Board of Directors

The Migas Limited Board of Directors has a shared interest and passion for developing Australia’s future generations of apprentices and trainees.

Carolyn Barker AM, Chair

Carolyn Barker AM has been a MIGAS board member for the past six years and is the current Chairperson. Prior to becoming a full-time Company Director in 2018, she held CEO positions for 25 years in private education and commercial services. Similarly, her Company Director experience has spanned two decades during which time she sat on publicly listed, private company, government and not for profit boards.

Carolyn is an experienced independent director and chairperson and brings focus to strategic planning and corporate culture as well as utilising her general commercial and digital governance skills. She has served on boards in the areas of education, legal services, public transport, complementary medicine regulation, the arts and local government. Carolyn currently consults to organisations in the areas of leadership development and capability frameworks, in addition to offering executive coaching and workplace mediation services.

She is Chair of the Transport for Brisbane Board, Chair of MiTraining Pty Ltd, and most recently completed eight years as a board member of Shine Corporate Ltd. Carolyn is a Member in the Order of Australia (AM) awarded for her service to management and education organisations and the arts, and is a QUT School of Business Alumni Award winner. She is also a nationally accredited Mediator.

James Slade-Symons, Deputy Chair

James Slade-Symons is an experienced managing director and board member, with over 20 years’ experience advising executives and boards from leading brands, to start-ups throughout Australia and the UK.

As the Managing Partner of Macarthur Human Capital, he leads an HR consultancy that specialises in aligning employees to business objectives. His coaching and consultancy capabilities have lifted the confidence, skills and knowledge of many professionals to enhance their employment opportunities and career aspirations.

James is an expert in the field of "people metrics", strategic workforce planning, behavioural science and workforce capability development.

Rod Margetts, Treasurer and Company Secretary

Rod Margetts is a Chartered Accountant by profession and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. He has extensive senior management experience and a successful track record in advising large complex organisations undergoing significant change.

Rod is Principal Consultant and co-founder of 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. He is a respected leader and strategist with extensive skills and experience, having held senior executive positions in government, education and business.