Dr Don Zoellner has worked in the school, vocational and higher education sectors in the Northern Territory since 1973. He served as the Executive Director of Centralian College in Alice Springs and Pro Vice-Chancellor VET and Community Engagement at Charles Darwin University. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Enterprise and Career Education Foundation, a member of the National Advisory Council on Suicide Prevention, Chairperson of the Australian Principals’ Associations Professional Development Council and a board member of TAFE Directors Australia. Dr Zoellner has served on numerous advisory committees, reviews and evaluations of education and training at both NT and national levels. Dr Zoellner is a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators and recently retired board chair of Group Training NT. He is the independent chair of the Industry Skills Advisory Council NT and has recently been appointed as the Northern Territory representative on the Australian Industry and Skills Committee. Dr Zoellner completed his Doctor of Philosophy in 2013 by describing the development and implementation of vocational education and training policy in Australia and continues to research, write and publish in the area.