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Singapore Board Members

HON JOHN PANDAZAPOULOS | CHAIR

John currently holds the position of Chair of Destination Phillip Island Regional Tourism Board, one of Australia's best known tourism regions and Chair of the Visitor Economy Ministerial Advisory Committee.

John is Victoria's longest continuous serving Tourism, Major Events and Gaming Minister with 28 years experience in Public Policy, Government and Governance at International, National, State and Local Government level. Former Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Racing, Major Projects and Employment. Former Member of the 'Cleanevent' Advisory Board, one of Australia's largest Events businesses at the time. Local Councillor and Mayor in the then City of Berwick and Executive of the Municipal Association of Victoria. Former Chair and Deputy Chair of Victorian Parliament Environment and Natural Resources Committee.

 

MR NICHOLAS HUNT | WILLIAM ANGLISS INSTITUTE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO)

The Institute's CEO works closely with Government to implement state and national policies and is responsible for achieving revenue targets as set out in The Institute's Strategic Plan, as well as other performance targets as specified in the Skills Victoria Annual Performance Agreement.

A key aspect of the CEO's role is to drive and develop The Institute's industry focus at both a strategic and operational level, ensuring the efficient use of resources in meeting the needs of stakeholders and clients. This includes driving change to support The Institute's effectiveness and accountability.

The CEO also identifies international and domestic commercial opportunities for innovative and flexible foods, tourism and hospitality industry-focused vocational education and training programs.
The CEO is also a member of the Board.

 

MR WAYNE CROSBIE | DIRECTOR, WILLIAM ANGLISS INSTITUTE INTERNATIONAL

Wayne's role within Angliss International is to implement a strategy of internationalisation across The Institute. This involves the planning, implementation and managing of The Institute's international activities. Angliss International is responsible for the recruitment of overseas students into accredited Institute programs, providing support services for these students and monitoring student progress.

Wayne is also responsible for identifying, developing, implementing and managing new offshore opportunities and projects, and in particular, The Institute's joint campuses in partnership with foreign education providers.

Wayne has developed strategic partnerships with a range of domestic and international organisations which include regional forums such as the ASEAN Secretariat, government organisations such as the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Workforce Development Agency, Singapore and global hotel chains such as the InterContinental Hotels Group, Hilton Worldwide and a range of education and training organisations.

 

MR IAN NICOLSON | HEAD, REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT SINGAPORE

Ian is William Angliss Institute Singapore's Chief Representative in China; member Management Committee, Singapore Association of Professional Training and Consulting Organisations.

Prior to joining WAI, Ian spent 15 years providing advice to government on industry training needs through his involvement in a number of Industry Training Boards including Service Skills Victoria.

 

BRENDA RICHARDSON | DIRECTOR 

Brenda Richardson has over 25 years' experience in the Manufacturing and Information Technology industries. As well as IT, her career has included a broad range of roles in Logistics, Process Re-engineering, Change Management and Strategy.


In 1999, she was appointed to the Operating Committee of Ford Australia, as Vice President of Information Technology and Business Initiatives for Ford Australia/New Zealand. She has extensive experience of managing dispersed sites, and bringing together the needs of diverse stakeholders and has held a series of roles with Asia-Pacific and global responsibility.


Brenda has considerable experience in Higher Education, including ten years on the Council of the University of Tasmania. Her board experience also includes roles in Built Environment, Audit and Risk, Community Engagement and advisory committees. She is currently a member of the Geelong Cemeteries Trust (Class A).


Currently self-employed, Brenda specialises in bridging the gap between technical and non-technical communities.


Brenda holds a Bachelor of Science (with Honours) majoring in Mathematics and Computing as well as a Masters of Business Administration. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 

PETER SEXTON | DIRECTOR

Peter Sexton is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Chartered Accountant. Peter has 40 years' experience in external audit across Australia, the UK and Indonesia, auditing publicly listed companies, large proprietary companies and not-for-profits; helping businesses achieve an appropriate level of best practice in financial reporting and risk management.

Peter started his career with Peat Marwick Mitchell (now KPMG) in 1979 and retired as an audit partner with RSM Australia Partners in 2019. He still works with RSM on a range of consulting assignments and the provision of probity services to various government agencies. In 2010 he was personally appointed by the Parliament of Victoria to conduct the financial audit of the Office of the Victorian Auditor General for a 3-year period.

Peter's contribution as a director leverages his financial reporting and management experience, particularly his interest in behavioural management and the importance of strategy, execution, culture and structure in growing a successful business.

Peter is no stranger to the hospitality sector having provided pro-bono audit services to the Victorian Tourism Awards process for 15 years between 2003 and 2017 and working with a range of tourism organisations including various peak bodies in the industry.

Peter is also a director of Montsalvat Ltd, a cultural and tourism precinct in Eltham Victoria that has practical and meaningful exchanges with the Australian artistic community, providing educational opportunities in all forms of the arts for people of all ages and stages of life.