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.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.
Raj De Souza
B Com – Accounts & Economics, Dip in Hospitality Management, Green Belt Six Sigma
Raj de Souza is the Executive Officer Marketing and is an authority on Data Driven Marketing Strategies. He has enabled small to medium sized businesses across Australia acquire, retain and grow their global customer base through global e-commerce strategies enabling them to then compete online and win. Raj formally led demand generation tactics for a global big data company, assisting global brands and retailers with their pricing, product assortment and content strategies.
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.
Dip.Teach, Dip Project Mgmt., B.Ed.
Tracie is the Principal of the AITC Sunshine Coast Campus and has extensive experience in developing innovative opportunities in education and training for young people engaged in senior schooling. She devoted seven years leading the Sunshine Coast Technical Trade Training Centre on the Sunshine Coast and in that time the center was the Qld State Winner Construction School of Year in 2015 and State Showcase Award for Excellence in Senior Years Winner 2014. Tracie has also led ground breaking projects including the Queensland College of Wine Tourism Education Pathways, the award winning Education and Training Reforms for the Future Project in Toowoomba and has involvement in conventional schools as Head of Department, Deputy Principal and across state and independent schools as Regional Project Officer for Senior Phase learning.