Rob Randall 

Chief Executive Officer
Mr Robert Randall            

Robert Randall has been Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) since November 2012.

Robert brings significant experience and success in curriculum, assessment and reporting projects to this role. This experience has been gained at both state and national levels and has ranged from program design through to implementation.

He has worked at ACARA since 2009 and was previously Deputy CEO and General Manager, Curriculum, of ACARA. In the lead-up to the establishment of ACARA, Robert was General Manager of the Interim National Curriculum Board.

Robert began his career as a teacher of mathematics in Perth before holding a range of positions within and beyond schools in Western Australia. In 1996 Robert was appointed Director, Curriculum, with the NSW Board of Studies, and in 2001 took up the position of Director of Curriculum K–12 with the NSW Department of Education and Training.


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General Manager, Assessment and Reporting
Dr Stanley Rabinowitz

Dr Stanley Rabinowitz commenced his role as General Manager for Assessment and Reporting at the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) in July 2014. Some of his key responsibilities involve managing the national assessment programs (NAPLAN and NAP sample), national data reporting, including the My School website, and utilising his experience to launch NAPLAN online in Australia in 2017.

Dr Rabinowitz has joined ACARA after serving as Senior Program Director of WestEd’s Assessment & Standards Development Services (ASDS), a program of national scope with more than 100 staff throughout the USA. In that role, he served as Director of the national Center for Standards and Assessments Implementation (CSAI) and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Project Management Partner (PMP).

Dr Rabinowitz has consulted extensively on standards, assessment and school/educator accountability issues with researchers, policymakers and assessment staff at national, state and district levels in the USA. Through his involvement in more than a dozen state and national technical advisory committees and the role he served in the CSAI, Dr Rabinowitz is very familiar with the standards and assessment system challenges and constraints faced by states and districts. He also has experience in supporting states as they design and implement new standards, assessment and accountability systems.

Dr Rabinowitz was also a member of the Common Core State Standards national validation committee. Prior to joining WestEd, Dr Rabinowitz served as State Assessment Director for the New Jersey Department of Education.

Dr Rabinowitz received his PhD in Educational Psychology and Statistics from the State University of New York at Albany, New York, USA.


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Director, Curriculum
Dr Fiona Mueller

A teacher of English, French, German, Italian and history for over 20 years, Dr Fiona Mueller has been involved with schools in government and non-government sectors in Australia and overseas.

Fiona began in the profession as a high school teacher in Sydney, moving through a series of curriculum development and leadership roles to policy responsibilities at the NSW Board of Studies. Close work with schools and teachers inspired her to undertake doctoral research into the history and contemporary provision of single-sex public schooling in Australia.

Fiona’s interests include English literacy standards and the place of foreign languages in Australian education. Her background makes her particularly keen to ensure that the curriculum supports young learners’ transition through the various stages of schooling, providing effective ways of measuring their preparedness for tertiary study, the workplace and post-school life. Most recently, in addition to teaching undergraduates and postgraduates at the Australian National University, Fiona was Acting Head of ANU College, the pathway institution for international students.


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Director, Communications and Strategic Relations
Ms Ann-Maree Ashburn

Ann-Maree joined ACARA in July 2016 with over 20 years’ experience in government, communications and stakeholder relations.

Ann-Maree has worked at a senior level in government, including as a ministerial adviser, and held senior corporate affairs and communications roles in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors including at Oil States International, Insurance Australia Group, the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, and Hill and Knowlton.


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Director, Business Services
Ms Ainslee Scott

Ainslee Scott joined the Executive team of ACARA in January 2017 as the Director of Business Services. Ainslee has the responsibility for ACARA’s financial management, external reporting, project management and varied corporate service functions. Additionally, she provides strategic advice to the Chief Executive Officer and ACARA Board on business process improvements, including governance and risk management practices.

Prior to joining ACARA, Ainslee held a number of senior positions across both the public and private sectors, including NSW Treasury, TransGrid and Colonial First State. She has a strong and diverse background in accounting, strategic and corporate planning, project management, implementation and leading change.

Ainslee has an Executive Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Australian Graduate School of Management, is a certified practicing accountant (CPA) and a member of Women On Boards.