Current Acting TAFE NSW Managing Director Stephen Brady has been appointed to the permanent position and will deliver on the NSW Government’s vision for TAFE NSW.

Minister for Skills and Training Alister Henskens said Mr Brady is a strong leader who will provide a clear and strategic direction for Australia’s largest training provider.

“Mr Brady will deliver on our shared vision for TAFE NSW – a vibrant, nation-leading training provider which delivers high-quality vocational education that meets industry needs and produces job-ready, skilled workers,” Mr Henskens said.

“Under Mr Brady’s leadership, TAFE will continue to drive innovation and excellence so that people across NSW can get the skills they need for the jobs they want.

“The NSW Government has delivered a record operating budget for TAFE NSW in 2020-21, investing $1.97 billion. In addition, we’ve also invested $515 million in capital funding over the last two financial years to upgrade teaching equipment, facilities and digital infrastructure.

“TAFE is critically important to the future of our State and the NSW Government will continue to support TAFE, its teachers and staff, and the hundreds-of-thousands of students that are being supported to get a first job, a new job or a better job.”

Mr Brady has more than 20 years of experience in executive leadership roles in the private and public sectors and was appointed TAFE NSW Acting Managing Director in December 2021.

“I am honoured and excited to be given this opportunity to lead Australia’s largest vocational education and training provider,” Mr Brady said.

“This is a time when vocational and higher education has never played a more important role in supporting the state’s economy. My focus will be on positioning TAFE NSW to help industry, learners, and communities to thrive.”

“I look forward to working with the Minister and the TAFE NSW team to deliver on the NSW Government’s strategy for a strong and responsive public training provider.”

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