IHEA Welcomes the Appointment of Prof Barney Glover as New Head of Jobs and Skills Australia

Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) warmly welcomes the appointment of Professor Barney Glover as the new head of Jobs and Skills Australia.

Professor Glover’s record of leadership in the higher education sector, most notably as Vice Chancellor of Western Sydney University, positions him uniquely to drive forward Australia’s skills and workforce agenda at a critical time. His distinguished career, marked by a deep commitment to the integration of academic excellence with industry and community engagement, aligns strongly with the objectives of IHEA.

Dr Peter Hendy, CEO of IHEA, expressed his enthusiasm for Professor Glover’s appointment, noting:

“Professor Glover’s appointment could not come at a more pivotal moment. As we navigate the complexities of a rapidly evolving job market, his leadership will be instrumental in ensuring that our education and training systems are not only responsive, but also proactive in meeting the skills demands of the future.”

“IHEA looks forward to working closely with Professor Glover, particularly in our shared goals of enhancing course flexibility and focusing on student outcomes. Together, we are committed to a future where graduates are not just job-ready but are pioneers in their respective fields,” Added Dr Peter Hendy.

In line with IHEA’s mission, we anticipate a productive collaboration with Professor Glover and Jobs and Skills Australia. Our shared dedication to providing students with the skills and education necessary for high skilled and high value work, positions us to make significant strides in education and workforce development.

This strategic direction will enable Australia’s higher education institutions to meet the needs of employers and industry partners more effectively, ensuring that graduates possess the skills and knowledge essential for success in the workforce.

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