Our Board

Our Board

Board and Executives

Riverina Community College Ltd is a community business and the organisation is governed by a skills based Board.

The Board utilise a Governance System to set strategic directions, ensure equitable resourcing of the organisation and that contract deliverables are met. The Board is supported by a number of committees who provide advice on budget, financial strategy, performance, audit, risk management and compliance.

Andrew Abel

Andrew is a fully qualified accountant and adviser, having worked in commerce for more than 20 years. During his career he has worked as a commercial accountant for a number of large blue-chip multinationals and Australian operations. In 2001 Andrew joined Central West Community College (VERTO) as the Senior Finance Executive.

Drawing on his commercial experience, Andrew runs his own consultancy business, working with professional advice firms towards sustainable practice growth. In addition to his role on the VERTO Board, Andrews holds a number of other directorships. Andrew has both a Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Commerce, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants.

Andrew joined the VERTO Board in 2013 and is currently the President of the Board of Directors.

Larry Anderson

Larry has extensive management and business experience with tertiary qualifications in training, engineering, and human resources as well as business and financial management.
Larry is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has over 25 years Board experience covering a wide range of businesses.

Larry has been a member of the Board of VERTO since 2002. He was elected Secretary in 2005, Treasurer in 2007 and Chairman in 2013.

David Pennells

David Pennells has a long and successful business background, being the principal/owner of Inland Building and Construction which employs a workforce of 20 permanent staff.
Prior to this he was the licensee/owner of LJ Hooker, Bathurst for approximately four years. David is community minded, having 35 plus years with Fire and Rescue NSW and has been serving as Deputy Captain for 12 years. He is a past member of Rotary and a past Board member of ASBA.

David is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has been a member of the VERTO Board of Directors since 2013.