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VETASSESS appoints Dr Mamta Chauhan as Interim Executive Director

Dr Mamta Chauhan will become Interim Executive Director of VETASSESS on July 1, following the retirement of Rob Thomason. 

Dr Mamta Chauhan

Dr Chauhan joined VETASSESS in 2009 and is currently Group Manager, Skills Recognition General Occupations, where she leads the assessment team for professional and other non-trade occupations, which assesses more than 360 occupations. 

She is also responsible for VETASSESS’ international operations, including offices in China, India, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. 

She is actively involved in leading VETASSESS’ collaboration with stakeholders in India to jointly develop a plan to enable skilled workers from India to travel to Australia to fill labour shortages. 

Rob Thomason will leave VETASSESS on June 28 and move to the role of Executive Advisor to Bendigo Kangan Institute (BKI), the parent company of VETASSESS.  Mr Thomason will continue to have involvement in VETASSESS projects, BKI’s international strategy and BKI projects. 

“VETASSESS and the BKI Group have strong ties with educational and skills assessment organisations abroad, particularly in India and China, and I look forward to building on the group’s international capability, and in continuing the development of an industry voice for skilled migration,” he said. 

Dr Chauhan earned her PhD at Panjab University in Chandigarh, India and migrated to Australia in 2007.  

She said she looks forward to navigating VETASSESS through the evolving migration policy landscape.  

“I am excited to lead VETASSESS and eWorks during a phase of significant business transformation and looking forward to working with the great teams at VETASSESS/eWorks as we navigate the constantly evolving space of skilled migration, life-long learning and skills development.” 

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For more than 25 years VETASSESS has provided tailored, independent assessment services to governments, education sectors and industries globally.
We have pioneered assessment services to recognise and verify individuals’ qualifications, skills and experience for migration purposes against the requirements of 360 professional and 27 trade occupations.

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