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Our Strategic Workforce Advisory Group Members

Meet the individuals who are helping to shape our workforce of tomorrow by sharing their substantial knowledge and experience as part of a Strategic Workforce Advisory Group (SWAG).

Arts SWAG Members

Sally Basser (SWAG Chair) – Non-Executive Director SaCSA, Consultant

Julie Baird – Vice President, Australian Museums & Galleries Association

Justyna Jochym – CEO, Festival City ADL

Kate Eltham – CO-CEO, BlakDance

Kate Marks – CEO, Ausfilm

Katherine Connor – Executive Director, PAC Australia

Kim Tran – Director, Policy and Governance, Live Performance Australia

Kingston Anderson – Executive Director, Australian Guild of Screen Composers

Lisa Cahill – CEO, Australian Design Centre

Nathaniel Andrew – Education and Special Projects Manager, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music Office

Nicholas Pickard – Executive Director, Public Affairs APRA AMCOS

Penelope Benton – Executive Director, National Association for the Visual Arts

Ros Abercrombie – CEO, Regional Arts Australia

Sally Basser GAICD – Consultant and Non-Executive Director

Simon Collins – Federal President, Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance

Personal Services SWAG Members

Paula Bauchinger (SWAG Chair) – Non-Executive Director SaCSA, Executive General Manager – People and Culture, Abacus Group

Angela Clifft – Head of Beauty, The French Academy

Amber Manning – CEO, Just Cuts

Helen Cooney – Principle Policy Officer, Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association

Maureen Harding – National President, Hair & Beauty Australia (HABA)

Mark Pampling – Creative Director/Floral Designer, Flower Thinking

Meredith Schaerf – Education Manager, Ella Bache

Sandy Chong – CEO, Australian Hairdressing Council (AHC)

Retail SWAG Members

Gerard Dwyer (SWAG Chair) – Non-Executive Director SaCSA, National Secretary/Treasurer –
Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association

Jason Robertson – Director, Policy and Advocacy, Australian Retailers Association

Jesse Liebelt – Training and Compliance Manager, Drake Supermarket

Kerri Barwick – General Manager, Education and Training, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

Lindsay McGrath – CEO, Swimming Pool & Spa Association Australia

Penny Williamson – Head of Capability, Coles Group

Wendy Donaldson – General Manager, IR Learning

Tourism SWAG Members

Margy Osmond (SWAG Chair) – Non-Executive Director SaCSA, CEO, Tourism & Transport Forum

Ingrid Fraser – Director, Public Policy and Advocacy, Australian Travel Industry Association

Jenny Lambert – National Policy & Research Advisory, Accomodation Australia

Jody Grossfeldt – General Manager Operations & Experiences, AAT Kings

John Hart OAM – Executive Chair, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry 

John Hughes – CEO, Luna Park Sydney

Lori Modde – CEO, Outdoors NSW

Matthew Cameron – Smith – CEO, Voyages Indigenous Tourism

Hospitality SWAG Members

Natalie Turmine (Interim SWAG Chair) – CEO SaCSA

Brooke Lord – Head of Advocacy and Policy, RSCA

John Hart OAM – Executive Chair, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Jenny Lambert – National Policy & Research Advisory, Accomodation Australia

Jeffrey Gear – Executive Chef, Australian Institute of Technical Chefs

Matthew Peade – Learning and Organisational Development Director, TFE Hotels

What is a SWAG?

A Strategic Workforce Advisory Group (SWAG) is a dedicated group of experts brought together to provide strategic guidance, industry insights and advice on workforce-related matters as well as recommendations and advice on project priorities for Service and Creative Skills Australia (SaCSA).