Articles by Jeremy Irvine
Jeremy is an experienced industry association executive who has led peak bodies in Australia and New Zealand. At the time of writing Jeremy was Executive Director at Victorian TAFE Association. Prior to joining the VTA, he was CEO of the Australian Dental Prosthetists Association for four years. Jeremy commenced his career in the-then Commonwealth Employment Service and then moved to Canberra where he worked as a policy analyst, public affairs manager and adviser in portfolios including employment services. In New Zealand, he ran a national peak body in the social services sector before transitioning to the public service as the ministerial speechwriter for the Ministry of Education. In addition to holding senior government relations roles in the health and employment sectors, Jeremy has also led the Association of Independent Schools of the ACT, and the International Specialised Skills Institute, which provides scholarships to VET teachers to enhance and share skills. Jeremy holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts (Organisational Communication), is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.
Lessons Learned from a Listening Leader
“Um, Jeremy, there’s an issue with the data in the Board paper.” So it began. I’d been in the role but days as the new CEO, taking over a team who were finalising a major meeting with our Board, including a significant financial decision that had to be made.** The words from one of my team stopped me in my tracks. Somehow, the data on which we were framing the paper was wrong.