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Patricia Neden

Chief Executive Officer
Innovation and Business Skills Australia

Portrait of Patricia Neden

Patricia is well known in the vocational education and training sector particularly in her former role as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development, and responsible for Skills Victoria (formerly known as the Office of Training and Tertiary Education (OTTE), and previously as General Manager of the Training Operations at OTTE.

Patricia's vast experience covers policy, inter-governmental negotiations, national systems implementation and purchasing arrangements with service providers. She has previously held senior positions in other Victorian Government departments, including industry and labour.

Patricia has also spent time in the private sector, working predominantly in information technology and manufacturing in Victoria and overseas, and in the mining industry in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. She has extensive knowledge and a strong commitment to innovation, filling the skills gaps and enhancing the VET sector to benefit the Australian economy.

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