TasTAFE Executive

Leadership Group

Jenny Dodd

Jenny Dodd
Chief Executive Officer

Jenny moved to Tasmania early in 2018. She joined TasTAFE from the position of Chief Academic Officer and Executive lead for Brand and Marketing, TAFE Queensland. Prior to being Chief Academic Officer, Jenny held the position of General Manager Gold Coast. During that time, Jenny led the negotiations for TAFE Queensland to train the 15,000 volunteers of Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, which included for the first time in the history of the Games, an innovative online training component.

Jenny has an extensive background across the vocational education sector. In 1993, following a successful marketing career and short stints in both a community training provider in Sydney and a private training college in Canberra, Jenny joined the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT). In her twenty-year career at CIT she held a number of roles including Deputy Chief Executive Education Services and Director Marketing and National Positioning.

Scott Adams
Chief Financial Officer

Before joining TasTAFE Scott was Group Manager, Corporate Services for Tasmanian Health Organisation South. Prior to this, Scott was CEO of an IT consultancy company and was associated in various capacities with Aurora Energy, including Business Manager Retail and Customer Services Manager.



Anthony WrightAnthony Wright
Executive Director
Business Growth and Major Projects

Anthony joined TasTAFE in June 2018. Prior to this, he spent seven years as National Operations Manager with MEGT Apprenticeship Network Provider.  With this background, he brings extensive experience in vocational education and training, particularly in relation to apprenticeships, and a strong understanding of VET policy with a national perspective.


Kerryn Meredith-SotirisKerryn Meredith-Sotiris
Executive Director
Students and Education

Kerryn has an extensive history in vocational education in Tasmania, most recently leading TasTAFE’s Technology and Trade Division. Kerryn’s current focus is to provide strategic direction and leadership of TasTAFE’s delivery of vocational education and training (VET), leading the development and implementation of strategies, systems and processes that contribute to continuous improvement and excellent student and employer outcomes.



Scott DonovanScott Donovan
Chief Client and Digital Officer

Scott joined TasTAFE in September 2017 from the Department of Premier and Cabinet where he held the position of ICT Strategist. He has worked in the IT, Communications and Corporate Services area for over 20 years in both the public and private sectors. Scott has been involved in key projects such as the Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment and has led service delivery teams and IT strategy for a number of organisations.


Angie DouganAngela Dougan
People, Performance and Culture

Angie joined TasTAFE in January 2018 from the position of General Manager, People and Culture, Marketing and Communications at the Public Trustee. In this role Angie was a member of the executive management team, responsible for managing the human resources and marketing functions across the organisation.



Division Managers

Lisa Punshon
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Drysdale Centre of Excellence

Lisa leads Drysdale, which is the tourism and hospitality training division of TasTAFE. Drysdale offers training across a range of areas including cookery, butchery, hospitality management, tourism, travel and events and tour guiding.


Brendan Holland
Division Manager
Hairdressing, Human, Health and Business Services

Brendan has been with TasTAFE since 2015 and leads the Human, Health and Business Services Division. The division provides training across areas including nursing, aged care and disability, hairdressing, community and children’s services and business.

Jon Grant
Division Manager
Technology, Trades and Engineering

Jon has been employed with the Tasmanian public VET provider for over 25 years and leads the Technology, Trades and Engineering Division. The division provides training across a number of trades areas including construction and allied trades, mining, electrotechnology, plumbing, metals, engineering, automotive as well as information technology.


Kate Elliott
Division Manager
Primary and Creative Industries, Foundations and Science

Kate leads the Primary and Creative Industries, Foundations and Science division. The division provides training a broad range of industries including agriculture, horticulture, science, animal studies, design, art, fashion, music, screen and media, and web design. It also delivers programs in Vocational Preparation and English Language Services, supporting students to improve their language, literacy and numeracy levels, as well as those preparing for return to study or work.