Christopher Wardlaw was appointed to the AITSL Board as Deputy Chair on 2 May 2016.  

Mr Christopher Wardlaw PSM is currently the chair of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. With an early career as a teaching fellow, Chris has gained extensive experience relating to curriculum, assessment and quality assurance for pre-primary, basic and senior secondary education. Chris also has vast experience in the government and education sectors as a result of working in senior leadership roles in Australia and Hong Kong.

Chris was awarded the Public Service Medal in the 2013 Queen’s Birthday Honours and was made a fellow of Monash University in 2013.

During a parallel sporting career, Chris is an Olympian who represented Australia in long-distance running in 1976 and 1980. He was also head coach of the Australian track and field team at the Sydney Olympics Games in 2000 and has coached a range of elite distance runners. In 2000, Chris was awarded the Australian Sports Medal. He joined the Board of Athletics Australia in 2016.