National Team

General: or +61 2 6247 7300
Media: or 0417 180 842
Unit 123, 20 Anzac Park, Campbell ACT 2612

Beth Blackwood


Beth has been CEO for AHISA since 2016. Her connection with the independent sector follows 30 years as a teacher of History and Psychology, and 19 years as Principal of Presbyterian Ladies’ College (PLC), a K–12 independent day and boarding school for girls with enrolments of 1200 students in Perth, Western Australia (1997 – 2015). 

Areas of professional interest and initiatives have been the education of indigenous students, International Baccalaureate programs, positive psychology, technology as an educational tool and women’s leadership.

0417 180 842

Robyn Collins
Independence editor


Robyn is an educational consultant. She is the editor of AHISA's Independence journal and writes monthly articles for aspirant leaders. Her most recent project was completion of a literature review on educational leadership for AHISA.

Before joining AHISA, Robyn was a senior teacher of English, school principal, consultant to Independent Schools Queensland and a Visiting Fellow at Griffith University, Queensland.

Kira Grantham
Event manager


Kira manages the national conferences for AHISA as well as the forums and roadshows which travel from state to state.

She previously worked at the National Conference Centre in Canberra and has a passion for delivering valuable and enjoyable event experiences for our members.

0439 392 200

Kate Wilson
Accounts manager


Kate began working with AHISA in January 2006 as office manager. She moved to part-time in 2012 as accounts manager.

Kate’s role includes all aspects of reporting to government agencies as well as working with branch finances.

0433 314 598

Tegan Osborne
Communications and Social Media Coordinator


Tegan started with AHISA in February 2020 and works part-time. Her role includes coordinating and writing content for AHISA's various newsletters, as well as website and social media production and writing.

Before joining AHISA, Tegan spent more than 10 years working as journalist, producer and online lead for a range of news providers, including the ABC and Fairfax. She has also worked as a media officer and marketing professional in the public sector. 

0406 500 386

Anne Veenstra
Business manager


Anne has been with AHISA since 2012. She started out in research using her science background before taking up a senior management position in investment banking for seven years. Anne then became a marketing manager for a peak state-based tourism association.

At AHISA, Anne attends to the operational activities and administration of the association including governance and compliance issues, membership process and records, board meetings and election processes, and supervision of AHISA’s database and mailing lists.

0419 561 978

Lyndal Wilson


Lyndal began working for AHISA in 2007 as editor of AHISA's journal, Independence. The main focus of her work is now in research and policy analysis.

Lyndal has worked in the independent schools sector for 25 years.