Hilary Dixon has been a member of the Sydney School of Education and Social Work's Teacher Education Advisory Board since 2017.
She has been Languages Lead, Australian Curriculum Review, with the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) since September 2020, after commencing there as Senior Manager, Curriculum, in July 2016.
Prior to these appointments, Hilary was Academic Deputy at Cranbrook School from 2002, with firsthand experience of ensuring the alignment of curriculum with NSW and national requirements in a K–12 setting, including the implementation of the International Baccalaureate.
Hilary's career began as a teacher of French and German with the NSW Department of Education.
After a decade of working in secondary schools and prior to taking up the position of Academic Deputy at Cranbrook, Hilary joined the Assessment Branch of the NSW Board of Studies, and later became an Inspector of Schools in Curriculum Branch (in 1999) – a role that involved managing and leading curriculum redesign in Languages.
Hilary has been an active participant in programs organised by the Association of Independent Schools (NSW and SA); the Association of Heads of Independent Schools; and the International Baccalaureate Organisation. She has contributed regularly to national and international workshops and conferences on curriculum reform, leadership in schools, teacher appraisal and development, gender in education and the use of data to inform pedagogy. More recently she has also been involved in the OECD 2030 Future of Education and Skills Project, contributing to working groups and publications.