Dr Don Perlgut - Chief Executive Officer

Prior to his commencement as CEO with CCA in 2015, Don Perlgut worked as the CEO or Executive Director of three other organisations, including the Rural Health Education Foundation and the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC). Most recently he was the Deputy Team Leader of the Community Outreach Program of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and Executive Officer of The Bright Alliance, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW and Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick.

As the Project Manager, Open Learning for ABC TV, Don had responsibility for the ABC’s partnership with Open Learning Australia (now Open Universities Australia) and 15 Australian universities undertaking distance learning activities. For the ABC, he also supervised the development two adult literacy television series with NSW TAFE, a business management series with Holmesglen Institute (VIC), and an AusAID-funded English language teaching series that was broadcast both in Asia and Australia. He has also worked as a business development manager for the Australian Institute of Management (NSW/ACT) and for a start-up IT company.

Don holds a PhD in communications from Macquarie University and a Masters of City Planning from the University of California, Berkeley.

Evelyn Goodwin - Manager, VET Policy and Projects

Evelyn Goodwin joined CCA in May 2015 as Manager, VET Policy & Projects, responsible for professional development activities and policy development. She has extensive experience in Australian vocational education and training, across a broad range of industry sectors and client groups, in both strategic policy and VET capability areas. She has conducted research, managed professional development initiatives, liaised with industry and provided policy advice at Industry Skill Council, state government and RTO levels.

Most recently Evelyn managed sustainability and RTO Quality Assurance projects at Sydney Institute of TAFE. She has also coordinated professional development activities for RTOs in the Skills Development section of the NSW Department of Education and Training, and worked for the Manufacturing, Engineering & Related Services Industry Training Advisory Body.

Evelyn holds a Masters in Technology and Social Change (Wollongong), a Bachelor of Science (Macquarie), a Graduate Certificate in Sustainability for VET (Swinburne), a TAE (Cert IV in Assessment & Workplace Training) and a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Planning.

Anne Walter - Operations Manager

As Operations Manager with CCA, Anne Walter has responsibility for office administration, finance, event planning and other operational matters. Prior to joining CCA in February 2015, she worked in a range of industries and disciplines, both in Australia and in the UK, developing experience and skills in administration, communications and technology.

Previously Anne worked as the Operations Manager at 2realise, a not-for-profit focussed on helping young people, and as the Office Manager of the NSW Parents Council. Starting in primary school teaching, she has worked in human resources, office and events management, recruitment and run her own business.

Anne holds a Post Graduate Certificate of Education and an Honours degree in English Literature (University of Exeter, UK), with qualifications in Human Resources (Institute of Personnel & Development, UK).