Rod Camm

Rod Camm


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Rod has over 30 years’ experience in tertiary education, developing expert knowledge of policy, federal and state responsibilities, governance, institutional operations, management and regulation. Rod has been leading significant organisational change for much of his career and possesses a unique range of experience as chief executive officer (CEO) of government agencies, statutory bodies, government-owned corporations, the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) and private sector organisations. Rod engages on complex policy issues and has expertise in leadership, strategy, policy, change management and in facilitating innovation and opportunity through organisational design. Rod applies data analytics and interpretation to policy challenges in public administration, tertiary education, industry skills development, vocational education and training (VET) in schools and international education.

Influential work

  • Led significant change projects as managing director of the NCVER and CEO of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training
  • Worked with industry stakeholders on the Queensland Premier’s Jobs Squad to provide high level advice to the premier and government on strategies to maximise employment opportunities
  • Led the development of revised policy and transformational change across 1300 of Australia’s Independent tertiary education providers, built on a platform of ethics and outcomes
  • Led the reform of a state’s skills and workforce development framework, implementing a comprehensive investment strategy to improve workforce participation and ensure better value for money and quality from a $1B investment
  • Provided high-level advice on further developing international education and leading international government and industry delegations to potential markets; and worked in reforming VET in schools arrangements and in regulatory reform.

Outside of Nous

Prior to joining Nous Rod was a member of the national CEOs’ committee, reporting to COAG ministers; and has worked with the OECD, UNESCO, the G20 Human Capital Taskforce and a broad range of economic reform bodies, boards and reform councils. He has operated his own consultancy business and has worked on high-level projects relating to the National Training Framework, employment services and apprenticeships.

Rod holds an Executive Master of Public Administration, a Diploma and Fellowship from the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Bachelor of Business (human resource management) and an Advanced Diploma of Management (industrial relations).