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N Q D A T E

D1 11 January 1980

' ' - EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE

' SUNDAY 13 JANUARY 19i

NEW PRINCIPAL FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAINING " - '

INSTITUTE

Mr L.R. (Bob) Heron, who is currently Director of Planning at the Darwin Community College, has been appointed Principal of the International Training Institute, Mosman, Sydney. '

' The institute -is operated by the Australian "

Development Assistance Bureau of the Department of Foreign . Affairs ap part of Australia’s overseas aid program» It provides a wide range of vocationally oriented training courses for middle level managers and administrators from developing countries. It .is expected to run 20 courses' during

1980, each of "about three months duration, which will be attended by about 300 officers of the governments of countries in the South Pacific, South-East Asia, Africa and the Indian sub-continent. . ·

Mr Heron, who will take up his appointment next month, holds Bachelors degrees in Commerce and Education from the University of Melbourne and a Master's degree in Science from London University's School of Economics1 and Political

Science.

, i Mr Heron has wide experience in the planning and

administration of educational, institutions and in training people from developing countries. He has held lecturing posts at the State College of Victoria and at the PNG University of Technology where he also served for two years

ds Reader and Deputy Dean. His active involvement in the 'Economic Society of Australia and New Zealand, the Industrial Relations Society of Australia, the International Industrial Relations Society and Australian Institute of Management is

relevant to fields of particular interest of the International Training Institute. ·

Mr Heron1s appointment follows a review of the operations and administration of the International Training Institute and of other areas of the Australian Development Assistance Bureau associated with the provision of training

assistance under Australia's aid program. The appointment underscores the importance of the International Training Institute as a key instrument in enabling Australia to "meet priority training" needs of developing countries.