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The Board

Who We Are

Amalia Di Iorio AM

Chair Person

Amalia has been on the board of The International Specialised Skills Institute since 2017. She currently is the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Educational Partnerships) at La Trobe university. 

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Alisia Romanin


Alisa has been with The International Specialised Skills Institute since 2014. She currently works for La Trobe University as the Associate Director, External Engagement and Campaign Operations.

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Adrian Capogreco CA


Adrian CA qualified senior finance and accounting professional with a ‘big 4’ background and significant commercial leadership experience. His diverse background includes the Chief Financial Officer role for Nufarm’s Australia & New Zealand businesses, a Regional Finance leadership role for Hospira’s APAC businesses, and previous roles managing teams within JP Morgan Chase and KPMG.

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Sir James Gobbo


Sir James Gobbo's parents migrated to Australia in 1938 when he was seven. He was educated in Melbourne and at Oxford University, where he was Victorian Rhodes Scholar for 1952.


After a successful career as a barrister, he was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1978. In 1997, he was appointed Governor of Victoria, the first person of non-English speaking background ever to be appointed to that office in Australia. He founded the International Specialised Skills Institute in 1991 with a vision of building a community of industry specialists who would lead the up-skilling of the Australian workforce.


Jeremy Gobbo QC

Board Member

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Jeremy Gobbo is the son of ISSI Founder Sir James Gobbo. Jeremy is a barrister with the Victorian Bar, which is a professional association representing 2200 Barristers in Victoria.

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