Chisholm farewells long-serving CEO

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After seven years as Chisholm Institute’s chief executive officer, Maria Peters is stepping down.
Mrs Peters will retire at the end of the year having overseen the transformation of Chisholm into one of Australia’s most successful TAFE institutes. In 2014 it was named the Large Training Provider of the Year at both the Victorian and Australian Training Awards, so it’s hardly surprising its CEO is regarded as one of the leading figures within the Australian vocational and tertiary education sector.   

Mrs Peters said it had taken her considerable time to come to terms with her decision given the organisation had played such a significant and important part in her life, but she remained deeply committed to ensuring a successful transition over the coming months.
“I am very determined for the benefit of the whole Chisholm community to see the organisation set up for continued success in the many years ahead,” she said.

Each year Chisholm caters for 35,000 students at its nine campuses across Melbourne and the southeastern region, including Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula (Rosebud), as well as online and in the workplace.  The institute hopes to have a replacement for Mrs Peters by the date of her retirement.