Board of Management

General Information

Portland WorkSkills is guided by a representative and experienced community-based board of management. All members serve in a voluntary capacity.

Board Membership

Membership of the Portland WorkSkills Incorporated board is open to members of the Portland and district community who wish to contribute to the development of their community and enable people to better themselves through learning, training and general support. Membership of the board is by way of nomination and election at the organisation's annual general meeting. Board vacancies may also be filled by co-option between elections.

Being a member of the Board of Management of a substantial community-based incorporated organisation such as Portland WorkSkills Incorporated, will enable you to do much good for your community and for an array of community members. You will be involved in an active organisation and will be involved in making important decisions.

Board Members

Michael Hunter - Chairperson

Michael is the owner and operator of Icon Investments, a local Information Technology services and equipment business. Michael contributes a depth of knowledge and skills to the Portland WorkSkills Information Technology training programs. Michael is a current member and office bearer of APEX. He served as the WorkSkills Treasurer for several years.

Carmen Scott - Deputy Chairperson

Carmen enjoys strong ties with the Portland community through her work as a former Youth Officer with the Portland Housing Program. Carmen is a member of a range of youth, health and welfare networks and maintains quality youth and indigenous linkages.

Trevor Hornby - Treasurer

Trevor has come to Portland WorkSkills after being the Group Manager of Corporate Services with our local shire. He has a strong background in financial management.

Margaret Herbertson - Member

Margaret is the former manager of the Portland Office of Department of Human Services - Housing, and an Office Bearer with St Vincent de Paul. Margaret has extensive linkages with Health & Welfare agencies and actively supports disadvantaged groups in the community.

John Sealey OAM - Member

In the 2006 Australia Day Honours List, John was recognised for his services to the fishing industry, particularly in the areas of training and occupational health and safety, and the community. John is a member of the Glenelg-Grampians Local Learning and Employment Network (LLEN) and is a Rotarian.

Jan Chilman - Member

Jan is an active member of Portland Lion's Club and has extensive experience in retail and small business operations.


Tony Fleming - Member

As a prominent business person in Portland, Tony has much to contribute to Portland WorkSkills.


Heather Mutch - Member

Having recently returned to Portland after living and working in Western Australia for the past 4 years, Heather has renewed her involvement with WorkSkills. She brings to the Board, a background in adult education and a commitment to improving the education of our client group.


Ivan Boyer - Member

Ivan has dedicated his working life to education. He is a very active community member and is a member of several community organisations. We welcome Ivan to the Portland WorkSkills Board of Management.


Annual Reports





25th Anniversary - Glimpses of WorkSkills over time


Audit Report

In view of the contestable training environment, the most recent Audit Report is available from the Executive Officer on request.


Contact Portland WorkSkills on (03) 5523 1645 or email us by clicking here.