Lisa Rodgers was appointed CEO of AITSL in October 2016, following an extensive national and international search.
Since commencing in the role Lisa has become an emerging leader and voice in Australian education, refocussing the conversation towards the importance of quality education, esteeming the profession and prioritising proven teaching strategies that impact student learning in the classroom.
Lisa has met with Education Ministers, system and sector leaders and teachers and school leaders across Australia to gain a stronger understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the education community and is working closely with stakeholders to improve student learning.
Before joining AITSL Lisa was Deputy Secretary, Early Learning and Student Achievement in the New Zealand Ministry of Education, with responsibility for raising achievement and improving system effectiveness with school leaders across education and the wider social sector.
Prior to this, Lisa was the Deputy Secretary Evidence, Data and Knowledge, using research and analysis to identify where effort and resources can best help lift student achievement. Lisa has held several other significant posts at the Ministry and a background in strategic policy, research and insights analysis with the Ministry of Justice, the University of Wales and the British Army.