The TTC Executive oversees and provides strategic direction for the operation of the TTC.

It comprises representatives of our member organisations.

TTC Executive responsibilities include:

  • providing advice on the needs of member organisations
  • contributing to forward planning and new initiatives
  • endorsing the Strategic Statement and Annual Business Plan
  • promoting membership and services
  • overseeing the TTC budget to ensure member funds are well spent.

Current members

Louise Mills

Louise Mills - Department of Premier and Cabinet.
Louise is the Deputy Director of the State Service Management Office and has held this position since 2013. She was previously Deputy Director of Corporate Services and has held senior positions in policy and strategic planning across a number of other State Service Agencies. Louise has a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Tasmania, for which she was awarded the W. O. McCarthy Medal.

Nigel Smith

Nigel Smith - Department of Human Services. 
Nigel has been employed in the Centrelink Tasmania training team since 2005. He has undertaken a number of learning and development roles within Centrelink and the Department of Human Services (DHS). He is currently a Director of the DHS National Learning Network and has responsibilities in WA, SA, Vic and Tas.

Andrew Groom

Andrew Groom - Australian Antarctic Division.
Andrew is the Human Resources Manager at the Australian Antarctic Division (Department of Environment and Energy), a role he has held since June 2014.  He has over 18 years experience in a wide range of public sector HR work, covering both Federal and State Government. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Tasmania and is a Professional Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Kate Hiscock

Kate Hiscock - Local Government Association of Tasmania.
Kate is Strategic Communications Director at the Local Government Association of Tasmania. Her current role includes oversight of communications, engagement, events and marketing at LGAT. She has over 15 years experience  in Local and State Government working in communications, policy, stakeholder engagement and corporate affairs. Kate has also worked in private sector consulting and for a State Owned Company and has a Master of Health Science (Health Promotion) from QUT and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from UTAS.

Penne Hughes

Pene Hughes - Kingborough Council.
Pene is the Executive Manager Organisational Development with the Kingborough Council and has 15 years; experience in local government. Pene has also worked in human resources in private enterprise and as a primary teacher. She is currently on the state Board of the Local Government Managers Australia (Tasmania).

Dr Julie Preston

Dr Julie Preston - University of Tasmania.
Julie is the Manager, Organisational and Career Development at UTAS. She has experience in career and leadership development for staff and students across higher education in Australia and the UK. Julie has postgraduate qualifications in adult learning, and completed a PhD in microbiology at the University of Newcastle. She is currently the Tasmanian Division President of the Career Development Association of Australia.

Kerrie Crowder

Kerrie Crowder - Department of Justice.
Kerrie is Director Human Resources at the Department of Justice. She was previously the Director of Building Control and Administrator of Licensing and has held senior positions in staff development, education and human resources in the Department of Health and Human Services. Kerrie has a Master of Social Science (Public Sector Management) from the University of Tasmania.


Rae Burrows - Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE).
Rae, B.Sc (Hons), MBA, GAICD, FLWA, is the current Chair of TDIA and is also the Director of Biosecurity Operations for DPIPWE. Rae has previously worked in Western Australia and the ACT in leadership roles in Communications, Strategic Policy and Planning, and Aquatic Environment and Biosecurity. She has extensive experience as a Director in the Not for Profit sector.