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Katrina Jojkity
CEO

Katrina Jojkity joined The ISS Institute in 2021 to 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.

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Kay Schlesinger
Program Manager

Developing the capability of new educators has been Kay' passion and central to her professional work for the past 30 years. Kay has worked in numerous educational sectors, including a position as a Deputy Principal where she took responsibility for the professional development of educators.

 

In the last 20 years Kay has worked in VET and Higher Education. 

 

In 2020 Kay was awarded an International Specialised Skills Institute Fellowship by the Department of Education for her innovative work with new teachers at Melbourne Polytechnic and beyond. She has presented to various forums including TAFE Directors Australia and the Department of Education.

Kay will work as an educational consultant in 2023 to support organisations as they empower new educators.

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Tamara Loh
Communications | Design

Tamara Loh joined the ISS Institute in 2023 as the Media and Communications officer.

She joined the organisation after working as a Digital Marketing Intern at medical manufacturing company, Ansell. She is currently studying User Experience Design at the University of Melbourne. Tamara also serves on the executive committee for a number of University societies, acting as the Media Director for the Women in Tech Society and the Design Lead for the Google Developers Student Club.

Tamara is responsible for updating and designing the organisation's website, establishing strong communication with past and present ISS Institute Fellows and maintaining their presence on social media.

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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.

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