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A4L Board of Directors

  Dave Burns
Queensland Department of Education & Training
Steve Curtis
  George Gatsis
Follett School Solutions
  Simon Maizels
NSW Department of Education
  Stuart McGrigor
Ministry of Education, NZ
Ben Silberglitt
  Steve Smith
Cambridge Public Schools


The A4L Board of Directors also includes:

  • Director Emeritus: Tim Magner
  • Director Emeritus: Patrick Plant


Australian (AU) Community

AU A4L Community members elect officials every year for terms on the AU Management Board, as well as the AU Technical Board.  Elected AU Management Board members serve a two-year term.  Elected AU Technical Board Members each serve a one year term.


AU Management Board

  AU Technical Board

Dave Burns (Chair), Queensland Department of Education & Training

Michael Haigh, National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC)

Paul Queeney, Association of Independent Schools NSW

Nimit Rawal, Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA)

Barry Wallett, Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA)

Blake Garrett, School Bytes

Grant Grosser, Education Horizons Group 


ACT Education Directorate:  Greg Shuhardt, Bill Williamson

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA): Rajesh Kandpal,Navneet Kumar

Australian Government Department of Education, Skills & Employment (DESE): Dennis Beissner, Tony Davison, John Koulouris

Catholic Education Office - Melbourne: Chandika Gunawardana

Department of Education - WA: Michael Cheung, Anthony Yip

Department of Education & Childrens Services, SA: Sharon Rowett, Raj Srivastva

Department of Education & Training (VIC): Robert Clissold, Mark van Raalte, Damian Vujicic

Department of Education & Training (Queensland): Martin Banks, David Franzmann

Department of Education (Northern Territory Government): Tim Egan

Department of Education, Tasmania: Stephen Brain, Trevor Hill

Education Services Australia (ESA): Ben Chadwick, Andrej Hribernik, Stuart Mitchell

Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA): Maurice Cummins, Ian Quartermaine

NSW Department of Education: Gonzalo Chasling, Nilani Eugnan, Sandra Scenna

Vendor Members:

Miles Carrick, Instructure
James Hamilton, Sentral Education
Joerg Huber, Systemic Pty Ltd
David Jones, Sempahore Consulting
Sangeetha Mohan, Civica
James Overell, Education Horizons Group
Liam Pearce, Timetabling Solutions
Mark Vanderkley, SIMON Schools


North American (NA) Community

NA A4L Community members elect officials every year for terms on the NA Management Board of Directors.  The NA Technical Board is comprised of the Lead of each Working Group and Task Force, as well as up to four At-Large members, elected by the membership.  The NA Technical Board Members each serve a one year term.


NA Management Board

  NA Technical Board

Andrea Bennett, CITE

Peter Drescher, Vermont Agency of Education

Michelle Elia, CPSI, Ltd.

George Gatsis, Follett School Solutions

Jessica Kallin, Utah State Board of Education

Jim McGlynn, Public Consulting Group

Allen Miedema, Northshore School District

Mike Nutter, Vinson Consulting

Jay Pennington, Iowa Department of Education

Ben Silberglitt, CedarLabs


Alex Jackl, Bardic Systems

Danielle Norton, Massachusetts Executive Office of Education

Roger Petersen, Iowa Department of Education

TQ White II, cmERDC


NA Management Board also includes:

  • US Department of Education Liaison: Ross Santy, NCES
  • Emeritus: Patrick Plant, Patrick Plant & Associates
  • SDPC Management Board Representative: Steve Smith, Cambridge Public Schools



United Kingdom (UK) Community

A4L Community Members elect officials every year for a two-year term on the UK Management Board, and for a one-year term on the UK Technical Board. The UK Technical Board is comprised of up to six members elected by the membership (one year term), the Chair of each Functional Group and/or Task Force, and up to four Appointed Representatives (non-voting).


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