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 including Thermal, Hydro, Solar, Wind, Bio-fuels, alternative power systems, and
ii) Electricity transmission, distribution and rail transmission including systems control.
ii) Distribution, and
iii) Systems control.
i) Electrical encompassing construction installation, installation and servicing, industrial, process and control, energy and power supply, renewable and alternative energy, maritime installation and servicing, rail signalling and servicing, lifts, mining, plant servicing, security, fire protection, explosion protection;
ii) Electronics and business services including business and gaming machines;
iii) Refrigeration and air conditioning including heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC);
iv) Instrumentation, control and automation including process control;
v) Communications including telecommunications; and
vi) Computer systems including Information Technology.
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)
— Ms Tara Koot (Deputy Chair)
Special acknowledge long term Board member – Mr Col Harris
The Board and Members of the Company acknowledged, at the 14 October 2021 Board Meeting and AGM respectively, the retirement of Mr Col Harris, a long term and upstanding member of the Board, both as a Director, Chair and the Deputy Chair. Members of the Board and Company Members, extended their deep gratitude and sincere appreciation for Col’s focused attention to assisting in steering and promoting the ITAB as a truly independent and bi-partite Board. The Board thanked Col for his long and outstanding contribution, passion and principles to the supporting the ITAB’s operation and moreover, the furtherance of industry training.
Members of the Board
Current members of the Board are listed below.