AITC Executives

Executives

Mark Hands

Mark Hands

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

Tricia Mason- Smith

Dip.Teach,B.Ed, M.Ed.

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.

Andrew Pevats

Andrew Pevats

M SocSC, Dip LT, Cert. IV TAE, Cert III Carpentry, JP(Qualified)

Andrew has a background in trades as a qualified Carpenter. He worked for several years as a sub-contractor in the building industry before transitioning into training and education, including time overseas helping to develop pre-cast concrete facilities in Pakistan. On his return to Australia, Andrew furthered his higher education studies in the Social Sciences to a Masters level, and was the Senior Construction Trainer at The Australian Institute of Technology. Since joining the AITC in 2006, Andrew has become a registered teacher and a Training and Assessment facilitator. Andrew's blend of industry experience and passion for developing young people credentials him fittingly for his role as Executive Officer Employment & Recruitment.

Scott Carpenter

Scott Carpenter

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.

Genevieve O’Reilly

Genevieve O’Reilly

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.