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Vale Adrian Marron

Canberra Times    |      6 July 2015

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Canberra Institute of Technology’s former chief executive Adrian Marron died on 4 July after a long battle with leukaemia.

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Adrian Marron

ACT Education Minister Joy Burch described Mr Marron as a fierce advocate for CIT and “a true servant of the public good”.

Adrian understood the power for education to change lives for the better.  He understood well that to provide a person an education would make a difference.

She said his legacy will continue through the many students’ lives he influenced and through the institution, CIT, that he made so strong.

Mr Marron began work with CIT in May 2010, after serving as the managing director of TAFE SA’s Adelaide North institute.

Before establishing a career in the tertiary sector, Mr Marron worked as a music manager and promoter and on an oil rig in the North Sea for three years. He also worked at a brewery in PNG for four years before settling in Australia.

CIT chief executive Leanne Cover said he would be remembered for his passion for life and quirky sense of humour.

He worked tirelessly to improve the quality of vocational education and training in Canberra and Australia.  During his five years leading CIT, Adrian ably guided CIT through significant changes in the vocational education and training environment, while making sure he was always personally available to CIT staff and students who wanted to discuss an idea or issue.

 

Mr Marron was a fellow of the Australian College of Educators, a board member of the TAFE Directors Association, and a fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.

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