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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

John Hattie

Chair

Academic – Melbourne Graduate School of Education
The University of Melbourne
 
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Tania Aspland

Tania Aspland
Director

Executive Dean - Faculty of Education and Arts
Australian Catholic University

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Jennifer Buckingham

Jennifer Buckingham
Director

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

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Tony Cook

Tony Cook
Director

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

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Stephen Elder

Stephen Elder
Director

Executive Director 
Catholic Education Office Melbourne 
Victoria 

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Trevor Fletcher

Trevor Fletcher
Director

Principal - Eastern Fleurieu School, SA

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Rob Nairn

Rob Nairn
Director

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

Geoffrey Newcombe
Director

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

Melanie Saba
Director

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Victorian Institute of Teaching
 
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