Brett Judd announced as new CEO of WorldSkills Australia

Brett Judd_CEOThe Board of Directors of WorldSkills Australia today announced the appointment of Brett Judd as the new Chief Executive Officer of WorldSkills Australia.

“We are delighted to welcome Brett Judd to WorldSkills Australia,” says Chair Brian Wexham.  “Brett brings a wealth of commercial experience and business acumen that will ensure WorldSkills Australia continues to provide leadership to drive the skills and vocational education agenda in Australia.”

Judd brings over 20 years of executive sales and marketing, operational, technology and general management experience both in Australia and overseas. He has worked with a number of government and non-government clients to deliver more than 250 events including major international sporting events, live theatre, concerts, community activities, education programs, exhibitions and conferences such as the Good Food & Wine Show, the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, and the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

“I feel honoured to be able to lead such a meaningful organisation,” says Judd, who looks forward to joining the team in Melbourne on Tuesday, 14 June. “I believe that WorldSkills Australia has the capacity to influence future generations in terms of skilled workforces, and I hope that it can be regarded as a reliable and positive influence in those people’s lives.”

“WorldSkills Australia currently delivers an aspirational series of events, and we will work hard to ensure that there is strong alignment both with industry and workplace demands while continuing to look at how we might assist parents and their children discover the benefits of skills training.”

The Board of Directors expressed their appreciation to Brigitte Collins who has acted as interim CEO pending recruitment. Collins is looking forward to welcoming Judd to the WorldSkills Australia family and has accepted to continue to work with WorldSkills Australia as General Manager in the lead up to the organisation’s flagship event, the 2016 WorldSkills Australia National Competition, Melbourne.


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