The National Centre of Vocational Education Research (NCVER) has announced the appointment of Sue Ferguson as General Manager Research.


The centre has hailed the appointment of Ms Ferguson, who brings a wealth of vocational research experience to her new role.


In her most recent role as Executive Director, VET Policy for the Queensland Department of Education and Training she led the development of the Queensland Skills Plan White Paper, the Queensland Post-secondary Education and Training Review project and developed the proposal and legislation for establishment of the Queensland Skills Commission.


Ms Fergusson also brings a long history in public finance, having held senior roles within Queensland Treasury including four years as Director of the Education and Innovation Branch.


“The role of General Manager, Research is a fantastic opportunity to combine my long held passion for education with a lengthy background in policy and research,” Ms Fergusson said.


“I am thrilled to be joining NCVER and very much looking forward to the challenge of leading a nationally recognised research program.”


NCVER Managing Director, Tom Karmel said he was delighted to welcome Ms Fergusson to the role.


“Sue brings significant breadth and depth of skills and experience to NCVER. We are confident she will be a real asset to our research work,” he said.