Board of Directors

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:
i)   Transmission,
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.

David Hughes
David Hughes
Chair - Gas Employers
Jemena Organisation
Col Harris
Col Harris
Deputy Chair - ESI Employers
Electrical Trades Union (ETU)
Tom Emeleus
Tom Emeleus
Director- Electrotechnology Employers
National Electrical & Communications Association (NECA)
Justin Page
Justin Page
Director- Electrotechnology Employers
Electrical Trades Union (ETU)
Troy Dunne
Troy Dunne
Director - ESI Employees
United Services Union
Maggie Pearce
Maggie Pearce
Director - ESI Employers
Sydney Trains
Craig Mason
Craig Mason
Director - Gas Employees
Australian Workers Union (AWU)
David Britten
David Britten
Director - ESI Employers
Essential Energy
David Morrison
David Morrison
Alternate Director - ESI Employers
Endeavour Energy
Tara Koot
Tara Koot
Alternate Director - ESI Employees
Electrical Trades Union (ETU) NSW
Norm Cahill
Norm Cahill
Company Secretary
NSW U&E ITAB
Tony Palladino
Tony Palladino
Executive Officer
NSW U&E ITAB