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Shaping the workforce of tomorrow

In this session, Natalie will explore and explain the national workforce planning initiatives underway by the ten new federally funded Jobs and Skills Councils Natalie is the CEO of Service and Creative Skills Australia (SaCSA), the Jobs and Skills Council responsible for Arts, Personal Services, Tourism, Hospitality and Retail. Natalie will also provide insights into how DES providers can leverage key skill shortages, labour market, and workforce intelligence from Workforce Plans produced by Jobs and Skills Councils to enhance placements and outcomes for customers.



Natalie Turmine, GAICD

CEO, Service and Creative Skills Australia

Natalie Turmine, GAICD is a passionate leader who is dedicated to workforce development. She started her career as a Hospitality Trainer at an RTO in the mid 90’s. Since then, she has had over 27 years of experience leading both commercial and not-for-profit organisations in the delivery of government funded employment, education, and workforce development programs across Australia.

Natalie has experience in various CEO, Chair, Non-Executive Director, Advisory Board Member, Councillor, and Government Policy Advisory roles and advocates and advises on future-focused productivity and workforce development needs across a range of industries.

Natalie’s most recent roles were as Chief Executive Officer of Campbell Page, delivering employment, education, community, Indigenous, family, and youth labour hire services, and an Environmental Social Enterprise from up to 80 locations across Australia. She also served as a Board Member of the National Employment Services Association.

She is currently Chair of The Australian Racing Drivers Club, powering Sydney Motorsport Park, Board member of Hydrogen House Australia, State Councillor for Business NSW, and Global Advisory Panel Member for the Institute on Science for Global Policy (ISGP) – Hydrogen workforce development planning.