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O’Loughlin takes charge as McKenzie moves on

DECA CEO Amanda McKenzie has left her role following the merging of the group and the Wodonga Institute of TAFE

By Ruza Zivkusic-Aftasi | January 15, 2013

Driver Education Centre of Australia (DECA) CEO Amanda McKenzie has left her role following the merging of DECA and the Wodonga Institute of TAFE.
The merging occurred last October, which saw the opening of a new logistics centre in Wodonga.

Her leaving is believed to be sudden, with McKenzie’s last day at DECA being December 31.

Wodonga TAFE CEO Michael O’Loughlin, who has led the institute for four years, replaced McKenzie.

“Amanda has contributed fantastically to the DECA organisation but she’s decided to go on and seek new challenges,” Wodonga TAFE Marketing Manager Debbie Lane says.

She says the institute is still in the planning stages and is unable to confirm if any further changes will occur at DECA’s Altona North site in Melbourne.

“We’ll be looking at the whole of the business approach – looking at what Wodonga TAFE and what DECA offers and strategically how we go forward with that,” Lane adds.

“It opens up a new market for both and great opportunities for everyone involved in both organisations and industry.

“It’s going to be a whole of the organisation approach so we’re able to create efficiencies with our support department in areas such as business development, marketing ,HR and client services.”

The $16 million state-of-the-art driver facility was unveiled at the TAFE’s Logic campus on October 18.

It is expected to cater for up to 5,000 students each year, putting Wodonga on the map as a leader in driver and motor sports training.

The facility contains a driver training track for trucks, cars and motorbikes and features a truck storage area that doubles as a training venue for warehousing and crane operation.

ATN is awaiting a response from McKenzie.

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