After completing the maximum term permitted for a SuniTAFE Board Member, Terry Jennings will retire from his position at the end of August 2023, leaving a vacancy to be filled.
Terry has served on the Board for 10 years. As the only current Board Member from the Swan Hill area, he has been a voice and a champion for the region and a strong advocate for TAFE training in Swan Hill.
“I joined the Board because I thought it was important for Swan Hill to have a voice at the Board table.”
“It has been a privilege to work with so many industry leaders, with such a diverse range of skills. This ranges from Board Members to Management,” Terry said.
Terry has decades of experience in the retail, hospitality, and entertainment industries and he has a long record of supporting local communities and organisations. His passion and experience have been genuine assets to the SuniTAFE Board.
“TAFE has certainly had its challenges over my 10 years, but I feel confident that SuniTAFE in particular is headed in the right direction,” Terry said.
Since joining the SuniTAFE Board in September 2013, Terry has graduated from the Australian Institute of Company Directors, been the Chair of both the Governance Committee and the Strategic Business and Marketing Development Committee.
He has also been a part of many significant projects and achievements for the Institute. Between 2014 and 2015, the Swan Hill campus underwent significant expansion, including the trades wing, Learning Commons, and nursing labs. These projects allowed the campus to offer more training opportunities locally and produce graduates who meet the demands of the region.
In 2019, SuniTAFE received recognition as both the Victorian and Australian Large Training Provider of the Year. This achievement was unprecedented for the Institute, and could not have happened without the continued oversight and support of the Board.
More recently, Terry was Chair of the Project Control Group for two of the Institute’s million-dollar infrastructure upgrades at the Mildura campus: the roads, carparks, and stormwater infrastructure project and the new engagement space project. Both projects have helped to modernise the Institute and promote accessibility.
SuniTAFE Board Chair, Neth Hinton is grateful for the work Terry has done over the past 10 years.
“Terry has made a great contribution to the SuniTAFE Board and we will certainly miss him. We wish him all the best for the future and we now hope to be able to attract another applicant of Terry’s calibre.”
The Institute is currently in the process of recruiting a new Board Member to fill Terry’s position. An advertisement will appear soon in The Guardian - Swan Hill and Sunraysia Daily.