AISWA Governance

AISWA is governed by a board which is representative of the membership of the association. In addition, there are two advisory committees; the Legal and Governance Committee and the Education Policy Committee.

Each member school is represented by the principal and a nominated member of the governing body. The membership meets once each year at the Annual General Meeting and at any additional extraordinary meetings which may be called to consider resolutions that require a vote to be taken. Each member school has one vote. 

Read our Constitution.

Board Composition

The board of AISWA consists of up to 12 members with the following designated positions: the Chair, the Chair of the Legal and Governance Committee (a governing body member), the Chair of the Education and Policy Committee (a Principal), the Representative to the ISCA Board. In addition, at the Annual General Meeting, up to three Principals and three Governing Body representatives may be elected to the Board of AISWA. The Executive Director is an ex-officio member of the Board.

Members of the Board of AISWA

Chair of the Board of AISWA
Name School
Dr Alec O'Connell Scotch College
Board Members
Name School
Ms Rebecca Cody Methodist Ladies' College
Mr Ian Curlewis St Mary’s Anglican Girls' School
*Co-opted Member
Ms Anne Ford John Wollaston Anglican Community School
Ms Jennifer Handz Guildford Grammar School
Mr Mihael McCoy The King's College
Mr Mike Smith Quinns Baptist College
Mr David Stevens Alta-1 College
Mr David Timmins

Hale School
*Co-opted Member

Legal and Governance Committee

Chair of the Legal and Governance Consultative Committee
Name School
Vacant Position  

The Chair of the Committee is a member of a governing body of an AISWA member school. In addition, there are six elected members three of whom are governors. The Executive Director is an ex-officio member. The six elected members serve for a period of three years.

The role of the Legal and Governance Committee is to:

  • Address the impact of legislation on the operation of schools.
  • Address matters relating to school governance.
  • Address legal issues confronting school governing bodies.
  • Monitor industrial matters and provide advice to the Board of AISWA and to governing bodies of schools.

Education Policy Committee

Chair of the Education Policy Consultative Committee
Name School
Ms Rebecca Cody Methodist Ladies' College

The Chair of the committee is a Principal of an AISWA member school. In addition, there are six elected members who are educators and the AISWA representative on the Curriculum Council (who is nominated by the Board of AISWA and recommended to the Minister for Education for appointment). The Executive Director or nominee is a member ex-officio.

The role of the Education Policy Committee is to:

  • Provide advice to the Board of AISWA on appropriate responses to education policy decisions made by State and Federal Ministers.
  • Provide advice to member schools on the impact of educational decisions made by the Federal Minister for Education and by State Ministers.