A Board comprising the elected President and Deputy President, and a representative from each State and Territory, governs the Australian Council of Deans of Education. From time to time the Board also co-opts additional members with special expertise to assist with particular projects.

  • Professor Simone White
    Professor Simone White Vice President

    Professor and Dean, School of Education, College of Design and Social Context, RMIT University

    T: (03) 9925 5828

  • Professor Barney Dalgarno
    Professor Barney Dalgarno TREASURER, ACT REPRESENTATIVE

    Executive Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Canberra
    T: (02) 6201 2323

  • Professor Michele Simons
    Professor Michele Simons President

    Dean, School of Education
    Western Sydney University
    T: (02) 4736 0322

State and Territory Representatives
  • Professor Shane Dawson
    Professor Shane Dawson South Australia

    Executive Dean: Education Futures
    University of South Australia

    T: (08) 8302 4003

  • Professor Ruth Wallace Northern Territory

    College Dean, Provost, College Indigenous Future Education Arts & Society, Charles Darwin University

    T: (08) 8946 6390

  • Professor Claire McLachlan Victoria

    Dean, School of Education,
    Federation University

    T: (02) 5327 6269

  • Professor Mary Ryan
    Professor Mary Ryan NSW

    Executive Dean, Faculty of Education & Arts, Australian Catholic University

    T: (02) 9465 9042

  • Professor Victoria Carrington Tasmania

    Dean, Faculty of Education
    University of Tasmania
    T: (03) 6324 3144

  • Professor Caroline Mansfield Western Australia

    Executive Dean, School of Education
    Edith Cowan University

    T: (08) 6304 0000

  • Professor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie Knowles
    Professor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie Knowles Queensland

    Executive Dean, Faculty of Education
    Southern Cross University
    T: (07) 5589 3130


Specialist Representatives
  • Professor Mark Rose
    Professor Mark Rose Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' representative

    Pro Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Strategy and Innovation Faculty of Arts and Education Deakin University

  • Professor Susan Ledger Specialist member NADPE

    Head of School of Education
    The University of Newcastle
    T: (02) 4921 2066

  • Professor Catherine Manathunga SPECIALIST MEMBER - CADRE

    Deputy Head of School, Professor of Education Research
    Co-Director of Indigenous and Transcultural Research Centre
    University of Sunshine Coast

    T: (07) 5459 4669

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