NELLEN’s board is comprised of representatives from schools, TAFES, universities, and other education and training organisations, as well as trade unions, businesses and industry bodies, local, state and Commonwealth government agencies and community members.

Joining the Board

To find out more about becoming a member of NELLEN’s board, and contributing to the development of transition supports for young people across Alpine, Indigo and Towong Shires and the City of Wodonga, contact NELLEN on (02) 6056 0966 or email [email protected]

Categories of Board Members

  • Category 1 – Schools
  • Category 2 – TAFE Institutions and Universities with TAFE sectors
  • Category 3 – Adult & Community Education Organisations
  • Category 4 – Other Education & Training Organisations, including RTO, Universities & GTO/Cs)
  • Category 5 – Trade Unions
  • Category 6 – Employers/ Peak Employer agencies/ Regional Employer
  • Category 7 – Local Government
  • Category 8 – Other Community agencies and organisations, Commonwealth and State Government Departments, Parent Organisations, School Focused Youth, Youth Connections, ACFE Regional Councils, Regional Youth Councils, Regional Development Victoria
  • Category 9 – Koori organisations, Peak Koori agencies and Regional Koori organisations
  • Category 10 – Community Members
  • Category 11 – Co-opted Members

Current Board Members

Jean Olley, Principal

Jean Olley


Bright P-12 College

Category 1

Vern Hilditch, Principal

Vern Hilditch


Wodonga Senior Secondary College

Category 1

Jennifer Gordon, Manager Strategic Initiatives

Jennifer Gordon

Manager Strategic Initiatives

Wodonga TAFE

Category 2

Chip Eling, Secretary

Chip Eling


NEBTLC (Labour Council)

Category 5

Graeme Sayer, CEO

Graeme Sayer


Murray Hume BEC

Category 6

Rob Dickins, Victorian State Manager

Rob Dickins

Victorian State Manager


Category 6

Mark Cottee, National Disability Coordination

Mark Cottee

National Disability Coordination

Category 8

Dr. Kaye Harris,  Community Member

Dr. Kaye Harris

Community Member

Category 10

Anne Ryan, Co-opted Member

Anne Ryan

Co-opted Member

Category 11