New Director General for Department of Education

The Department of Education has welcomed a new Director General, Lisa Rodgers, following a formal Public Sector Commission appointment process.

After numerous roles in the education sector in Australia and New Zealand, including senior roles in NZ’s Ministry of Education and being Chief Executive of the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership, Ms Rodgers will commence her new role on January 28th 2019.

Education Minister, Sue Ellery, congratulates Ms Rodgers on her appointment.

“I’d like to celebrate the appointment of another woman in a senior public service position, and I look forward to working with Ms Rodgers,”

“She has extensive experience in the education sector in New Zealand and Australia, and is well-placed to lead the department into the future,” she said.

Ms Rodgers will be responsible for leading the Department of Education as it works to equip public school students with the skills they need to achieve academically. The department is focused on lifting student performance in Aboriginal and lower socio-economic groups, and assisting schools to adapt to a shifting social and educational environment.

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