M.Ed, B.Sc, AFAIM, MACE, GAICID, Cert III Carpentry
Mark Hands is presently the Chief Executive Officer for the Australian Industry Trade College Ltd (AITC). Mark has a broad history across the construction industry, youth work and education. He was the principal of an independent P – 12 school in Queensland for 16 years before taking up the present role as CEO of AITC in 2006.
Tricia Mason- Smith
After working several years overseas, Tricia joined the NSW Department of Education as a Welfare Consultant and Special Education teacher before moving into the independent sector as a Head of Student Services, Head of Middle Years and ultimately Principal of several schools. For many years Tricia has been actively involved in work in her interest areas of social justice, equity, student well-being, enhancing learning outcomes and character development, whilst pursuing a belief in the importance of transformed schools. Tricia joined the AITC Gold Coast as its founding Head of College in 2007 and is now Executive Officer of Education.
M SocSC, Dip LT, Cert. IV TAE, Cert III Carpentry, JP(Qualified)
Andrew joined the Australian Industry Trade College in 2006 after working as a Carpentry sub-contractor before transitioning into training and education. Since that time, he has had significant input into the industry component of the AITC program including leading the Employment and Recruitment team. Following the expansion of the College into a multi-campus model, Andrew is now fulfilling the role of Executive Officer – Strategic Partnerships. This includes working in the areas of targeted recruitment, management of AITC partnerships and employer engagement. The establishing of key industry partners has been a primary factor in the success of the AITC to date and will continue to be so during the growth of the organisation. Andrew has completed studies to a Masters level in Social Science and also holds post-graduate qualifications in training and education.
M.Business Process Management, Prince 2 Practitioner, Cert. IV TAE
Scott works to bridging the gap between technical and business, by aligning IT solutions to business needs to improve organisational performance. The application of appropriate best practice methodologies, frameworks and models coupled with the appropriate technology solutions achieves long term business objectives. Prior to joining AITC, Scott managed the development team at Shine Lawyers and was the Queensland and Western Australia Information Technology manager of CSFB Private Equity. Scott earned his master’s degree in business process management from Queensland University of Technology. Scott is the Executive Officer of Information Systems, overseeing the delivery of Information Technology’s strategic direction and technology operations, services and infrastructure.
P.h.D, M.Com, B.A. Psyc, Dip. HR, Dip. Tourism, Cert. IV TAE
Genevieve is presently the Executive Officer People & Culture at the Australian Industry Trade College. With a diverse professional background spanning Business, Education, and Psychology, Genevieve’s focus at the College is to facilitate a positive and productive workforce where people are committed, empowered and inspired.
M. Ed, Grad Dip Ed (Applied Learning), Grad Cert Careers Ed, B. Bus Man, TAE40110.
Eliza is the Principal of the AITC Gold Coast Campus and believes strongly in developing and providing programs that enable pathways and opportunity via education. Prior to joining the AITC Eliza was Associate Director College Programs - TAFE (Federation College) Federation University Australia, responsible for providing effective management, strategic direction and educational leadership to the TAFE portfolio. Eliza’s portfolio included the set up and delivery of one of first Federal Government senior secondary P-TECH (Pathways to Technology) pilots in Australia, alongside IBM Australia. Eliza also possesses 10 years experience in mainstream secondary education and spent a number of years in the recruitment and training field.
B Ed Hons
Gary worked for 16 years in the UK as a Deputy Principal, Education Authority Adviser and Education Consultant. His specialty in behaviour management and staff development saw him deliver training nationwide. Gary moved to Australia in 2007 and has since worked as a teacher, Department Head and Principal in both state and private schools. In his first role as a Principal in Queensland he steered a small college though a major growth phase in campuses, staff and student enrolments. Gary is now the Principal of the AITC Redlands Campus.