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.


 


Greg Poetschka
Deputy Chairperson

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.
 


Lisa Roberts
Secretary

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.

 


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.
 

 


Sandra Lambkin
Community Representative

Sandra moved to Tamworth from the Northern Territory in 1982 and worked with the NSW Police Force for three years. In the following years she owned and operated a number of small businesses in Tamworth and retired from the workforce in 2008. Sandra earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree as a mature aged student, majoring in Australian History and Asian Studies. She is a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and currently sits on the Board of RSLNSW, a large not-for-profit charity.

 


Peter Hyde
Community Representative

Peter has lived in Tamworth since 1998 and has worked in the Electricity Supply Distribution Industry for 42 years. During that time he has worked in various areas of the business including Electrical Trade, Design, Apprentice Coordination, WH&S (employee & public safety), Training, Auditing, Incident Investigation, Human Resources, Project and Program Management as well as Frontline Management. Peter has qualifications in Electrical Trades, Frontline Management, WH&S, Investigation, Auditing and Human Resources. He is also an active member of The Rotary Club of Tamworth First Light and is committed to making a difference & contributing to the community.
 


Graham Archer
Community Representative

Graham has a long association with the Tamworth region and brings a wealth of experience, specialising in media and education. As an advocate for accessibility of education, Graham worked with tertiary institutions such as Charles Darwin University and Batchelor College, to deliver and design vocational education and training opportunities for Indigenous and multi-cultural students. Graham has also written nationally accredited courses and cites two personal highlights as writing the first broadcasting media handbook in five Aboriginal languages and being the senior consultant for the first Indigenous Youth Radio Station in Central Australia. Graham has a strong commitment to the Tamworth community and looks forward to sharing his vast knowledge as a member of the TCC Board.
 


Sharon Draper
Community Representative

Sharon has had a career spanning the public sector, human resources, juvenile justice and education. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Politics & Journalism) and Graduate Diplomas in Industrial Relations, Economics and Education and is currently employed as Head Teacher (HSIE) at Calrossy Anglican School. She and her husband Peter run Professional Driver Education, a local driver training school that specialises in disability learners. As someone with a strong social conscience, Sharon believes in the empowerment of individuals through education and training.