Board membership

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. 


ACARA Board members

  • Ms Belinda Robinson FAICD, Chair
  • Mr Norm Hart, Deputy Chair 
    immediate past president, Australian Primary Principals Association (retired)
  • Mr Allan Blagaich
    Executive Director, School Curriculum and Standards Authority, WA Department of Education and Training
  • Ms Susan Bowden,
    Executive Director, Education Policy and Programs, NT Department of Education
  • Ms Susan Cameron
    Executive Director, Learning Improvement, SA Department of Education and Child Development
  • Mr David de Carvalho, 
    Chief Executive Officer, NSW Education Standards Authority     
  • Ms Deb Efthymiades, 
    Deputy Director-General, Education Strategy Division, ACT Education Directorate
  • Ms Valerie Gould, 
    Executive Director, WA Association of Independent Schools
  • Mr Michael Hewitson AM, 
    retired foundation principal of Trinity College, Gawler, now Deputy Mayor, Unley (SA) and author
  • Dr Neil McGoran,
    Director of Catholic Education, SA (CESA)
  • Dr David Howes
    Chief Executive Officer of the Vic. Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)

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