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The NE Tracks team.

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Tim Oliver

Chief Executive Officer

Responsible For: 

​Leading our team and developing sustainable partnerships that support improved education and transition to work outcomes for young people.


Tim joined NE Tracks LLEN in January 2023 with extensive experience in the corporate sector before holding consulting briefs and non-executive directorships in financial services, retail/wholesale and franchise businesses. Corporate roles included head of agribusiness in Vic/Tas for one of the major banks, and as a relationship/credit executive he gained broad exposure to most industry sectors including those that dominate in this region; health, agriculture, manufacturing, construction and education.


In northeast Victoria, Tim transferred his skills into the not for profit/community sector developing a broad network across the region, leading teams delivering programs that included support for youth engagement in schools, sporting clubs/leagues and other programs promoting social connection in the broader community.


Tim has a depth of experience in community sport as an administrator, player and coach of junior teams at domestic and representative level primarily in basketball along with stints in tennis and football. In 2022 he qualified as a pickleball coach and plays this emerging sport weekly in Wangaratta.

2023 Outlook:

Tim’s outlook for 2023 at NE Tracks LLEN - ‘With our new program coordinators now in place we will collaborate with school leaders and a broad range of community stakeholders to engage with local employers and deliver a wide selection of work placement opportunities supporting students to achieve maximum benefit for Work Experience, Supported Workplace Learning and School Based Apprenticeships. We will also present targeted events supporting student networking and interactions with local industry and employers.

Phone: 0419 592 030 - email:

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Annette Borradale

Program Coordinator - Benalla & Mansfield

Responsible For: 

Creating SWL opportunities for students in the Benalla & Mansfield regions

Coordinating events including Hands on Trades & Careers Day Winton.


Annette has joined the NE Tracks LLEN team in March 2023. Annette has a background in Disability Employment Services in performance & partnerships, case management and marketing. Annette has diplomas in Network Engineering and Employment Consulting.

Annette is passionate about creating opportunities that may give students a taste of what employment could look like post secondary. Annette has experience in recruiting and can give local students the opportunities to practice interview skills, create resumes and gain the experiences they are looking for.

2023 Goals

Annette's goal for 2023 is to be able to create as many local opportunities as possible for local students. Annette will be working closely with local employers and local networks to keep young people in Benalla and Manfield regions.

phone: 0473 677 463 | email:

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Mel Elliott

Program Coordinator - Wangaratta

Responsible For: 

Creating SWL opportunities for students in Wangaratta

Coordinating events including Food & Fibre careers day


Mel joined NE Tracks LLEN in March 2023. 

Mel has extensive experience in the Employment services sector and has worked with youth and those with a disability to assist in overcoming barriers preventing them from engaging in education, training and employment. Mel has worked closely with community organisations, education -training providers, schools, government agencies, local businesses and industry to secure funding, facilitate partnerships and create opportunities. Mel was part of a further unique recruitment role which was working with the ‘Girls of Steel.’ A program which assisted females to gain skills for an apprenticeship in non-traditional trades. The aim of this program was to foster opportunities and gender diversity in the local labour market.

2023 Goals

Mel is looking forward to building close relationships with the local schools and employers and creating future opportunities for our youth.

M: 0448 149 422 - E:

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