ABOUT US

Governance

Education Services Australia (ESA) is a ministerial company established by the Education Council. The company membership comprises all Australian Ministers with responsibility for education.

The Board

ESA is governed by a board of directors led by an independent chairperson, and comprising both representational and independent expert members. The current Board membership is:

Diane Joseph — Board Chair


Ms Sharyn O'Neill — Australian Education Senior Officials Committee (AESOC) nominee

Sharyn O'Neill

Sharyn O’Neill is Director General, Department of Education, Western Australia. She is responsible for providing quality education for all Western Australians who choose public schooling.

Mr Malcolm Wells — Independent expert

Malcolm Wells

Malcolm Wells is a former Deputy Secretary in the Tasmanian Department of Education, with responsibility for further education and training. Prior to this he was General Manager responsible for public education in the state’s north-west. He has extensive experience in the school sector and more recently in vocational education and training. Malcolm is a member of the Teachers Registration Board of Tasmania.

Dr Gabrielle Phillips — Australian Government nominee

Gabrielle Phillips

Gabrielle Phillips is the Branch Manager of the National Data Reform Branch, Schools and Youth Cluster, Australian Department of Education and Training. Gabrielle responsibilities have included providing strategic policy advice and leading programmes on improving national data and evidence. Previously Gabrielle has held roles in the Commonwealth in Child Care, Early Childhood Education and Family policy.

Kathe Kirby


Anne-Marie Lansdown


Mark Lamont


John Mula


Prof. Andrew Vann


Sergio Spadavecchia


Andrew Smith — CEO

Andrew Smith