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Staff

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Katrina Jojkity
CEO

Katrina Jojkity joined The ISS Institute in 2021to oversee our long-term plan of addressing the skills gap in Australia. 

 

With over 25 years of business and entrepreneurship experience, Katrina has established many successful innovative media/fashion businesses around the world. Katrina started as a fashion designer and then moved into TV production, producing  a luxury lifestyle program for Shanghai airlines.

 

After working in Shanghai for many years, Katrina joined Kangan Institute as Director of Creative and Professional Industries, Fashion and Textile hub.

Katrina manages the day-to-day operations of The ISS Institute, regularly meeting with Fellows to discuss the progress of their Fellowships, alongside meeting with the board and other external stakeholders who provide support to The ISS Institute.

Kyle Palmer
Communications | Design

Kyle Palmer joined The ISS Institute in 2021 to lead up the communications and graphic design.

Kyle's background is in cinema, having competed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Filmmaking at the Queensland University of Technology in 2009 before then moving to the UK where he worked at some of the top film festivals in England and Scotland. 

In Melbourne, Kyle worked at the Indian Film Distributor Mind Blowing Films, followed by two roles at Madman Entertainment in logistics and sales. 

In 2018, Kyle returned to study, completing a diploma of Graphic Design at RMIT which saw him gain many freelance jobs in the arts, music and real estate industry. 

Kyle now manages the communications, design and assists telling the stories of our talented Fellows. 

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Keith Beecher OAM
Finance Manager

Keith joined ISSI in 2017 after a career in management accounting in manufacturing and retail industries, and most recently in arts administration. Keith’s roles were as Company Secretary and Finance Director throughout much of his career.

Keith is a qualified CPA, and for his work in performing arts companies was awarded an Order of Australia medal in 2009.

Keith was a director of The Production Company, which produced and staged Broadway musicals at Melbourne’s State Theatre from the company’s inception in 1999 until its closure in 2020.

The role of Finance Manager at ISSI is part time, and Keith attends to the payment of Fellowships, general oversight of the Institute’s finances, compliance with government and statutory regulations, and preparation of financials reports for the Institute’s board of directors.