Our Executive

 
Paul Walsh
Paul Walsh

Chief Executive Officer

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Paul is an accomplished leader with a comprehensive knowledge of Australia’s VET system. He works closely with Government, industry and education leaders to ensure that training investment decisions support Australia’s global competitiveness through stronger more capable businesses.

David Dixon
David Dixon

Chief Operating Officer

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David has oversight of AIS operations, with a focus on supporting Industry Reference Committees and developing priority training package products. Having held managerial roles in aviation, training and logistics support, he understands the importance of skills capability for the growth of Australia.

Leanne Mundy
Leanne Mundy

Chief Strategy Officer

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Leanne is responsible for leading the development of strategy, policy, communications, and research activities of the AIS organisation. Her experience includes policy development and program management of skills and workforce development solutions, domestically and internationally, for industry and government.

 

 

Damian Kelly
Damian Kelly

General Manager Finance & Human Resources

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Damian is an FCPA who comes to AIS with significant experience in senior finance and corporate services roles. Known for passionate, transformational, and developmental leadership, he has built high performing finance teams and has multiple successful systems implementation projects to his credit.

Eva Hage
Eva Hage

General Manager AIS Global

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Eva drives the international and domestic portfolio of commercial work for AIS Global. Eva’s expertise includes strategic and operational advice, policy development, designing and implementing programs, a business and advisory specialist in analysis and architecture across federal government, higher education, and financial sectors.

Our Team

 
Klausch Schmidt
Klausch Schmidt

Director of IRC Operations

Email: klausch.schmidt@aistnds.org.au

Phone: 0417 568 967

 

Ron Horne
Ron Horne

Industry Skills Manager – Transport & Logistics, Rail, Maritime and Water

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Email: Ron.Horne@aistnds.org.au

Phone: 0448 166 536

 

Paschal Somers
Paschal Somers

Industry Skills Manager – Aviation, Corrections, Defence and Public Safety

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Email: Paschal.Somers@aistnds.org.au

Phone: 0439 975 796

Erin Knudsen
Erin Knudsen

Industry Skills Manager – Electrotechnology and ESI Transmission, Distribution & Rail

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Email: Erin.Knudsen@aistnds.org.au

Phone: 0418 434 302

Andrew Fitisemanu
Andrew Fitisemanu

Industry Skills Manager – ESI Generation, Gas Supply

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Email: Andrew.Fitisemanu@aistnds.org.au

Phone: 0419 658 587