Rob Thomason - Chair
BA, MBA, FAHRI, GAICD Executive Director, VETASSESS
Rob has over 30 years’ experience working in education, consulting, and executive development, in Australia and internationally.
VETASSESS is Australia’s leading independent skills assessing agency working with the public and private sector in qualification recognition and employment verification of citizens from over 150 countries. Previously, Rob was Group Executive, Membership and Education with CPA Australia, with responsibility for all their education activities. Prior to that, he was responsible for CPA Australia’s business development and new market entry. Rob has held several senior roles in education over the past three decades, having commenced his career in education management in TVET. He has worked with and for TAFE colleges, professional associations, universities, and the private sector. He has business development experience in China, India and South Asia, South East Asia, the Gulf, the Pacific, UK and the USA. Rob has been a strong proponent of Australia’s engagement with Asia and was one of a small number of New Colombo Plan Business Champions appointed by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade. He has also been a vocal advocate for skilled migration. Rob worked with Fairfax Media, one of Australia’s largest media organisations and was Director, Executive Education with the Melbourne Business School. Rob has held many directorships including the US-based International University Consortium for Executive Education, a successful Australian Financial Services RTO and the Lake Mountain Alpine Resort.
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