Meet the Expert Panel

The Quality Initial Teacher Education Review is being conducted by an Expert Panel chaired by Ms Lisa Paul AO PSM.

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Lisa Paul AO PSM (Chair)

Lisa Paul AO PSM served as the Secretary of the Australian Government Department of Education from 2004 until 2016. In December 2016, Ms Paul was appointed a member of the Australian Government's Naval Shipbuilding Advisory Board and has been the Chair of Headspace since 2018. In 2003, Ms Paul was awarded a Public Service Medal for her work as Chair of the Commonwealth Bali Interagency Taskforce following the 2002 Bali bombings and was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2011 for distinguished service to public sector leadership.

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Bill Louden AM

Bill Louden AM is an Emeritus Professor of Education. Professor Louden has led a number of government reviews and inquiries including an investigation of high performing primary schools for the Western Australian Government and two reviews of the NAPLAN assessment program. Professor Louden has served as chair and board member of state and national statutory authorities responsible for curriculum, assessment and professional standards, and is also chair of the Kimberley Schools Project, a multi-sector school improvement initiative.

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Malcolm Elliott

Malcolm Elliott is the current President of the Australian Primary Principals Association and has served on the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) Board since 2020. Mr Elliott also served as president of the Tasmanian Principals Association from 2015 to 2018. Mr Elliott has a distinguished 40-year teaching career from Kindergarten to Year 10 in both rural and urban schools. Mr Elliott has been the principal of two high schools and was Coordinating Principal in the Glenorchy Cluster of Schools in Tasmania (10 primary and three high schools).

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Derek Scott

Derek Scott is the current Principal of Haileybury College. Haileybury was 2018 Australian School of the Year and is the largest independent school in Australia with more than 4500 students across four campuses in Melbourne, as well as campuses in Darwin and China. Mr Scott has worked on curriculum development for the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority and is a current member of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) Board. Mr Scott was named the Australian School Principal of the Year and School Principal of the Year – Non-government at the 2019 Australian Education Awards.