John Maddock

CEO of the Box Hill Institute, prominent Australian basketballer, Olympian and sports administrator

John Maddock (Grad. Dip. Bus; Grad. Dip. Ed; FAICD; FAITD; MASTD) has enjoyed a very diverse life since leaving CHS in 1969. At CHS, he led the basketball team and was Head Prefect.

John’s initial career began with Arthur Anderson, working in their small business management and business consulting areas, then he spent four years teaching at Glenroy Technical School. John held a variety of management roles at Barton Institute of TAFE for ten years, then was Deputy Director at Box Hill Institute from 1990 to 1995, before becoming Director at the Gordon from 1996 to 1999. He then returned to Box Hill as the CEO, where he continues to hold this position. On 1st January 2012 Box Hill Institute merged with the Centre for Adult Education, situated in Melbourne’s CBD and John has also become the CEO of this organisation.

John Maddock’s professional life is distinguished. He has not been involved in many leadership roles but has also led a large number of Statewide Vocational Education and Training (VET) or government initiatives in Victoria and Australia, either through invitation or as Victorian TAFE Association’s representative, including: most recently, member of the Victorian Curriculum & Assessment Authority (and its predecessor, the Victorian Board of Studies); Deputy Chair Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) and member of its Management Committee; Member of the Board of Trustees for VTAC; member of the State Government ICT Task Force advising Ministers Brumby and Kosky on future ICT directions in Victoria; member of the State Government’s Ministerial Advisory Committee on ‘Seamless Education’; past member of the Ministry of Education’s VET in Schools’ Advisory Group; Chair, Statewide Management Information System Steering Committee.

Alongside his professional life, John had a prominent career in basketball, playing with the Melbourne Tigers from 1965 to 1980 in state and national championships at both junior and senior level. During that period, he was also selected to represent Australia at the National Titles at the international level and was a regular member of the Australian squad during the 1970s. John competed at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, and 1974 and 1978 World Championships, as well as making several tours throughout the US, China and Europe.

John has a strong community involvement in sports administration, holding positions including: President and Chairman of Basketball Australia; Australia’s delegate to the FIBA, the world governing body for the sport of basketball; member of FIBA’s International Competition Commission; Australia’s representative on the FIBA Oceania Basketball Federation Management Committee; delegate on the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC); past board member of the Melbourne Tigers Basketball Club; awarded Life Membership of the Victorian Basketball Association. In 2013 John became a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to vocational education and training and to the sport of Basketball.

John’s philosophy is a commitment to ensuring that all learners have access to a suite of academically vigorous and high quality programs, aimed at preparing students for effective participation in the global economy – and to participate as highly educated and skilled people within Australia’s workforce.

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