Beth Blackwood was appointed to the AITSL Board on 14 June 2018.

Ms Beth Blackwood was appointed as the CEO of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia in 2016. Prior to then 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. Beth has been a member of many committees and working parties for the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia. She is currently a director of the Australian Council on Children and the Media.

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