Inaugural South Australian Skills Commissioner appointed

Renee Hindmarsh has been appointed as South Australia’s inaugural Skills Commissioner.

Ms Hindmarsh will take a leading role in shaping further reform of South Australia’s skills training system through her leadership of the South Australian Skills Commission and Industry Skills Councils.

The state’s Training Advocate since early 2019, Ms Hindmarsh will start her new role on 9 March 2021.

Ms Hindmarsh has an extensive background in senior executive and advisory positions across the education and public sectors.

She was the Executive Director of the Australian Technology Network of Universities where she drove collaboration between Australia’s technology universities to improve outcomes for graduates and strengthen links with industry.

Ms Hindmarsh will be South Australia’s direct link to the National Skills Commission and advocate on significant national reforms across the skills system.

The role of Skills Commissioner has been created as part of changes under the South Australian Skills Act (SAS Act), which comes into effect on 1 July 2021.

The SAS Act, which amended the Training and Skills Development Act (T&SD Act) 2008, is the legislation which governs apprenticeship and traineeships in South Australia.

Thursday March 4, 2021