Box Hill Institute Appoints New CEO

Box Hill Institute is pleased to announce Ms Vivienne King as its new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director for Box Hill Institute and Centre for Adult Education.  

Vivienne said, “It’s a pleasure to join Box Hill Institute at a time when so many renewal projects have occurred and many more are planned or underway.

“Our current and future students will greatly benefit from our professional suite of music studios featuring the largest studio in the southern hemisphere. Our cyber security centre, developed in close consultation with industry, is nearly ready to launch, and work is underway to commence the building of new nurse training facilities.

“It’s an exciting time for TAFEs as governments recognise the need for employees skilled in the activities required by industry. The practical training we provide – in diverse areas including trade, fashion, IT and management – means our graduates are ready to work alongside seasoned employees,” she said.

Vivienne is the former President of the British Columbia Rapid Transport Company (BCRTC) in Vancouver, Canada where she led the rail company’s three businesses, some operating 21 hours per day across three different transport lines. Vivienne set the company’s strategic and operational objectives, delivered over 380 million trips per annual and had overall accountability for the three businesses’ performance.

Prior to joining BCRTC, Vivienne was the inaugural CEO of the operator and maintainer of the light rail development on the Gold Coast for the joint venture of Keolis Downer. Keolis is the largest private sector French transport group and manages over 930km of tramline across the globe, including the world’s largest in Melbourne (250km of track).  

Vivienne joined KDR Gold Coast after leaving RailCorp in New South Wales where she held various key roles including Group General Manager, Strategy & Service Development and Chief Operating Officer responsible for capital investment portfolio of A$1.2 billion and operating budgets up to $1.2B.

Vivienne’s early career was in hospital administration before moving to tertiary education as Faculty Executive Manager of Western Sydney University, responsible for 30,000 students. Holding a number of qualifications at the Masters and postgraduate level in Commerce, Business Management, Employee Relations, Public Policy and Leadership, Vivienne also is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Vivienne replaces former BHI Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Mr Norman Gray AM, who joined the Institute in June 2014 and retired in June 2018.