Kerry Johnson

Kerry Johnson
CEO, ACE Colleges and CCA Board Treasurer

Kerry Johnson has been the CEO/Principal of ACE Community Colleges since 2006. During her time as CEO she has overseen the  growth of the College expanding into Queensland and opening campuses in Burleigh Heads and Southport on the Gold Coast.

Kerry started her work in the field of education as a primary school teacher in South East Queensland where she taught for 5 years. After leaving teaching she held various positions including  Health Promotions Manager for the Quit and SunSmart programs at the Cancer Council Victoria and as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra.

In 2003 she took up a role as Executive Director of Recreation Training Queensland, an Industry Training Advisory Body (ITAB) for sport, outdoor recreation, fitness, horse racing and gambling which propelled her into the world of VET.

She has an extensive background in the management of not-for-profit organisations and has held positions on the boards of the Australian Coaching Council, North Coast Academy of Sport, Sports Federation Queensland, Community Colleges Australia, and Co-operative Learning Ltd.

Images below: Flood height of the ACE Colleges building, February 2022 (on left) and Post-flood with rubbish out front of building (on right)