Jon Black is the Managing Director of TAFE NSW, and previously the Director-General of the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.
He has a strong background in water management in Queensland as the former Chief Executive Officer of the Northern South East Queensland (SEQ) Distributor-Retailer Authority, UnityWater, and prior to that, the SEQ water and sewerage distribution business.
He has first-hand industry knowledge plus a wealth of leadership proficiency gained over a 25 year career with the Australian Army, He draws upon this experience to lead organisations to succeed.
His education history has provided him with qualifications from the University of New South Wales, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, The Royal Military College, Duntroon and the United States Marine Corps, Virginia, USA. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland.