About Us

Chris Wardlaw


Deputy Chair

Mr Christopher Wardlaw was appointed to the AITSL Board and as Deputy Chair of the Board on 2 May 2016.

Mr Wardlaw is currently Chair of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. Prior to this, Chris held a Deputy Secretary position in education in Hong Kong and Victoria. Chris has extensive experience on matters relating to curriculum, assessment and quality assurance for pre-primary, basic education and senior secondary education. Chris was awarded the Public Service Medal (PSM) in the 2013 Queen’s Birthday Honours list and was made a Fellow of Monash University in 2013.

In a parallel sporting career, Chris was Head Coach of the Australian Athletics Team at the Sydney Olympic Games; an Olympian in 1976 and 1980 in the 10 000m and marathon events; and coach of marathoners Steve Moneghetti and Kerryn McCann and distance runner Craig Mottram. He was awarded the Australian Sports Medal in 2000. Chris recently took up a Director role on the Board of Athletics Australia.