Our Board

The ACARA Board was announced in May 2009 and held its first meeting on 21–22 May 2009. The ACARA Board has a Chair, Deputy Chair and 11 other members, representing the Australian Government and all education streams (independent, government and Catholic) across states and territories. 

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 ACARA Board members

Board member Appointment commencement   Appointment term ending 
 Ms Belinda Robinson FAICD 
 3 August 2018  3 August 2021
 Mr Norm Hart 
Deputy Chair, 
 immediate past president,
 Australian Primary Principals Association (retired)
 24 May 2018  24 May 2021
 Mr Allan Blagaich 
 Executive Director, School Curriculum and Standards Authority,
 WA Department of Education and Training
 22 May 2018  22 May 2021
 Ms Susan Cameron
Executive Director, Learning Improvement,
 SA Department of Education
 18 June 2017  18 June 2020
 Ms Valerie Gould 
 Executive Director,
 WA Association of Independent Schools
 7 July 2014  18 June 2020 
  Mr Michael Hewitson AM 
  retired foundation principal of Trinity College, Gawler,
  now Mayor, Unley (SA), and author
 7 July 2014  30 November 2020
  Dr David Howes 
  Deputy Secretary, Schools and Regional Services,
  Department of Education and Training, Victoria
 16 June 2015  3 August 2021 
  Mr Peter Kelly   
  Deputy Director-General, State Schools,  
  Department of Education, Queensland
 10 April 2019  10 April 2022
  Dr Sofia Kesidou

  Executive Director, Assessment Standards, 
  NSW Education Standards Authority

 24 November 2019  24 November 2022
  Mr Tony Luttrell
  Director, Strategic Data Management,
  Department of Education, Tasmania
 31 March 2019  31 March 2022
  Dr Neil McGoran 
  Director of Catholic Education,
 22 May 2018  22 May 2021 
  Ms Leanne Nixon
  Deputy Chief Executive,
  Education NT
 2 October 2019  2 October 2022

  Ms Meg Brighton
Acting Deputy Director-General, Policy and Cabinet 
  Division, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate,
  ACT Government

 5 March 2020  5 March 2023

 Board members may be reappointed.
 The maximum period of appointment cannot exceed six years.