Executive Team

Apprentice and trainee employment specialists

Sharon Smith portrait

Sharon Smith

Chief Executive Officer

Sharon Smith was appointed as HVTC CEO in November 2012. She took on the role with an outstanding record of achievement, with over 20 years as a dynamic and influential Senior Executive in the Utilities, Regional Development and private sectors.

Janet Lee portrait

Janet Lee

Manager Human Resources / Safety Services

Janet’s role is responsible for the development and implementation of HR and Safety systems. These systems support recruitment, talent management and training, and ensure the health, safety and welfare of all HVTC employees.


Libby Ford

Operations Manager

Libby is HVTC’s Operations Manager and has worked in various roles including the Group Training Operations in Payroll and as a Team Leader to the GTO Team. Libby was promoted to Manager GTO Operations December 2012.

Jeanette Howden portrait

Jeanette Howden

Commercial Manager

Jeanette has been with HVTC since February 2015 and was promoted to Commercial Manager in February 2017. Having started her career in public practice, serving clients from a wide variety of industries and sizes, she is well positioned to understand and support our host employers.