OUR BOARD Chris Bevan Chairman of the Board Chris joined the Workskills Board in 2005 and has been the Chairman for almost all the years since. After retiring from Forestry Tasmania, Chris was looking for an organisation where he could give his time to help people and Workskills has proven to be the perfect fit. Chris appreciates working with an excellent Board, a strong management team and dedicated staff. He recently completed and graduated from the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course, covering the compliance and performance requirements of an effective Board. Heather Chaplin Deputy Chairperson Human Resources Manager – Tasmanian Government Heather joined the Board in October 2008 and became deputy Chair in November 2009. Heather has an extensive background in the employment, vocational and training sector with more than 21 years’ experience in the industry with for-profit and not-for- profit providers and Government. She joined the industry working in human resources on a large industrial site and has seen first-hand what vocational training can do to benefit individuals and the organisations in which they work. Heather has also worked as a frontline employment and training coordinator for a not-for-profit organisation. Heather has an excellent understanding of the issues that face employment services providers and is committed to working with the Board and management of Workskills. Chris Hughes Public Officer General Practioner Chris Hughes has been a member of the Workskills Board and its precursors for over 23 years. As a GP in Bridgewater, he has long had a passion for the principles and practice of social justice and the right of everyone to reach their full potential. Chris is the current Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Tasmanian Faculty Censor with local and national responsibilities in relation to GP Assessment and Policy. He is also a member of the Queens Domain Advisory Committee advising the Hobart City Council in all matters relating to the planning and use of the Queens Domain. Steve Luttrell Co-Treasurer Born and raised in Hobart, Steve completed a Bachelor of Science (Forestry) at the Australian National University. On return to Tasmania he worked with the Forestry Commission and Forestry Tasmania including roles in senior management, operational management and sales and marketing. He also has experience in private enterprise through secondment and then through project work subsequent to retirement. Steve has been a Board Member of Workskills for 6 ½ years and is also a Director of the Forest Practices Authority. Robert Flanagan Board Member Robert is an Industrial Relations practitioner with over 21 years’ experience and has a strong commitment to social justice. Robert is currently the Assistant Branch Secretary for the Tasmanian Branch of the Australian Workers Union and Vice President of the Industrial Relations Society of Tasmania. Robert has been a Board Member of Workskills for 5 ½ years Iain Frawley Board Member Iain has extensive background experience in public administration, having spent considerable time in senior roles in both the federal and state public services. In addition Iain has been actively engaged in community activities on a voluntary basis where past roles have included membership of the Boards of Management for Jobmatch Inc. (now Wise Employment) and Project Hahn, and as President of the Friends Football Club. Currently Iain is involved in a voluntary capacity with Workskills and the Hobart City Football Club. Iain holds a Master of Public Administration and Graduate Certificate of Corporate Governance. He has been a Workskills Board Member since 2001. Louise Wallace Board Member Louise joined the Workskills Board in 2009. Born and raised in Hobart, she has 20 years of experience in Sales and Marketing working within the Private Health Insurance Industry dealing with both government and private sectors. Louise has also worked within the employment, vocational and training sectors for both for-profit and not-for-profit providers. Leigh Delaney Board Member Leigh joined the Board in 2015. He has varied experience in the community sector with not for profit organisations having worked in operational and managerial roles. He has worked with a number of organisations under previous Government employment contracts and is presently employed in human resources in the Aged Care Sector. Leigh has a passion for supporting people to live full and meaningful lives and to have access to the resources they need to reach their full potential. Bernadette Ulbrich-Hooper Co-Treasurer Bernadette joined the Workskills Board in 2012 and is a barrister and solicitor, qualified winemaker and veterinary nurse with a strong background in training and development, lecturing and tutoring. Bernadette has recently completed and graduated from the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course, covering the compliance and performance requirements of an effective Board, and is presently working in the Tasmanian wine industry.