Board of Directors & Office Holders
The NSW Utilities and Electrotechnology Industry Training Advisory Body (U&E ITAB) is a bipartite industry-led, not-for-profit, independent body comprised of a Board of prominent industry representatives covering three main sectors:
– Electricity Supply Industry Sector:
i) Electricity Power Generation, and
ii) Electricity transmission, distribution and rail transmission.
– Gas Supply Industry Sector:
ii) Distribution, and
iii) Systems control.
– Electrotechnology Industry Sector:
i) Electrical encompassing construction, industrial, rail, lifts, renewable energy, mining, explosion protection,
ii) Electronics and business services;
iii) Refrigeration and air conditioning;
iv) Instrumentation, control and automation;
v) Communications; and
vi) Computer systems
The Board has established three Sector Advisory Committees (SACs) to support its skills and training advisory work. Each Board member represents and is a member of a SAC. Provision is made for additional sectors to be covered if in the opinion of the board it would promote the objects of the company. Membership to the company is via an organisation and that the organisation is aligned to a particular industry sector. Directors are drawn from respective sectors to form the Board, with the organisation nominating their representative. Appointment of directors is effected at the annual general meeting of members.
Each SAC assists the Board to develop policies and/or advice for industry, government or other associated stakeholder consumption. Whilst the Board may have overall governance responsibilities for the operation and management of the company, it primarily exists to act as an industry training advisory body as its name infers. The work includes facilitating, gathering and providing technical workforce development advice and data / information concerning careers, occupational skills, qualifications, as well as training and assessment in the Utilities and Electrotechnology industry sectors.
In addition to the SACs, the Board provides each SAC with the opportunity to establish SAC working groups and/or specialist technical expert panels, as required, as a mechanism for assisting the SAC and the Board augment their industry stakeholder consultative and advisory operations.
The current Chair and Deputy chair of the Board are:
— Mr David Hughes (Chair)
— Mr Col Harris (Deputy Chair)
Members of the Board
Current members of the Board are listed below.