Board of Directors


David Fuller is the Chief Executive Officer of WEA Illawarra, a registered charity that operates an RTO and a Registered Independent School with headquarters located in Wollongong, NSW. David is also Chairman of Grand Pacific Health Ltd. David has had considerable experience with community development & educational projects within and outside Australia.

DAVID MACKAY, Deputy Chair

David Mackay was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Tuggerah Lakes Community College in 2011. David brings to the Board over twenty years experience in education and training management, within a career that has included both the public and private sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Social Science, Graduate Diploma of Management and a Masters in Adult Education, and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. With a passion for education he has produced various articles, papers and publications.


Theresa Collignon has been CEO of Macquarie Community College, since February 2015, bringing more than 20 years of local and international not-for-profit education experience, including Executive Director of TAFE National Scholarships Foundation; NSW Region Manager, The Smith Family; Chief Executive, AFS Student Exchange Australia; Vice President, AFS-USA; Manager, Training Division and GM, NSW Division of Securities Institute of Australia; and Associate Director, MBA Program, Australian Graduate School of Management. She has served since 2009 as a Director of SDN Children’s Services, including two years as Board Chair.  Her qualifications include an MBA, Diploma in Financial Markets, Bachelor of Commerce and a Graduate of the AICD Company Director’s Course.


Jennifer Aldred is Senior Manager, Finance and Funded Programmes at Sydney Community College.  She is also the Manager of SCC’s Registered Training Organisation.   While a staff member of SCC since 2012, her connection with the College dates back to its inception and includes work as a consultant in business and financial redesign, RTO compliance, legal and industrial advice.   Jennifer studied economics as a undergraduate at both Macquarie and Sydney universities.  She also holds two post graduate degrees, Master of Public Policy (USyd) and Master of Legal Studies (UNSW).


Ron Maxwell is Chief Executive Officer at VERTO since 2014, and previously CEO of Western College, Dubbo. Ron is a GAICD, holds a Bachelor of Business (Economics) and Grad Cert Innovation Training & Ed. He has 20 years’ experience in the commercial sector.  He is a director of the National Australian Apprenticeship Association; a member of the Australian College for Private Education and Training’s (ACPET) New South Wales Committee; the New South Wales State Training Services’ Smart & Skilled provider reference group; and a member of the NSW Skills Board Provider advisory group. In 2014, Ron also served as a member of the National Skills Standard Council reference group for the introduction of the new National VET Regulator standards.


Joanne is Chief Executive Officer of the Central Coast Community College, holds a Bachelor of Business and is a Graduate of the AICD Company Directors Course. She has extensive leadership, strategy development and governance experience, having worked in small business, in Director roles, and as a corporate executive across a range of industries, in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Joanne is passionate about lifelong learning; when she isn’t working, enjoys being active outdoors with family and friends.


With 25+ years of extensive knowledge and experience in leading, managing and teaching in post secondary institutions, Ted Nabung was appointed the Principal & CEO of Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Community College in 2015. He’s been in senior strategic roles for over 15 years in both private and non-profit organisations. Ted holds two highly regarded degrees from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), the Bachelor of Laws and the Bachelor of Arts in Communication with majors in Journalism and Political Studies.


Michelle joined Tamworth Community College in 2012 following 20 years in finance and 10 years in the not for profit sector. Michelle is an experienced manager, mentor and Board member, previously holding a number of executive positions, including terms with Co-operative Learning Limited and NSW Business Chamber Regional Council. An active participant in the New England North West community, Michelle is a recipient of national awards for community involvement and was the 2013 NSW Business Chamber Regional Business Leader of the Year. Michelle is a proud advocate of the resilience, agility and commitment to quality adult education that is synonymous with Community Colleges throughout Australia.