Marie Persson is a member of the NSW Skills Board and chairs its Industry Reference Group. Her experience spans government policy, education reform, organisational development and leadership. She's advised the Australian government, as well as the governments on China, India, Canada, South America and Germany, on international issues. Persson has held senior executive positions in the public sector for more than two decades. A longtime member of the Board of Skills Australia and the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency, Persson advised the government on current and future workforce skills. She has been named the NSW Telstra Business Woman of the Year and the Australian Telstra Community and Government Woman of the Year.