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New Chief Executive at ACARA

Posted on 19 February 2019
New Chief Executive at ACARA

Above: David de Carvalho [left] at a recent meeting at Newman Technical College Port Maquarie hosted by the 2018 Principal Stephen Pares [right] 

CaSPA welcome the new CEO of ACARA, David de Carvalho who replaces Robert Randall effective March 4, 2019. Robert served in the role with distinction from 2012 until the present time, and the Board of CaSPA would like to thank him for his courtesy and generous contribution at many of our Board Meetings. At our May 2018 Meeting Robert shared with us the following:

"I depart with enormous pride at all the organisation has achieved, in collaboration with partners in the federation, to improve the learning of all young Australians" he said.

"I am not retiring, and will be interested in applying my skills and experience to new challenges."

De Carvalho is the former CEO of the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and once led the National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC). In his earlier career he worked as a teacher - including a posting at Xavier College, Melbourne.

De Carvalho's resume also features positions at the NSW Department of Family and Community Services and the Federal Department of Education, where he was head of higher education.

ACARA board chair, Belinda Robinson proviided this welcome for the new CEO:

"On behalf of the ACARA Board and staff, I congratulate David on his appointment and am delighted to welcome him as ACARA's new CEO. David has significant experience and expertise in education. He joins ACARA following his most recent position as Chief Executive of the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)," 

"In addition to his depth of knowledge of the education sector, David has also served on ACARA's Board since November 2017. I look forward to continue working with David and supporting his leadership of Australia's national curriculum, assessment and reporting authority to achieve ACARA's mission of improving the learning outcomes for all young Australians."





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