Facing the Challenges of the Future Together

SkillsOne headed to the Agrifood 2008 National Conference. We were lucky enough to hear from Philip Bullock and are pleased to share his speech from the conference.

Mr Philip Bullock (Chair) brings an impressive combination of high level leadership skills, a strong industry background and a commitment to education and training to the position of Chair of Skills Australia. Mr Bullock has more than 25 years experience working with IBM, culminating in his appointment as Vice President, Systems and Technology Group IBM Asia Pacific Region and including Chief Executive Officer of IBM Australia and New Zealand.

He was previously on the Board of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), The Business Council of Australia (BCA), where he also chaired their Skills and Innovation Taskforce, IBM Australia Limited, the Victorian Schools Innovation Commission and the Advisory Committee to the Australian Graduate School of Management. He was also very active in support of diversity in the workplace, being awarded the Leading CEO for the Advancement of Women, in 2004 by the Federal Government's EOWA. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Healthscope, a major provider of health services in Australia.

VJ Corinne Walsh