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Our Team

At Industry Skills Australia, we believe in a “people first” culture where a skilled workforce is about better jobs, increased productivity and creating opportunity.

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Chief Executive Officer

Paul is an accomplished leader with a comprehensive knowledge of Australia’s VET system. He works closely with Government, industry and education leaders to ensure that training investment decisions support Australia’s global competitiveness through stronger more capable businesses.

Nigel Haywood


General Manager – Strategy and Delivery

Nigel has over 35 years experience in the vocational education and training sector having worked at the senior executive level in both State and Commonwealth Government agencies and the private sector.


General Manager - Corporate Services

Damian is an FCPA who comes to ISA with significant experience in senior finance and corporate services roles. Known for passionate, transformational, and developmental leadership, he has built high performing finance teams and has multiple successful systems implementation projects to his credit.


Director - Implementation and Capability

Klausch draws upon his wealth of industry experience and VET knowledge to provide professional stakeholder engagement and service delivery to the industries that ISA supports.

Erin Knudsen


Director - Industry Engagement, Intelligence and Workforce Planning

Erin has developed expert knowledge and skills from her vast experience within the VET sector that includes roles in auditing, RTO management and development and application of Nationally Endorsed Training Packages.

Join our team

ISA brings unparalleled expertise in workforce planning and skills development, right from strategy through to implementation of solutions across industries, within enterprises and communities. 

Join our team as we leverage our capabilities, heritage, and trusted relationships, working with the wide range of stakeholders who are central to building a world class, agile and resilient supply chain workforce.

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