Mark Grant joined AITSL as CEO in April 2019, bringing a significant breadth and depth of operational experience as a teacher, principal and executive to the role. During a career dedicated to education, he has maintained a passion for quality teaching and school leadership, and the resulting benefits these bring to students in the classroom.

Prior to joining AITSL, Mark held the position of Executive Director, Leadership and High Performance at the Department of Education, NSW. Mark combines this executive experience with a background in schools as a teacher and leader. During his tenure as principal at three NSW schools, Mark drove improvement initiatives to benefit student growth and outcomes.

Most recently, Mark led complex, integrated strategic work, which has included school improvement measures; teacher quality, induction, professional development and leadership support for all school-based staff; and needs-based funding budgets to all schools. 

Mark has a deep commitment to making a broad and significant contribution to education, and to the lives of children and young people across the nation.