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Senior Executive Biographies

Frances Coppolillo, Chief Executive

Frances Coppolillo has an extensive history with Melbourne Polytechnic, most recently as Deputy CEO where she has led the College, Schools and a range of student focussed departments since September 2014. 

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Cathy Frazer, Executive Director of Student Engagement, International and Community Partnerships

Cathy has held various roles at RMIT University and Melbourne Polytechnic over the past 18 years, always with a focus on the student experience, student outcomes and equity issues.

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Howard Kelly, Strategic Advisor, Office of the CEO – Schools, Government and Community Engagement

Howard Kelly has a distinguished career in education and training. In 2017, he accepted the position of Patron to the newly formed CEAV Careers Counselling Australia. 

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Nicole Amsing, Executive Director of Strategy, Performance and Governance

Nicole Amsing started her professional career in health, as a physiotherapist, and later developed an interest in service delivery systems in health, and other human service areas.

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Gabriel Torres, Executive Director of Strategic Asset Development

Gabriel Torres joined Melbourne Polytechnic in 2018 as Executive Director of Strategic Asset Development.

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Marc Blanks, Executive Director of Curriculum Innovation and Teaching Excellence

Marc Blanks

Marc Blanks is the Executive Director of the Banyule Nillumbik and Whittlesea Tech Schools, which are tech enabled innovation hubs for young people in secondary school.

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Basil Papageorge, ​​Executive Director, People, Culture and Corporate Services

Basil is a commercially-minded education professional with extensive academic and corporate services leadership experience acquired in a variety of international educational contexts.

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