Selection Panel

Our selection panel includes some of Australia's most respected business, education and philanthropic leaders.

2019 Selection Panel
Malcolm Elliott
Malcolm Elliott is President of the Tasmanian Principals Association and President-elect of the Australian Primary Principals Association (2019/20). He is also a member of the National Council of the Australian Government Primary Principals Association; and a member of the Board of the Australian Secondary Principals Association. Malcolm has been a teacher for 40 years.
Anthony Mackay AM
Anthony Mackay is CEO of the Centre for Strategic Education. He is Chair of the Australian Council for Educational Research, Deputy Chancellor Swinburne University, Chair of the International Advisory Board for the National Institute for School Leadership, Washington DC, and Deputy Chair of New Zealand’s Education Council. He is an expert consultant to OECD and UNESCO, advisor to Asia Society’s Global Cities Education Network, a Board Director of the Innovation Unit UK, Board Director of High Resolves, Chair of The Song Room and Senior Fellow, Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Tony was the Inaugural Chair of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership and the Inaugural Deputy Chair of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority.
Lisa Paul AO PSM
Lisa Paul is a Board member of Navitas, Advanced Personnel Management (APM) and the Programmed Group. Her not-for-profit directorships include Australian Schools Plus, Social Ventures Australia, High Resolves, Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth, and the Australian American Education Leadership Foundation. Lisa was the former Secretary of the federal Department of Education and Training from 2004 to 2016. She is an Enterprise Professor at Melbourne University and a Councillor of Bond University. Lisa is also a member of the Commonwealth Government Naval Shipbuilding Advisory Board.
Lisa Rodgers
Lisa Rodgers is Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). Lisa was formerly the 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. Lisa held several different posts at the NZ Ministry of Education, including as the Deputy Secretary Evidence, Data and Knowledge and has a strong public sector background in strategic policy, research, insight, and analysis with the Ministry of Justice, the University of Wales, and the British Army.
Rosie Williams
Rosie Williams is a passionate philanthropist and, together with her husband John Grill AO, is one of Schools Plus’ Pioneers in Philanthropy who are supporting the Teaching Awards. Rosie trained as a nurse before embarking on a high-profile career in the fashion industry. She has a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in Philosophy and Psychology from UNSW.