Jodi Schmidt, Chief Executive Officer, Human Services Skills Organisation
Jodi is an experienced CEO with a track record of successful business transformation, improving profitability and significantly enhancing shareholder value.
Jodi has over the last 3 years been consulting across a number of industry sectors including education and training, property and real estate, manufacturing, human services, ICT and digital businesses in the areas of strategic planning, CEO/executive coaching, leadership and culture development and business performance and advisory.
Jodi has had extensive experience in the Vocational, Education and Training sector over the last 15 years. She served as the Deputy Director-General, Training and Employment with the Queensland government, and then as the inaugural chief executive officer of TAFE Queensland, leading the reform and amalgamation of TAFE institutes in Queensland and establishing it as one consolidated commercial entity. She also served as the Chair of the National Education and Foundation Skills – Industry Reference Committee (IRC), and has been a member of a number of national review boards and expert panels.
Prior to this, she held various senior executive positions in both Australia and the United Kingdom in health, defence and local government in both the public and private sectors and holds qualifications in marketing, accounting and market research.