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AEF Advisory Board

About AEF

AEF Advisory Board

The AEF Advisory Board provides insight and advice to support AEF's strategies and programs.

Jim Waterson
Dr Jim Watterston (Chair)

Dean of Education
The University of Melbourne

Penny Burtt_AEF Board_2018
Penny Burtt (Deputy Chair) 

Group CEO
Asialink, The University of Melbourne

Joel Backwell

Joel Backwell
Executive Director
International Education Division, Early Childhood and School Education Group
Department of Education and Training, VIC

Cheryl Best

Cheryl Best
Executive Director
Learning and Business Systems
Department of Education and Communities, NSW

Darryl Buchanan
Darryl Buchanan

Head of Services: Teaching, Learning and Program Implementation
Association of Independent Schools NSW
representing Independent Schools Council of Australia

James Burrows 2019
James Burrows 

Manager, Government Education and Training International
Department of Education, TAS

Susan Cameron 2019
Susan Cameron

Executive Director 
Department of Education and Child Development, SA

Malcom Elliot

Malcolm Elliott
Australian Primary Principals Association

Lindsy Hale 

Executive Director, Statewide Services
Department of Education, WA


Eveline Jona
Victorian Parents Council
representing Australian Parents Council

Alex Kostogriz Compressed

Professor Alex Kostogriz
Representing Australian Council of Deans of Education

Debra Liddiard-Taruminggi
Director International Education and Non-government Schools
Department of Education, NT

Anne McLaren

Professor Anne McLaren
Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne
representing Asian Studies Association of Australia

Kate McMahon
Director Learning and Teaching 
Education Directorate, ACT

John Mula

John Mula
Executive Director
Catholic Education, TAS
representing National Catholic Education Commission

Robyn Rosengrave

Robyn Rosengrave
‎Executive Director, Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
Department of Education, Training and Employment QLD

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