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Directors

AITSL is governed by an independent Board of Directors appointed by the Minister for Education and Training. The Directors bring diverse professional expertise in educational practice, research and provision to the work of the Institute.

John Hattie

Professor John Hattie

Chair

Academic – Melbourne Graduate School of Education
The University of Melbourne
 
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Mr Christopher Wardlaw PSM
Deputy Chair

Chair
Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority

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Tania Aspland
 
Professor Tania Aspland
Director

Executive Dean - Faculty of Education and Arts
Australian Catholic University

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Jennifer Buckingham 

Dr Jennifer Buckingham 
Director

Research Manager and Research Fellow, Social Foundations Program
The Centre for Independent Studies

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Tony Cook
 
Mr Tony Cook PSM
Director

Associate Secretary - Schools and Youth
Australian Government, Department of Education and Training

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Stephen Elder

Mr Stephen Elder
Director

Executive Director 
Catholic Education Office Melbourne 
Victoria 

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Trevor Fletcher
 
Mr Trevor Fletcher
Director

Principal
Eastern Fleurieu School, SA

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 Jenny-Gale-94x131 
  
Ms Jenny Gale
Director

Secretary
Department of Education Tasmania

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Rob Nairn

Mr Rob Nairn
Director

Executive Director
Australian Secondary Principals Association (ASPA Ltd)
 
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Geoffrey Newcomb

Dr Geoffrey Newcombe
Director

Executive Director 
Association of Independent Schools of 
New South Wales Ltd (AISNSW) 
 
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Melanie Saba

Ms Melanie Saba
Director

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Victorian Institute of Teaching
 
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