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Mr Neil Fernandes

Neil Fernandes has been the Managing Director at Central Institute of Technology since July 2005.

Prior to his appointment at Central, Neil was the Deputy Director-General (Training) in the Department of Education and Training for 18 months and was the inaugural General Manager of WestOne between July 1999 and August 2003.

Neil has held a number of senior positions in the vocational education and training (VET) system in Western Australia over the last 20 years and was instrumental in the development of VET legislation and the governance framework for TAFE colleges. He is a strong advocate for vocational education and training.

Born in Nagpur, India, Neil’s family migrated to Australia in 1969. He completed his high schooling in Perth and holds a BA (Philosophy) from the University of Western Australia.

Neil is married with two children.