Welcome from the General Manager
CIT Solutions is a part of the prestigious Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) group, a Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institution that has been a leading provider of education in Australia for over 100 years. Together, CIT and CIT Solutions offer a unique and integrated learning experience that empowers learners to unlock their potential, adapt to an ever-changing world, and achieve their personal aspirations while serving their communities, country, and the world.
We are committed to providing learners with a comprehensive and unparalleled learning journey. Whether we deliver our training programs on campus, virtually, or through self-paced online learning, we strive to innovate and improve the learner experience.
Learning never stops at CIT Solutions! An increasing number of CIT Solutions' courses include subjects or components that can be studied fully or partially online to offer more flexibility to our learners. As always, we exist to support every learner’s endeavour and assist in achieving their personal goals and career aspirations. Our top priority is to strive in providing a high-quality learning experience and help you graduate with the knowledge and skills you need to compete and thrive in your industry.
Our team’s pursuit of educational excellence is what drives us. Our aim is to make your learning experience meaningful, memorable and valuable. We truly believe that our success is our students’ success. We encourage our learners to seize every opportunity for growth in the classroom with our trainers, within their workplaces, in personal pursuits and beyond.
I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together in 2023. See you on campus!
CIT Solutions Pty Ltd
Leanne Cover CEO, CIT
Leanne Cover is the Chief Executive Officer of the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT), the largest government provider of vocational education and training institution in Canberra, the Australian capital, with more than 22,000 enrolments annually. CIT provides programs and services in a wide range of industry disciplines at Australian Qualifications Framework levels 1 – 7. Leanne has undertaken this role since February 2015. She is well known for her leadership in shaping vocational education and training policy to address skills development for entry level and existing workers and ensuring education and training responds to the demands and requirements of industry and the community.
Natalie Howson Chair of the Board
Natalie has 25 years' experience in senior executive roles in the state and federal public service. She has established and lead a commonwealth statutory authority and been Director General of two ACT Government Directorates. Her experience also includes senior executive roles in the largest agencies of the Australian Government -Medicare Australia, Centrelink and Defence. These roles focused on policy development, service delivery reform, complex program management, regulation and change leadership. She has a proven track record in leadership, stakeholder collaboration, public sector reform and service delivery. In delivering change across human service and technology-based environments, Natalie has established successful partnerships in many diverse sectors. She is an experienced chair and an accomplished spokesperson who has been a member of international and national policy and regulatory committees. Natalie commenced her working life as a secondary teacher and then curriculum adviser with the Queensland Education Department. She was CEO of the Australian Sports Drug Agency in the leadup to the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. In 2000 she was the ACT Telstra Businesswoman of the Year. Natalie retired from the public service in July 2019 after eight years as an ACT Director General in the Housing and Community Service and Education Directorates. In 2020 Natalie was appointed Chair of the Teacher Quality Institute. Natalie has a master degree in International Education Leadership and Educational Research. She is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Natalie founded the successful children’s charity Boundless Canberra in 2012 and currently supports Yerrabi Yurwang, an Aboriginal child and family support organisation.
James Willson Board Member
James founded CRE8IVE back in 2001 and today enjoys his position as Managing Director. Starting the business in the arena of web and graphic design the business quickly evolved into a market leader in the field of branding, campaign creation and rollout as well as web development. Today the business employs about 25 people and has active clients in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmania. Over the years James has worked on numerous campaigns on a national and a local level and is across all disciplines of the business. James sits on numerous boards including The Canberra Hospital Foundation, the CGS Foundation, CIT Solutions and RDA ACT. A known contributor to Canberra, James acknowledges that the city is a great platform to create oneself and at the same time contribute to the fabric of the city.
Catherine Ng (MBA, GAICD) General Manager
Catherine comes to CIT Solutions as a nationally and internationally recognised education business leader. Catherine is a highly strategic and entrepreneurial senior executive with over 20 years' experience within the private and public education sector, including start-ups, publicly listed and government-owned enterprises.
Catherine has held a breath of executive roles, including LCI Education, Quad Learning Inc, Navitas Limited, Box Hill Institute, Victoria University and William Angliss Institute. She has extensive experience in the international education and training markets. Catherine has also held public office as a councillor for the City of Melbourne, a former Council member of La Trobe University and the Council for Multicultural Australia Board.
Catherine brings considerable experience to CIT Solutions in leading business growth, organisational development and corporate governance. She is particularly skilled in institutional collaboration, working with business partners, and developing people. She also has an in-depth understanding of key markets within the Asia Pacific region. Catherine has relocated back to Australia after working overseas for over five years to take up the General Manager's role at CIT Solutions.
Catherine is passionate about education and training. She strongly believes 'Education not only equips a person with the skills for work but also for life.'
Tahlia-Rose Vanissum Board Member
Tahlia-Rose Vanissum is a proud Woppaburra woman and Traditional Owner of the Keppel Islands, which sits off the coast of central Queensland, Australia. Tahlia-Rose works across the intersections of social, health and First Nations policy in the federal public service and is currently undertaking a Master of Culture, Health, and Medicine at the Australian National University (ANU).
Tahlia-Rose is a Director on the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) Governing Board, is passionate about governance, safety and First Nations excellence, has experience in roles across the policy lifecycle and brings a considered intersectional perspective to the CIT Solutions (CITSOL) Board. In addition, Tahlia-Rose brings insight into student experiences through her own experience obtaining vocational qualifications from both CIT and CITSOL.
Tahlia-Rose's experience includes various positions across the not-for-profit and public sectors to drive the inclusion and prioritisation of First Nations peoples, women and girls, and people with disability across all aspects of organisations' undertakings. Tahlia-Rose holds vocational qualifications in government, business, leadership, and human resources management and a Bachelor of Criminology from the ANU.
Karla Bogaart Audit Committee Chair
Karla is a Chartered Accountant with a Commerce degree and has over 25 years experience in this field. She heads up her own consultancy business with the majority of her clients being Commonwealth Government Agencies. Karla thoroughly enjoys her work in the field of commerce but also has a passion for acting. In 2015 she decided to explore a dual career in both Commerce and the Arts.
Stephanie Fahey Audit Committee Member
Dr Stephanie Fahey has worked in leadership roles in higher education, the private sector and the Australian Public Service. Most recently she was the CEO of the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (2017-2020) which supports Australian exporters and foreign investors in Australia, promotes Australian education internationally and develops policy for international tourism to Australia.
She was also a strategy partner at EY (2013-2017) in the field of education where she advised educational institutions and governments. Prior to EY she worked in higher education as the Deputy Vice Chancellor Global Engagement at Monash University (2006-2012) and was Director of the Research Institute for Asian and the Pacific at the University of Sydney (1998-2006). Throughout her career she has served on several Boards and is currently a Council member of the University of Newcastle, a Trustee of The Asia Foundation (an international NGO) and a Board member of the Australian Design Council.