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Rob Wood appointed CEO of Melbourne Polytechnic

20 May 2015

Today I am pleased to announce that Rob Wood has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Melbourne Polytechnic.

Mr Wood comes to this role from his previous position of Acting Deputy Secretary, Higher Education and Skills Group, in the Victorian government.

This appointment recognises Mr Wood’s deep experience in the field of education broadly and the breadth of his senior leadership experience.

Mr Wood joined the Victorian Department of Education and Training in August 2014 as the Executive Director, TAFE and Tertiary Education Support and Oversight Division, leading support to and oversight of Victoria’s TAFEs and university relationships.

Mr Wood was the Acting Deputy Secretary, Higher Education and Skills Group during a critical time of transition to the new Government. He led the Group’s rapid response to the Government’s ambitious suite of election commitments, including establishment of the TAFE Rescue Fund, Back to Work Fund and the Review of Quality Assurance in Victoria’s VET System.

Mr Wood will commence at Melbourne Polytechnic on Monday 8 June.

John Gibbins

Melbourne Polytechnic Board Chair


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Melbourne Polytechnic (formerly NMIT) operates across six campuses and five specialist training centres throughout Melbourne. The institute delivers high quality vocational education in industry-standard facilities.