Mr Robert Nairn was appointed to the AITSL Board on 1 January 2015, and reappointed on 14 June 2018.

Mr Robert Nairn is the former Executive Director of the Australian Secondary Principals Association and an adjunct Associate Professor at Edith Cowan University, where he is also a Director of the Education Research Advisory Board. He has extensive experience in metropolitan and regional senior high schools in Western Australia, particularly in low socio-economic areas, and is passionate about ensuring high-quality secondary education is provided to every young person, no matter their geographic, social or personal circumstances.

In addition to his role as a director of AITSL, Rob is a director of the Principals Australia Institute, executive member of the International Confederation of Principals and member of beyondblue National Education Initiative Council. In 2017, Rob was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to research leadership development.