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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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Kyle Palmer
Communications | Design

Kyle Palmer joined The ISS Institute in 2021, coming from a background in the film industry.

With 10 years experience in sales and working within marketing teams, Kyle has a passion for creative practice and imbibes this with every project he touches.

Kyle kickstarted his career on the film festival circuit, managing the transport operations for film materials at major international film festivals both locally and abroad.

Upon arriving in Melbourne, Kyle worked at Mind Blowing Films then Madman Entertainment, where he finished up as a Sales Executive booking films into regional and independent cinemas across the country.

A stint at RMIT studying graphic design in 2019, propelled Kyle into various freelance jobs including: designing assets for a major real estate agent, writing copy for a boutique comedy agency, creating signage and menus for cafes and developing videos and promotional video for events.

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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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