

 

Peter Johnston

Treasurer

Peter has applied his qualifications in business, accounting, marketing, communications, project management and training and assessment in Tamworth’s not-for-profit community services sector since 2000. He runs a consulting business, works as a VET trainer/assessor, and serves as a community representative on three local boards of governance.

 

 

Steve Beaton

Community Representative

Steve retired from the public sector, specialising in HR, medical administration and general business in 2012. He has tertiary qualifications in HR and accountancy, and is a graduate of the Institute of Company Directors. Steve served on the Board of a local Credit Union for over 18 years and is now a member and Board Representative for Rotary Club of Tamworth.

 

 

Noreen Chapman

Community Representative

Noreen has had 27 years’ experience in adult education as a full time TAFE teacher and co-ordinator of the Tertiary Preparation Certificate preparing students to enter University.  She also delivered HSC English, history, drama, film and media studies classes and worked with women returning to the workforce. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts, Diploma in Education, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and Certificate IV in Screen.

 

 

Lisa Roberts

Community Representative

Lisa has built a career in the public sector in both the state and local level for 20 years. Lisa has tertiary qualifications in natural resource management and business management and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Passionate about making a difference for the community, Lisa believes access to education and learning opportunities are foundational life skills that contribute to well-being and personal growth.

 

 

Greg Poetschka

Community Representative

Greg has a career spanning over 40 years in the NSW public service and 23 years as a passionate advocate for vocational education and training (VET), having finished in his role as Regional Manager, New England Region with Training Services NSW in July 2018.  A highlight of Greg’s career was signing up the first School Based Apprentice in NSW and being a founding member of the Agribusiness Careers & Professions (AGCAP) program, and an instigator of the Greater Northern Skills Development Group which now has 5 sub-committees and boasts a membership of 130.

 

Ferne Wilson

Trainer Representative

Ferne has been a Trainer at the Tamworth Community College since 2007 and joined the Board of Directors as Trainer Representative in 2012. Ferne says that she finds the role as Trainer Rep challenging, valuable and enlightening; “I like being able to give the Trainers a voice while being able to clarify why mechanisms are in place and then providing that information back to Trainers”.