MIGAS Apprentices and Trainees has today announced the appointment of Craig Westwood as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Mr Westwood brings to MIGAS decades of experience in the VET sector.
MIGAS Chairman Bruce White described Mr Westwood’s knowledge of the industry as a great asset along with strong stakeholder relationships built over many years.
“Craig emerged as the outstanding candidate from an extensive national search and the Board is delighted to have secured his services,” Mr White said.
“Over the past 18-months the business has undergone some far-reaching realignment that will enable us to innovate with greater speed, efficiency and capability in the future.
“This realignment has changed our organisational structure and the way we collaborate. It has also allowed us to reinvigorate our service offering to our host employers, to ensure we remain relevant and customer focused.”
This appointment marks an exciting new chapter for MIGAS, Mr White said, as the new CEO’s passion for skilled trades employment, combined with his business sense and leadership skills will see MIGAS thrive.
Mr Westwood said he was honoured to be appointed Chief Executive Officer and looked forward to taking on his new role.
“MIGAS has a proud history of apprentice employment and like the tradesmen and women who have developed their careers, I’m looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and getting into the work,” he said.
Current Managing Director Rod Margetts will remain in the role until Mr Westwood joins the organisation on May 4. Mr Margetts will then remain as an active member of the MIGAS Board.
ABOUT MIGAS APPRENTICES AND TRAINEES
MIGAS is a not-for-profit organisation that has been recruiting, employing and mentoring apprentices and trainees in the traditional skilled trades since 1988. MIGAS has national footprint and provides apprentice employments services to industry employers across metropolitan, regional and remote Australia.