Robyn Priddle

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Robyn Priddle "is Branch Manager, Client Engagement Branch in the Industry Skills Development Group of the Department of Education, Science and Training. The Branch has responsibility for policies, programmes and projects associated with all client groups in the national Vocational and Technical Education system particularly people with a disability and Indigenous Australians. The Branch also manages the Language, Literacy and Numeracy; Workplace English Language and Literacy; Disability Co-ordinator Officer and Basic IT Enabling Skills Programmes.

"Ms Priddle has an extensive background in policy development in the resources and energy industries – both in government and the private sector. She has recently returned to the public sector after seven years working in industry associations where her most recent appointment was as the Executive Director of the Australian Industry Greenhouse Network. In addition Ms Priddle held senior executive positions at the Minerals Council of Australia and drove the Council’s progressive safety and health as well as environmental policies and programmes.

"In government, Ms Priddle contributed to resource and energy policy including on such matters as environment, resource access, taxation and trade. Ms Priddle was posted to the Australian High Commission in London from 1992-94 as the Australian Government’s Counsellor (Agriculture and Resources). She was elected as the Chair of the International Sugar Organisation for 1994 and was active in the successful negotiation of the International Grains Agreement and the Food Aid Convention – again in 1994." [1]

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  1. Council Members, National Environmental Education Council, accessed September 30, 2007.