Rob Nairn was first appointed as a Director on 1 January 2015 and was reappointed on 14 June 2018.

Rob is the Executive Director of the Australian Secondary Principals Association and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Edith Cowan University. 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 that high-quality secondary education is provided to every young person no matter what 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.