Mr Tony Cook PSM was appointed to the AITSL Board on 2 June 2015, and reappointed on 14 June 2018.
With a background in primary teaching, Mr Tony Cook PSM has worked as a teacher and a deputy principal in schools and preschools in Queensland and the United Kingdom. He has worked in several senior executive education positions, including in the Australian Public Service as the associate secretary for schools and youth within the Department of Education and Training and deputy secretary positions in the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet and the Victorian Department of Education and Training. In 2018, he was appointed Director-General of the Queensland Department of Education.
In 2013, Tony was made an honorary fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders and in 2014 he was awarded a Public Service Medal for driving schools policy and funding reform in Australia.