Laureate Professor John Hattie was appointed Chair of the AITSL Board on 1 July 2014. Professor Hattie is currently serving his third term as the AITSL Board Chair following his reappointment on 24 June 2020.

John is Laureate Professor, Director of the Melbourne Educational Research Institute, and Deputy Dean at the University of Melbourne. His areas of interest are measurement models and their applications to educational problems, and models of teaching and learning. He is past-President of the International Test Commission, and associate editor of British Journal of Educational Psychology and Nature: Science of Learning.

John’s awards include the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours, the Australian Council for Educational Leaders’ Gold Medal in 2011 for contributions to the study of educational administration and leadership and its Hedley Beare Award in 2010 for Writing in Education, and the University of Auckland’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2010. He is a Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders and the American Psychological Association.