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

Chris Wardlaw is currently Chair of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. He has extensive experience on matters relating to curriculum, assessment and quality assurance for pre-primary, basic education and senior secondary education.

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

During a parallel sporting career, Chris was Head Coach of the Australian Athletics Team at the Sydney Olympic Games; an Olympian in 1976 and 1980 in the 10,000m and marathon, and coach of elite distance runners Steve Moneghetti, Kerryn McCann and Craig Mottram. He was awarded the Australian Sports Medal in 2000 and joined the Board of Athletics Australia in 2016.

Educators need to consider three interrelated dimensions; knowledge, high reliability and high performance. The complexity is obvious, but the impact school leaders, teachers and teacher educators can make to the learning and future lives of children and young people can be profoundly important.
Christopher Wardlaw AITSL Deputy Chair/Non-Executive Director