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

Chris 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. He also has vast experience in the government and education sectors as a result of working in senior leadership roles in both Australia and Hong Kong.

Chris was awarded the Public Service Medal (PSM) in 2013 Queen’s Birthday Honours list and was made a Fellow of Monash University in 2013.

During a parallel sporting career, Chris is an Australian long-distance runner and former Olympian representing Australia 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 and joined the Board of Athletics Australia in 2016.