Mr Vines has had an extensive career in strategic and executive management within Australia and internationally. The focus of his work has been on labour relations, organization and workplace change, governance, and human resource management.
Mr Vines was appointed as Deputy Director-General of the ILO in 2012 and prior to this he was Minister (Labour) with the Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations and President of the Governing Body of the ILO in Geneva. He was also spokesperson for the 42 ILO member States from the Asia and Pacific region and represented Australia at the G20, and other multi-lateral forums on labour and employment issues.
Mr Vines has also held senior executive appointments with Australian and Timor Leste Governments, and leadership positions with Australian trade unions. Through his international work he has engaged extensively with foreign governments, employer and union representatives, and a wide range of multilateral and international organizations.
Mr Vines is admitted to practice as a lawyer and has studied law, management and labour relations in Australia and the USA.
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