Aaron Devine


Aaron Devine is a leading education executive, with over 20 years as a senior leader of some of Australia’s largest and most innovative educational providers. Aaron is committed to supporting students achieving their goals and in seeking to ensure all students have access to quality education irrespective of social, emotional or financial barriers.

Aaron is a respected Educational consultant working in tertiary and school education. Until October 2016, Aaron led TAFE Queensland Brisbane in the role of General Manager. Aaron was also the Chief Executive Officer for the Gold Coast Institute of TAFE, and Pro Vice Chancellor at Charles Darwin University. He worked as a Solicitor in Victoria where he practiced in Commercial Law, Civil Litigation and Employment Law. Aaron served as a Senior Adviser to the former Premier of Tasmania, the Hon Jim Bacon AC and Senior Policy Adviser to the Paul Wriedt MHA when he was the Tasmanian Minister for Vocational Education and Training.

Board of Directors

Fortunately, Arcadia College has an exceptional board in leading the vision of the organisation by developing a sustainable long-term growth strategy to help disadvantaged youth re-engage in education.

Trina Hockley


Trina is a well-respected business owner of the L & M Group of Companies and an experienced, qualified non- executive director with a background in training, education, sport, employment, retail and governance (BHMS, GMQ,FAICD JP (Qual)).

Trina’s business interests are located on both the Gold and Sunshine Coasts and Wollongong. Highly sought after for both her business and governance acumen, she is on the board of TAFE Qld, is the past Chair and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Gold Coast committee. She is also Chair of Ohana for Youth and the Spot Academy; Trina sits on the board of The Gold Coast Sporting Hall of Fame and Sports Gold Coast. Trina co-founded Women in Power to mentor other women and is a member of the Qld Government’s Mentoring for Growth.

Trina’s volunteering has seen accolades as an Outstanding Volunteer to the Indigenous Community and has received a 20 year Leadership Award from the City of Gold Coast. She is an avid advocate for youth education and development and Gold Coast sport and business.

Susan Sing

Deputy Chair

Susan is a qualified lawyer and Associate Director with Korda Mentha. Susan is a Director of Korda Mentha and a specialist property lawyer. Susan specialises in asset and transaction management. As Deputy Chair she had provided assistance with property related matters.

Amanda Johnson


Amanda is a CPA, fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants and a member of the Australian Institute of Management. Amanda is also the Treasurer of RADFLY a not for profit organisation with the vision to raise money and awareness for young people at-risk on the Gold Coast and a strong partner of Ohana For Youth and Arcadia College. Amanda has been providing taxation and business advice to small to medium businesses and high net worth individuals for over 29 years.

Airlie Maclachlan

Board Member

Airlie has been in management leadership roles in the private, public, philanthropic and not-for-profit sectors for over 25 years.

Across her career, Airlie has worked for some well-known Australian organisations including Clayton Utz, Minter Ellison, Outward Bound, the Grains Research and Development Corporation, Kowalski Recruitment and Hynes Lawyers.

Airlie is currently a Director of HOTA, Australian Certified Organic (ACO), Arcadia College, Storyfest and the Thyne Reid Foundation. She has an MBA and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Further details on Airlie can be found on her LinkedIn profile.

Carol Baker

Board Member

Carol is an experienced Careers Counsellor and teacher, with membership to the Queensland College of Teachers and the Career Development Association of Australia. She currently works as the Careers Consultant and VET coordinator at St Hilda’s School.

Carol is passionate about helping young people develop confidence through discovering their strengths and understanding the pathways available to them.

Her association with Arcadia (previously SCISCO) has been since inception and small beginnings in 1996.

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