Ms Beth Blackwood AM
Non-Executive Director

Ms Beth Blackwood was appointed to the AITSL Board on 17 June 2018 and reappointed for a second term effective from 31 September 2021.

Beth was CEO of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia from 2016 to 2022. Prior to this, she had a 30-year career in the education sector, as teacher, head, deputy principal, and principal of various schools throughout Australia.

Beth is committed to the education and equality of young women and has served previously as President and Executive Board member of the Alliance of All Girls’ Schools Australasia. She has been a member of many committees and working parties for the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia and is currently a Director of an independent school board.

Other areas of interest include the education of Indigenous students, international baccalaureate programs, positive psychology, technology as an educational tool, and women’s leadership.

In 2022, Beth received an Order of Australia award for services to education and youth.