William Angliss Institute

William Angliss Institute Board

Board Chair


 

Dr Anne Astin PSM | Board Chair

Anne was the inaugural CEO of the Victorian Government’s statutory authority, Dairy Food Safety Victoria. She previously held a number of senior executive positions in the Victorian public sector, working in food policy and regulation, public health, agriculture, minerals and petroleum, natural resources and environment, land administration and forensic science. Prior to this, Anne was a senior tutor at Monash University, working in biomedical research and education.

Anne is currently Chair of SafeFish, the Commonwealth Government’s representative on Australia’s Health Star Rating Advisory Committee, a member of EnergySafe Victoria’s Audit and Risk Committee, a Non-Executive Director of CSIRO Agriculture and Food Advisory Committee and a Council member of Catholic Social Services Victoria.  Previous positions she has held include President and Chair of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST), the immediate past Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Implementation SubCommittee for Food Regulation (ISFR), Chair of Wellsprings for Women Inc., non-Executive Director of Australian Dairy Farmers Ltd, Director of Dairy Australia, Director on the Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens and Chair of Victoria’s Women in Primary Industries Advisory Panel.

In 2011, Anne was awarded the Public Service Medal in the Victorian Division of the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her services to the dairy industry, national food regulation and rural women. In 2010, she was inducted into the Victorian Women’s Honour Roll for her work in biochemistry and as an advocate of women’s leadership. In 2010, she also received the Australian Dairy Industry Council’s Outstanding Service Award in recognition of her leadership in, and services to, Australia’s dairy industry and in 2016 was awarded the Dairy Industry Association of Australia’s John Bryant Gold Medal for outstanding service to the industry.

Anne holds degrees in Ph.D (Biochemistry), B.Sc (Hons) (Biochemistry) and B.Sc (Chemistry). She has a Graduate Diploma in Public Sector Management and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a professional member of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology and a member of the Dairy Industry Association of Australia.

Ministerial Directors

Dean Minett | Director, Minett Consulting Pty Ltd

Graduating from William Angliss in 1982 with a Certificate of Catering, Dean took on his first General Management role at the age of 22. He has since worked in, managed or consulted to hotels, motels, resorts, restaurants and casinos across all states of Australia and is co-author of two best-selling hospitality & tourism textbooks, "The Road to Hospitality" and "The Road to Tourism".

Dean is the principal of Minett Consulting Pty Ltd, working with hotel and tourism owners, operators and developers. He was previously Country General Manager, Australia/Director for The Ascott Limited, the world's largest owner/operator of serviced residences.

Dean has been actively involved in many aspects of the industry via board or committee membership including the Catering Institute of Australia, The Hospitality Management Guild, Australian Institute of Hospitality Management, Australian Hotel Association, Hotel Motel and Accommodation Association and Victoria University. He was involved with the Victorian Tourism Awards from 2001 to 2005 in the capacity of both judge and Chairman of the Mentor Panel and was recognised as a "Legend of Tourism" by Tourism Training Australia in 2004.

Dean completed his Master of Business (Hospitality & Tourism) in 2007, researching Ethics and Leadership in Hospitality and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Hon John Pandazopoulos | Director

John currently holds the position of Chair of Destination Phillip Island Regional Tourism Board, one of Australia’s best known tourism regions and Chair of the Victorian Government's Visitor Economy Ministerial Advisory Committee.

John is Victoria’s longest continuous serving Tourism, Major Events and Gaming Minister with 28 years experience in Public Policy, Government and Governance at International, National, State and Local Government level. Former Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Racing, Major Projects and Employment. Former Member of the ‘Cleanevent’ Advisory Board, one of Australia’s largest Events businesses at the time. Local Councillor and Mayor in the then City of Berwick and Executive of the Municipal Association of Victoria. Former Chair and Deputy Chair Victorian Parliament Environment and Natural Resources Committee.

Matteo Pignatelli | Owner/Operator - Matteo’s Restaurant

Matteo Pignatelli graduated from the Diploma of Business in Hospitality Management at William Angliss in 1989, after winning individual awards for Culinary Studies, Food and Beverage Operations and Most Outstanding 2nd year Student. While studying, he complemented his studies by working part-time at fine dining establishments such as Jacques Reymond, Masani’s and Tansy’s.

After graduation, Matteo worked full time as partner/manager at Fedele’s, Glen Waverley. After four years building up his successful business, he opened Matteo’s in 1994, in the building once occupied by Mietta’s in North Fitzroy. Housed in a Victorian terrace just past the bohemian enclave of Fitzroy’s famous Brunswick Street, Matteo’s is an elegant restaurant serving contemporary Australian cuisine.

Since opening, Matteo’s has built a strong following and a fine reputation. This is not only reflected by its loyal customer base but by the many awards won through Matteo’s commitment to a high standard of cuisine and service. Matteos is currently awarded 2 Hats in The Age Good Food Guide. He is the Immediate Past President of the Restaurant & Catering Association of Australia, Chairman of Restaurant & Catering Association Victorian Council (since 2008), a Trustee of Restaurant & Catering Association Education Foundation and a Board member of Restaurant & Catering Industrial.

Beth Schofield | Financial Consultant

Beth Schofield is a finance professional with experience across various disciplines in both professional practice and industry. Beth spent 13 years in various advisory roles at Ernst & Young, a global chartered accounting firm, across business services, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions, providing advice to listed and private companies across a wide range of industries particularly food, financial services and telecommunications. She left the firm as an Associate Director to take up a role as CFO and company secretary of Patties Foods Limited, an ASX listed public company and market leading manufacturer and marketer of frozen foods nationally and internationally under such iconic brands as Four’n Twenty, Nannas, Herbert Adams, Creative Gourmet and Patties.

Beth currently provides financial consulting and advisory services to clients predominantly looking to expand, restructure or create strategic improvements in their business, providing her the flexibility to concurrently raise a young family. Beth holds a Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie University, a Bachelor of Commerce from Melbourne University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Co-opted Directors

Dr David Foster | Director

Dr David Foster has been working in the tourism and leisure industries for over two decades, as an educator, consultant and operator. He began his career in tourism as a planner, since then he has operated a travel agency and tour company and worked as a consultant on a wide range of tourism and park-related projects.

David spent many years involved in tourism education and research. For most of the 1990s he was Associate Professor and Head of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure at RMIT University and managed a research and consultancy company owned jointly by RMIT and William Angliss Institute.

David has a range of experiences in tourism at the strategic level on a variety of tourism boards (Tourism Accreditation Board of Victoria, PATA Southern Chapter, Victorian Employers Chamber of Commerce and Industry Tourism and Hospitality Group, Tourism Noosa, Tourism Sunshine Coast etc.) and has been a member of several Reference Groups for Tourism Victoria. He was also Chair of a major events committee that was responsible for initiating the celebration of the sesquicentenary of the discovery of gold in Victoria (2001).

David has been a judge in the Victorian Tourism Awards for many years. He has also served as a mentor for those awards and worked with a number of aspiring applicants. He is currently Chair of William Angliss Institute Higher Education Academic Board and Director of the Australian Centre for Tourism and Hospitality.

 

Wendy Jones | Executive Officer, Goulburn River Valley Tourism

Wendy is a passionate tourism and hospitality industry practitioner, with a background in association management.

She has worked with executive teams and boards across the tourism industry, the environment sector and community. Wendy stepped into her current role as Executive Officer of Goulburn River Valley Tourism in July 2013 and was a founding director of its board for the previous three years. She is currently a judge for the Victorian Tourism Awards.

Wendy’s tourism and hospitality experience varies from owner-operator to industry association management in both Victoria and the Northern Territory.   Her previous roles have included CEO of the Restaurant & Catering Association of Victoria, Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria and the Northern Territory Tourism Industry Training Council, where she spent nearly ten years living in Darwin before returning to live in regional Victoria.

Wendy holds a Master of Business (Human Resource Management) Charles Sturt University and a Bachelor of Arts University of Melbourne. She is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Madelyn Ring | People Director - Commercial, Carlton United Brewery

Madelyn-Anne Ring has over 20 years’ global experience in communications and human resources. She has worked in Canada, the UK and Australia in various industries including consulting, government, pharmaceuticals, airlines and, more recently, consumer goods. Her experience includes public relations, internal communications, change management, organisational development, learning and development and employment relations.

Madelyn holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organisational Communication, a Postgraduate Certificate in Change Management and a Master of Business Administration. Her current role focuses on developing organisational capability to improve business performance. She is also a board member of Women in Drinks, which is part of the Drinks Association.

Elected Director

Karon Hepner | Elected Director

Karon Hepner has over 30 years’ experience in the Hospitality, Events, Foods and Education industries with positions held in the Human Resources and Learning and Development sectors with the following organisations, Compass Group (Australia) P/L; Delaware North (Australia); Royal Automobile Club Victoria (RACV); Australian Venue Services; Tourism Training Victoria; Hilton Hotels and RMIT.

Prior to joining the Institute in late 2007, she was actively involved in Board and Committee memberships of the following bodies: Holmesglen Institute of TAFE; Box Hill Institute of TAFE; Australian Hospitality Review Panel; La Trobe University Tourism Hospitality and Sports Advisory Board; Service Skills Victoria; VETis Taskforce and VCAA – VCE Exam Industry Vetter.

Karon has been the recipient of a number of Industry Award prior to joining William Angliss Institute including Tourism Training Australia for Training contribution to the Hospitality and Tourism Industries; Australian Institute of Hospitality Management for contribution to Hospitality Training and Tourism Training Australia – National Trainers Award.

Karon’s qualifications include: Graduate Diploma in Education, Degree in Business (Hotel Management), and Diploma of Applied Science.

Chief Executive Officer of the Institute

Nicholas Hunt | CEO William Angliss Institute

Nicholas Hunt was appointed Chief Executive Officer of William Angliss Institute in 2007. Since joining the Institute Nick has focussed on developing William Angliss Institute's educational programs, strengthening the Institute’s activities in support of industry and leading the Institute’s operational changes and strategic development in a period of significant change and reform.

Prior to joining the Institute Nick held a variety of positions in tourism and education development sectors. These include CEO - Tourism Alliance Victoria, CEO - Country Victorian Tourism Council and Executive Director - Tourism Training Victoria.

Outside of the Institute, Nick is Chair of the TAFE Directors Australia Finance and Audit Committee, the national body representing public TAFE providers and Treasurer of the Victorian TAFE Association.
 
Nick’s qualifications include a Master of Education Policy (International), University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) University of Tasmania and is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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