Executive Team

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Portrait of HVTC CEO Sharon Smith

Sharon Smith

Chief Executive Officer

Sharon Smith was appointed as HVTC's 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.


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.

HVTC HR and Safety Manager Allyson Malloy

Allyson Malloy

Group HR & Safety Manager

Allyson's role is responsible for the development and implementation of HR and Safety systems across the HVTC Group. These systems support recruitment, talent management and training, and ensure the health, safety and welfare of all HVTC Group staff, students, and hosted employees.

HVTC Group Finance Manager Stephen Clarke

Stephen Clarke

Group Finance Manager

Stephen joined the HVTC Group in July 2019 and comes with a strong technical background and a passion for not for profit organisations. Having worked within the Aged Care, Travel, Wine and Pharmaceuticals industries, Stephen has a well-rounded commercial skillset spanning over 30 years’ experience.

Ellen Morris

Group Marketing & Communications Manager

Ellen commenced with HVTC in January 2022 as the Group Marketing and Communications Manager. Ellen’s strength and experience in corporate communications, marketing, and brand development allows her to implement and lead the HVTC Group’s marketing and communication strategy.

Laura Steel

Program Manager

Laura Steel joined the HVTC team as Program Manager in January 2022, bringing with her over 12 years’ experience in project management. Laura focuses on leading strategic business development and change management across the HVTC Group.