Role of the Victorian Skills Authority Executive Leadership Team
The Executive Leadership Team plays a crucial role in guiding and overseeing the strategic and policy direction of the Victorian Skills Authority (VSA) in alignment with its mission and values. This includes skills planning and solutions, industry analysis, strategic advice, performance delivery and monitoring, stakeholder engagement, and risk and issues management.
Chief Executive Officer
Craig Robertson commenced as the founding Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the VSA in August 2021. He brings a wealth of knowledge in the training and skills field to the role, with a significant career in the state and federal public sector and a reputation as a leader in vocational training policy and reform.
Previously, Craig was the CEO of TAFE Directors Australia from April 2017, representing TAFEs Australia-wide. In 2015-16 he was Deputy Secretary in the Victorian Department of Education and Training, and prior to that he had more than 30 years in various roles in the Australian Government, focused on schools funding, employment services and vocational education and training.
Craig holds an Executive Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Education (Primary).
Executive Leadership Team
Lee-Anne Fisher, Deputy CEO
Our Deputy CEO, Lee-Anne Fisher, has extensive experience in vocational education and training gained through senior positions in Queensland, Victoria and the Australian Government (Australian National Training Authority), as well as in industry as National Policy and Projects Manager, Education and Training at the Australian Industry Group.
Lee-Anne has held positions in the training and skills portfolio across policy, strategic projects, data and analysis, engagement, participation and inclusion.
Lee-Anne holds a Bachelor of Commerce, an MBA and a Master of Educational Leadership.
Katrina Currie, Director, Engagement
Katrina Currie is responsible for engagement with industry, community and metropolitan and regional stakeholders.
Katrina has extensive experience in skills, employment and human services programs and economic development, with a career spanning all levels of government and the not-for-profit sector in both Australia and the United Kingdom.
Within the Victorian Government, Katrina has worked in policy and operations in the previous Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions; the Department of Health; and the Department of Family, Fairness and Housing.
Victoria Gell, Director, Policy and Operations
Victoria Gell oversees the organisation's policy and quality functions, strategic communications, the annual program of training awards and the VSA's advisory board.
Victoria was part of the small team that established the VSA in 2021, where, as Director of Analysis and Insights, she was responsible for the delivery of the first statewide Victorian Skills Plan for 2022 into 2023.
She has a background in research, data analysis and economic development spanning roles in both Australia and the United Kingdom.