Committee Members

The Springfield Regional Jobs Committee is dedicated to addressing local skilling and workforce needs. This dynamic group partners with local businesses and organisations to help employers fill vacancies with job seekers who are ready and eager to achieve their career goals. By fostering strong local partnerships, the committee plays a vital role in building a skilled and adaptable workforce, ensuring that the region thrives economically and socially. Their efforts are focused on creating sustainable employment opportunities and enhancing the overall prosperity of the Springfield community.

Rees Banks

Regional Development Australia Ipswich & West Moreton Inc.


Dr Richard Eden

Springfield City Group

Sarah Prest

Department of State Development and Infrastructure

Neil Coupland

Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce

Rouz Fard

Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Queensland

Tom Rowe

TAFE Queensland South West

Jo Andrews

Springfield Central State High School

Dan Heenan

Ipswich City Council

Sarah-Jane Gourley

Queensland Government Department of Education

Paul Clarkson


Alfio Balsamo


Glen Watson

Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Become A Committee Member

Joining the Springfield Regional Jobs Committee is a unique opportunity to make a meaningful impact on our community’s economic and social prosperity. As a committee member, you will collaborate with local businesses, educational institutions, and jobseekers to address workforce challenges and create innovative solutions. Your dedication and expertise will help shape the future of Springfield by ensuring that our workforce is skilled, adaptable, and ready to meet the demands of the local economy.

How to Apply

If you are passionate about making a positive impact in our community and have the time and energy to dedicate to this important cause, we invite you to apply to become a committee member. Please reach out with your credentials, including a resume and a brief statement of interest, to

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