Mr Robert Nairn was appointed to the AITSL Board on 1 January 2015, and reappointed on 2 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.