Board of Directors

Board Chairman

Laurie D’Apice

Laurie is President for Human Resources for Linfox which is Australia’s largest privately owned Transport and Logistics Business. In this role, Laurie has responsibility for human resources, recruitment, organisational and people development, industrial relations, workplace safety, workers compensation, regulatory compliance, corporate communications and sustainability.

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Deputy Chairman

Jon Northorpe

Jon established the ‘The Thought Group’ in 2007 which provides specialist services in project management, supply chain and infrastructure markets. Key projects have been in the design, delivery and implementation services to the Logistics Industry both in Australia and Internationally.

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Director

Ron Devitt

Ron is currently the Principle Manager Learning Services, within the Organisational Development Branch which is responsible for providing a complete range of L&D services to the Transport for NSW cluster.

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Director

Mick Doleman

Mick is International Executive Officer of the Maritime Union of Australia. He has had a long career in the Maritime Industry including various roles in the sea-going component of the sector as a seafarer. Mick has performed senior executive roles including managing bargaining negotiations with industry enterprises, representing members in industrial tribunals and presenting to international industry forums and conferences for his current organisation for more than 30 years.

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Director

Michael Kaine

Michael is the Assistant National Secretary of the Transport Workers Union. In this role Michael has overarching responsibility for enterprise bargaining on behalf of the organisation with numerous employers and industry peak bodies and in addition manages the organisation’s finance, research and policy units.

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Director

Bob Nanva

Bob Nanva is National Secretary of the Rail, Bus and Tram Union. In this role he has had responsibility for managing bargaining negotiations with industry, negotiating sustainable productivity reforms with enterprises, creating and implementing a new strategic direction for the organisation and reforming national governance arrangements to meet best practices.

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AIS MEDIA

AIS Newsletter June 2017

I was pleased to attend an International Skills Roundtable at Parliament House in Canberra this month. The Hon Karen Andrews, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and…

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AIS VISITS CET

Australian Industry Standards commitment to industry engagement includes consultation with training providers who are at the coalface of Vocational Education and Training. These activities are aimed at gathering information and…

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Aviation projects approved

An efficient, safe, and secure aviation system is integral to Australia’s social and economic well-being. Australia’s aviation industry aids both travel and trade, connecting our cities and towns and Australia…

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Workforce Digital Skills Survey

Australian Industry Standards (AIS) is a partner in RMIT University’s research project investigating workforce digital skills. Each of the 2017 Industry Reference Committee (IRC) Skills Forecasts identified technology and digital…

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AIS Newsletter May 2017

The 2017 IRC Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work, for each Industry Reference Committee (IRC) we support, has been submitted to the Australian Industry Skills Committee.

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2017 IRC Skills Forecasts released

The end of April saw the submission of the 2017 IRC Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work for the eleven Industry Reference Committees (IRC) that AIS supports. The 2017…

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Rail safety project fast tracked

With the safety of rail workers and the community its focus, the Rail Industry Reference Committee has supported fast tracking of the development of a Safety Critical Communication unit of…

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AIS international footprint grows

On behalf of Australian Industry Standards, I was recently invited to provide a presentation at a workshop in Vietnam on skills development in the Logistics industry. The workshop was facilitated…

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AIS Newsletter April 2017

This month I was pleased to attend the launch of Moorebank Logistics Park, one of Australia’s most important freight infrastructure projects, located in south-west Sydney. The intermodal terminal will deliver…

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Australian Training Awards

The Australian Training Awards are the peak, national awards for the vocational education and training (VET) sector, recognising individuals, businesses and registered training organisations for their contribution to skilling Australia. Since 1994, the…

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