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Senior Executive Biographies

Senior Executive

 +  Chief Executive, Melbourne Polytechnic

Frances Coppolillo

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...

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 +  Executive Director, Student Experience

Cathy Frazer

Cathy Frazer has held various roles within the VET and Higher Education sectors both in Australia and overseas. Cathy practiced as a Counselling Psychologist in Ireland and also worked within the...

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 +  Executive Director, Finance and Infrastructure

Claire Britchford

I am currently Executive Director, Finance and Infrastructure, responsible for Finance, Information Technology and Campus Facilities at Melbourne Polytechnic. I joined Melbourne Polytechnic in...

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 +  Executive Director, Marketing, Industry & International Partnerships

Greg Madigan

Greg is a MBA qualified senior executive with extensive leadership experience across large, complex, multi-channel operating environments in the alcohol, consumer goods & education sectors.

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

Howard Kelly

Howard Kelly has a distinguished career in education and training. Principal for 12 years in two inner suburban schools. He has been the Curriculum Director in state and national projects for four...

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 +  Executive Director, People, Culture and Organisational Development

Jo Brown

Joanna Brown first joined Melbourne Polytechnic as the Manager, People and Culture in September 2014 and shortly thereafter to Head of People and Culture, In April 2016 Joanna was appointed to...

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 +  Executive Director, Tech Schools

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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 +  Board Appointed Director

Ian Munro

Ian Bruce Munro has extensive experience in economic development across a broad range of industry sectors, and in regulatory and land supply matters. Mr Munro was the inaugural Chief Executive...

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 +  Strategic Advisor, Planning, Strategy and Performance

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.  Nicole has worked at an executive level in a major metropolitan health service, successfully led enterprise wide change projects, and worked to develop the relationships between the hospital, local service providers, and service users. Nicole established Nicole Amsing Consulting in 2005. Since then she has consulted broadly, in the areas of human services system reform, strategic and business planning and management and leadership development in human service and health service organisations.

Nicole’s qualifications are:

  • Bachelor Applied Science (Physiotherapy) – La Trobe University
  • Graduate Diploma Health Administration – La Trobe University
  • Master of Business Administration, Mt Eliza Centre for Executive Education – Melbourne Business School

Professional Background

  • 2005-Present     Director, Nicole Amsing Consulting, P/L  
  • 2010-2011          Director, Quality, Planning and Innovation, Eastern Health 
  • 2008-2010          Director, Innovation and Redesign, Eastern Health  
  • 2006-2008          Chair, Executive Planning Group, Capital Redevelopment Project, Western Health
  • 2004-2006          Executive Director, Service Development and Continuing Care, Western Health
  • 2002- 2004         Director Ambulatory Care Program, Western Health  



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