Mr Stephen Gniel will join ACARA as its acting Chief Executive Officer from Monday 20 November 2023, following the recent resignation of Mr David de Carvalho.
Mr Gniel has been seconded into the role from Victoria where he is the Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. He has also served as a member of the ACARA Board.
ACARA will start the search for an ongoing CEO in the new year, and Stephen’s secondment into the role extends until that process is complete and a new appointment commences.
The secondment to the ACARA CEO role follows the unanimous approval of the ACARA Board, and in consultation with the Australian Education Minister and the Australian Prime Minister.