Our people

The CVGT team

CVGT Employment has a diverse workforce of people who believe in our purpose of connecting more people to meaningful work. We are proud that our team brings the skills, passion and compassion to support the work we do.

A career at CVGT Employment is more than just a job. It is an opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives and make an impact in the many communities in which we live. Our team is close to 400 members and we are continuing to grow, offering many others the opportunity to join our team.

Through actions, we are committing to ensuring CVGT Employment maintains a social and collaborative culture.

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Board of directors

The Board of eight members is responsible for the governance and strategic oversight of the organisation. It is a professional and diverse team with a broad and complementary mix of skills and experience.

Liz Corbett

Liz Corbett

Chair

Lee Bombardieri

Lee Bombardieri

Deputy Chair
Dave Richardson

Dave Richardson

Director
Judith Holt

Judith Holt

Director
Jan Boynton

Jan Boynton

Director
Paul Macartney

Paul Macartney

Director
Fleur Jackson

Fleur Jackson

Director
Helen Symes

Helen Symes

Director

Executive management team

Led by Managing Director Jason Russell, CVGT Employment’s Executive Management Team is responsible for the daily operations of our business. Our leadership team has extensive industry experience and strong skillset to enable the wider team to deliver results, and further cement CVGT Employment as a leader in delivering employment services to a wide range of people.

Jason Russell

Jason Russell

Chief Executive Officer
Peter Barnes

Peter Barnes

Chief Operating Officer
Mark Little

Mark Little

General Manager Strategy & Communications
Matt Frecker

Matt Frecker

Chief Financial Officer
Amanda Finnis

Amanda Finnis

Chief Information Officer

Our strategic plan

Employment builds capacity for social and economic inclusion. It can be transformational for individuals, business and their communities.

Our teams in New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria deliver services to thousands of individuals and businesses. We partner to deliver personalised programs and outcomes that suits an individual’s needs. We put programs into action, and our goal is to find employment solutions that work for each person and meet their needs, skills, experience and interests.

2020 was the starting point for our Strategic Plan 2020-25. It was developed in response to our changing operating environment.

At the time when communities were facing mounting unemployment, with economic and climatic uncertainty, a combination of a prolonged drought and catastrophic bushfires, followed by COVID–19, created challenging circumstances for all levels of government, industry sectors, employers and job seekers. In 2021, the uncertainty continued. The ongoing pandemic forced some businesses to close and unemployment to rise, which further impacted our communities.

Our strategic plan is giving us clear goals and priorities to ensure we adapt to deliver the best possible employment services to people. After its first year, the overall progression towards the achievement of our five-year strategic plan is 35 per cent.

We will continue to stay true on delivering our purpose, enabled by this strategy and priorities.

Our 2025 goals

  • To be a partner of choice  
  • To provide place-based, complete employment solutions 
  • To expand our reach and impact within the community 
  • To achieve increased employment numbers 
  • To have a diverse and engaged workforce 
  • To be digitally enabled 
  • To have a pathway towards carbon neutrality 
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