Michael Boyce  

Michael Boyce (Chair)

Mr Boyce has recently retired after spending 12 years as Chief Executive Officer of a leading group training and registered training organisation in South Australia. Prior to this, he worked in senior management positions in the specialist services sector of the building and construction industry in South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Michael has extensive experience in strategic governance, having served on a number of not-for-profit boards and advisory committees in the vocational employment and training sector.


Melinda OLeary



Ms Melinda OLeary (Deputy Chair)

Ms OLeary is a continuing Commission member, having previously served one year as Deputy Chair. Ms OLeary is co-founder and consultant with Nova Systems, which employs 350 staff across Australia and internationally in Singapore and the United Kingdom.

Prior to joining Nova Systems, Melinda held senior positions in several recruitment firms including State Operations Manager for Select Staff and State Manager for both Manpower Services and Kelly Services.


Andy Keogh



Mr Andy Keogh

Mr Andy Keogh is the Managing Director for Saab Australia and previously the Chief Executive for Defence SA. Andy completed 22 years in the Australian Navy, retiring in 2007 and then joined Australian Shipbuilder ASC Pty Ltd. His depth of knowledge in the defence sector will be of great value to the work of the Commission.




Mr Dino Rossi

Mr Dino Rossi is the Chief Technologist at DXC Technology possessing over 25 years of experience in the ICT industry. As a business focussed executive his experience offers a variety of perspectives in solving business problems and innovative ways of thinking.


Laura Pivovaroff



Ms Laura Pivovaroff

Ms Laura Pivovaroff is employed by Wishart Jewellers after completing an apprenticeship as a manufacturing jeweller. Inspired by her love for the jewellery industry, she has since expanded her knowledge by completing a Diploma in Gemology and became a national award winner. Laura won the 2017 State Training Apprentice of the Year Award. Laura will provide a youth and female apprentice perspective to the work of the Commission.


Marie Paterson



Ms Marie Paterson

Ms Marie Paterson is the Chief Executive Officer at the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), previously Director of Operations and Finance, National Civil Contractors Federation. Her broad experience on all levels across organisations will be of value to the Commission.


Adrienne Nieuwenhuis



Ms Adrienne Nieuwenhuis

A continuing Commission member, Ms Nieuwenhuis is the Director, Office of the Vice Chancellor and Strategic Programs, at the University of South Australia. She is responsible for providing high-level strategic analysis and advice to the Vice Chancellor and overseeing the effective development and implementation of strategic activities across the University.