Yorick Piper

Deputy Chair Yorick has extensive experience in industrial relations, policy development, stakeholder engagement and governance. He has worked with the forest and wood products, manufacturing, food processing and fishing sectors, as well as at senior levels of government. He is a passionate advocate for high quality vocational training and skill development and sees it as…

Todd Loydell

Chair Todd Loydell is a Corporate Affairs practitioner with experience across a range of organisations including some of Australia’s top 50 ASX listed companies. Specialising in Government Affairs and Stakeholder engagement, Todd has extensive policy experience in the environment, agriculture, energy, resources and media sectors. Todd’s familiarity with industry capacity needs is extensive as a…

Michael Bayer

Director Michael is an experienced quality assurance manager with 15 years of working across the FMCG sector. He is currently the Internal Auditor and Quality Assurance Supervisor at Thomas Foods International. He is passionate about driving continuous improvement while pursuing lean and logical systems and has extensive experience working within the meat industry and supporting…

Matthew Journeaux

Director Matthew is a dedicated member of the meat industry community. He is the Federal Secretary of the Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union (AMIEU), and also the Secretary of the Queensland and Northern Territory Branch. He is a Board Director of the National Meat Industry Training Advisory Council (MINTRAC). Matthew also serves on the Agricultural Workforce…

Lisa Marty

Director Lisa Marty is an experienced Director, Senior Executive and Consultant. She is a specialist in industry policy, industry strategy, governance, stakeholder engagement and advocacy. Her experience includes strategic and operational governance, including strategy development and strategic planning, managing change, risk, compliance and monitoring. Lisa’s background includes executive level roles within the forestry and natural…

Les Gordon

Director Les Gordon worked in farming for over 40 years, as part of his family business and in a number of industry related governance roles. He is the former Chair of the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) Water Taskforce and former NFF Vice President. Les began his work as a community and industry representative in 1989…

Jenny Kruschel

Director Jenny is an advocate for workers’ rights and supporting a skilled workforce. She is currently the TCF National Secretary of the Manufacturing Division of the CFMEU. Jenny has a wealth of experience in the clothing, footwear and textile industry. Her working career includes various roles in textile and clothing factories in regional Victoria, as…

Duncan Fraser

Director Duncan Fraser is a long time advocate and member of the agricultural community, with over 30 years of experience with various state, federal and commodity Agri-political organisations. A former National Farmers’ Federation president, Chair of the NFF’s Workplace Relations Committee and Junior Vice President of NSW Farmers’ Association, in 2015 Duncan was made a…

Cleofe Vinas-Wilson

Director Cleofe is a dedicated union official and is currently Branch Vice President and State Executive Board Member for the Australian Workers Union (AWU), South Australian Branch. Cleofe sits on the Local Government Income Protection Fund and the Local Government Research and Development Scheme as a committee member. She is also the Growth and Campaigns…

Keren Lavery

Communications Officer Keren is a stakeholder engagement professional with a background in marketing, communications and event management. Her previous work encompassed working within the not-for-profit, education, and government sectors, focusing on the Western Sydney region. Bringing a broad range of knowledge and experience in stakeholder engagement, marketing, events and communications to Skills Insight, she has…

Kathryn McGuirk

Communications Officer Kathryn has worked extensively with several not-for-profit community organisations, developing and editing governance documents, updating policies and procedures, and contributing to website content and design. A key strength is her attention to detail, enabling her to review and cross-reference multiple documents, ensuring content and messaging accuracy. Kathryn has worked as a small business…

Dr Bridget Lutherborrow

Communications Officer Bridget is a communications professional with a strong background in writing and editing. Her previous work has seen her generate content with a focus on balancing technical accuracy with clear, compelling and accessible language and design. She is experienced operating across a broad range of platforms, including various social media and website platforms….

Pippa Herbert

System Administrator Pippa has extensive knowledge of systems, user experience, automation, and data reporting, which ensures a seamless experience for Skills Insight stakeholders. Her knowledge of our systems means our organisation collects accurate stakeholder engagement data required for reporting. She assists staff with digital transformation by writing training documentation, providing individual training relating to Skills…