​The VRQA Board welcomes three new members

Anthony Nippard, Fran Reddan and Judy Rose PSMWe are this month pleased to welcome Fran Reddan, Judy Rose PSM and Anthony Nippard to the VRQA Board.

Their experiences and insights across education, governance and strategic planning will help generate quality education and training outcomes for more Victorians.

Anthony Nippard

Mr Anthony Nippard is a governance professional, board chair, board director and committee member. He has been a director of not-for-profit and public entities since 1988 in higher education and training, children's services, community and mental health, school governance, the arts, mortgage finance, community health as well as advisory committees in child protection, defence, public sector governance and university sectors.

He currently chairs Neami National and Moreland Affordable Housing Ltd. He is board director at Mental Health and Wellbeing Ltd, TAFE Gippsland, a member of the Audit and Risk Committee for the Commission for Children and Young People and a Facilitator for the Australian Institute of Company Directors in areas of governance and strategic planning. He is also a Principal of Thoughtpost Governance and Nippard Pty Ltd.

Mr Nippard has extensive experience as a senior executive in various roles primarily in the areas of health, housing finance, public and community housing, homeless housing services, financial management, corporate services, public administration and integrity, knowledge management and public sector governance.

Fran Reddan

Ms Fran Reddan is the former Principal of Mentone Girls' Grammar School where she served the pursuit of excellence and innovation in education for over 14 years. She has held a variety of leadership positions and is known for her astute skills and understanding of the relational quality of a school with its complexity in stakeholder management.

A National Fellow of the Australian Council of Educational Leaders (ACEL), Ms Reddan's experience spans more than 30 years, including teaching at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. She is recognised as an outstanding educator, is noted in The Educator magazine's 2018 'Educator Hotlist' and recorded in Who's Who in Australia for her contribution to education.

A graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, her extensive work with boards has focussed on governance, strategic planning, and leading strategic planning processes. She has served on several cross-sectoral boards including as President of the Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia, which is the peak advocacy group for girls' education. Ms Reddan enjoys investing in the next generation and her contribution as a director includes service on the boards of a university residential college, a charitable trust, an educational board serving the teaching profession, and a not-for-profit supporting student wellbeing.

As a consultant, Ms Reddan is an accredited school reviewer and advises in strategy, leadership and school reputation. She regularly mentors aspiring and practising leaders as an investment in the future of education.

Judy Rose PSM

Ms Judy Rose was the Regional Director for the North Eastern Victoria Region Department of Education and Training, where she had direct responsibility for over 400 schools and a key role to play in both the early childhood and further education sectors. She has worked in the Victorian Government's education portfolios for over 35 years in metropolitan and rural Victoria, as well as the Education faculty at Monash University.

Ms Rose has served on the Education State Board, the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership's School Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee, and Deakin University Education's Faculty Board (Primary Education).

She is a passionate advocate for education and the right for all children and young people to have equal opportunity for high quality educational pathways, no matter their personal circumstances. This is reflected in her current employment with the Colman Education Foundation and its key work in Victoria's most vulnerable communities.

In 2016, Ms Rose was awarded the Public Service Medal (PSM) in the Queen's Birthday Honours primarily for her work in establishing flexible learning options for disengaged young people in North East Victoria.

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