Mr Tony Cook commenced as a Director on 2 June 2015.

Tony Cook is the Associate Secretary for Schools and Youth for the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

Tony has held several senior executive education positions, including Deputy Secretary, Office for Children and Portfolio Coordination and General Manager, Student Learning in the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

With a Bachelor of Education degree with a major in early childhood education from the Queensland University of Technology, Tony is a registered primary school teacher who has worked as a deputy principal and teacher.

In October 2013, Tony was made an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders and in January 2014 he was awarded a Public Service Medal for driving schools policy and funding reform in Australia.