The Migas Ltd board of directors have a shared interest and passion for developing Australia’s future generations of apprentices and trainees.

MIGAS Board Members

  • Bruce White, Chairman

    Bruce is the Managing Director of the largest privately-owned and operated foundry in Queensland. White Industries is based in Dalby, Queensland. Bruce has spent the last 19 years with White Industries, 12 of them as Managing Director. White Industries is one of the top four foundries in Australia and employs 55 staff. Previously, Bruce spent 13 years with Westpac Banking Corporation working in various branches throughout the state including Dalby, Toowoomba, Wandoan, Taroom, Miles, Chinchilla and Mackay in Commercial Lending Roles. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and The Executive Connection.

  • Carolyn Barker AM

    Carolyn is an experienced CEO and company director with a twenty-year track record running middle market businesses in the private and government sectors. She possesses well-developed interpersonal skills and has a history of delivering projects on budget and on time.

    Carolyn is a recognised innovative and strategic thinker who creates ‘the impossible’. She is an experienced coach to internal and external executives and a well-regarded public speaker and keynote presenter.

    Carolyn currently holds the following board appointments:

    • Director, Shine Lawyers 
    • Chair, Brisbane City Council Transport Board.

    In 2005, she was awarded a Member in the Order of Australia (AM) for her service to business and the arts. An Adjunct Professor in Business at Griffith University, Carolyn holds a Bachelor of Business, Human Resources & Marketing from the Queensland University of Technology and an MBA from the International Graduate School of Management at the University of South Australia.

  • Rod Margetts

    Rod is a qualified Chartered Accountant (New Zealand) who joined the MIGAS Board in late 2007. He is currently a Principal Consultant with Oxford Associates, a consultancy firm specialising in a range of innovative business improvement solutions and management advice to clients in the health, employment and training sectors.

    Rod has held a number of high-profile positions including:

    • Chief Financial Officer of the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service and the Chair of the Queensland Health CFO Network (2009-2015)
    • Chief Operating Officer, SkillsTech Australia (2006-2009)
    • Director, Business Analysis, Department of Employment & Training, Queensland (2004-2006)
    • Director, Financial Business Improvement, Queensland Health (2000-2004)
  • James Slade-Symons

    James is Managing Director of Macarthur Human Capital, specialising in workforce performance across disciplines and industries through recruitment, consulting and HR solutions and with a focus on people and structures, processes and systems, behaviours and cultures. He has recruitment process outsourcing exposure, which includes workforce planning and the integration of a strategic talent management system for Vodafone’s Global Enterprise division. James was formerly an Executive Search and Acquisition partner, specialising in general management, managing direction and chief executive roles. He was also National Client Manager for a large HR consulting company with associated responsibilities for client acquisition, growth and development by cultivating and sustaining senior stakeholder relationships.

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