Executive Team

The Lead Team are trusted and capable leaders who have accepted stewardship of Bendigo Kangan Institute’s important portfolios.

  • Sally Curtain
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Janelle Arena
    Chief Industry and Education Officer
  • Graham Fryer
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Michelle Johnston
    Chief People, Brand and Strategy Officer
  • Rob Thomason
    Executive Director VETASSESS | eWorks
  • Annie Scott
    Executive Director Campus Transformation
  • Tracey Limpens
    Chief of Staff
  • Najee Saban
    Executive Officer

Board of Directors

Bendigo Kangan Institute is the group entity for Bendigo TAFE, Kangan Institute, VETASSESS and eWorks.

The Board ensure Bendigo Kangan Institute's business is conducted in the best interests of individuals, enterprises, industries and communities. The Board is responsible to the Victorian Government for the governance and management of Bendigo Kangan Institute.

  • Margaret O’Rourke
    Board Chair
  • Professor Hal Swerissen
    Deputy Chair
  • Anne Brosnan
    Board Member
  • Elizabeth Joldeski
    Board Member
  • Katrina Lai
    Board Member
  • Cheryl Woollard
    Board Member
  • Sharan Burrow AC
    Board Member
  • Jamie Driscoll
    Board Member
  • Sally Curtain
    Board Member
  • Rudi Pavani
    Board Member
  • Michelle Turk
    Board Secretary

Our Vision, Mission and Values

We begin our next strategic cycle with a refreshed vision of empowering people and industry with the skills to create a bright future.

Our mission is to be acknowledged as a leading educator and trainer in work and life skills, making a real difference for students and industry across the communities we serve.

We will deliver this on a platform of strong values; Respect, Integrity, Accountability, Collaboration, Client Experience and Passion.

Public Statement of Commitment to the Prevention of Gender-Based Violence

2020>2025 Strategy

Bendigo Kangan Institute’s 2020>2025 Strategy aims to position the organisation as a nationally renowned education institute, teaching and training students to meet industry and government demands of today, while being equipped to adapt to the requirements of the future.