Advance TAFE CEO resigns

ADVANCE TAFE chief executive Peter Heilbuth has resigned to join a large regional TAFE in Victoria’s south-west.

Mr Heilbuth has accepted the same position at South-West TAFE, based in Warrnambool.

Mr Heilbuth said he had been privileged to have worked with a talented and passionate team, all of whom shared the TAFE’s goal of improving Gippsland’s education and training options.

Advance TAFE board chairman Lyndon Webb said Mr Heilbuth would be greatly missed by colleagues, the board and within the wider community.

Advance TAFE development executive manager Jane Ponting will take over as acting chief executive by the end of the year.

The recruitment process for a new chief executive has begun with the institute hoping to make an appointment in early 2013.

For more read Friday’s Gippsland Times.