Mark Grant PSM

DipTeach, BEd, MStudEd, PCiL, MACE
Honorary Associate
03 9944 1200
+61 2 93512606
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The University of Sydney

Mark Grant PSM joined AITSL as CEO in April 2019, bringing a significant breadth and depth of operational experience as a teacher, principal, and executive to the role. During a career dedicated to education, he has maintained a passion for quality teaching and school leadership, and the resulting benefits these bring to students in the classroom.

In his time leading AITSL, Mark’s focus has been on working with all systems and sectors to support teachers and school leaders to deliver quality, lasting outcomes for learners.

Prior to joining AITSL, Mark held the position of Executive Director, Leadership and High Performance at the Department of Education, NSW. Mark combines this executive experience with a background in schools as a teacher and leader. During his tenure as principal at three NSW schools, Mark drove improvement initiatives to benefit student growth and outcomes. Mark has also led complex, integrated strategic work, including school improvement measures; teacher quality, induction, professional development, and leadership support for all school-based staff; and needs-based funding budgets to all schools.
Mark has a deep commitment to making a broad and significant contribution to education, and to the lives of children and young people across the nation.  

Public Service Medal, for outstanding public service to education in NSW, Australian Government

  • Chief Executive Officer, Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)
  • Executive Director, Leadership and High Performance, NSW Department of Education, March 2017–April 2019