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Chisholm CEO set to retire

31 July, 2017

Chisholm's Chief Executive Officer Maria Peters today announced her intention to retire at the end of 2017.

Maria has been Chisholm's CEO since 2010 and her profile has since grown to become one of the leading figures within the Australian vocational and tertiary sector.

Throughout her tenure as CEO, Mrs Peters has led the Institute through a period of significant sectoral change in Victoria, transforming Chisholm into one of the leading and most successful TAFE Institutes in Australia.

In 2014, Chisholm was named Large Training Provider of the Year at both the Victorian and Australian Training Awards.

Mrs Peters today said her decision to retire at the end of the year had taken considerable time to come to terms with, given the idea of leaving an organisation that had played such a significant and important part in her life, but she remained deeply committed to ensuring a successful transition over the coming months.

"I am very determined for the benefit of the whole Chisholm community, to see the organisation set up for continued success in the many years ahead," said Mrs Peters.

In a statement to staff on behalf of the Board, Chisholm’s Chair, Stephen Marks, fully endorsed Maria to continue in her role of CEO for the remainder of the year.

"Maria will be remaining in her role as CEO until her retirement, with the full support of the Board. The Board has unanimously endorsed a range of strategic initiatives which Maria will be undertaking over the next five months," said Mr Marks.

"The Board will be initiating a search process to find a suitable replacement. We are hopeful that this will be completed by the date of Maria's retirement."