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

  • Mr Tim Bullard,  ‎
    Secretary, Tasmanian Department of Education
  • Ms Susan Cameron
    Executive Director, Learning Improvement, Department of Education and Child Development, South Australia
  • Dr David de Carvalho,
    Chief Executive, NSW Education Standards Authority     
  • Ms Deb Efthymiades,
    Deputy Director-General, Education Strategy Division, ACT Education Directorate
  • Ms Valerie Gould,
    Executive Director, Association of Independent Schools, Western Australia
  • Mr Michael Hewitson AM,
    retired foundation principal of Trinity College, Gawler, now Deputy Mayor, Unley (South Australia) and author
  • Ms Patrea Walton,
    Deputy Director-General, Queensland Department of Education and Training  

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