Ms Faraone commenced as Chief Executive of Holmesglen Institute inOctober 2013. Mary has had extensive experience in the VET sector, working with industry, training providers andTAFE in various roles prior to joining Holmesglen Institute in 2003. Mary has been particularly instrumental in leading the Institute’s teaching and learning, including the introduction of higher education, securing a number of significant national and international projects, and leading the successful development and implementation of significant industry partnerships.
As Chief Executive Mary is keen to further develop the innovation and entrepreneurial culture at the Institute and build on the Institute’s history and reputation as a leading tertiary provider. During this time the Institute has won several major awards and the state and national levels, in particular four wins for Industry Collaboration at the Victorian Training Awards, 2017 to 2019 and2021 and three-time winner of the same category at the Australian Training Awards in 2017, 2019 and 2021.
Mary is the Chair of the TAFE Directors Australia Board, the peak body for TAFEs in Australia, a Board member for the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics and is also a Board member on WorldSkills Australia.