Lisa Rodgers was appointed CEO of AITSL in October 2016, following an extensive national and international search.
With an impressive 15+ year track record as a senior executive in education and policy, Lisa is known for the work she led in the transformation of the New Zealand education system. As a Deputy Secretary across research and policy portfolios, she enabled results and change for students through using evidence-driven insights. The work she undertook spanned strategic policy, curriculum design and assessment and resource allocation from the system to the school level to make a difference to student progress and achievement.
As AITSL CEO, Lisa works with federal and state government educational leaders, and directly with education professionals across the country. She seeks to understand and identify what makes a difference in student achievement, and to develop solutions that assist every learner, every teacher, and every school towards this goal. Since starting in the role, Lisa has become an emerging leader in Australian education.
Before joining AITSL, Lisa held several significant posts at the Ministry of Education in NZ, and has a background in strategic policy, research and insights analysis with the Ministry of Justice and the University of Wales, and served in the British Army.