AHISA national office

General: enquiries@ahisa.edu.au or +61 2 6247 7300
Media: beth.blackwood@ahisa.edu.au or 0417 180 842
Unit 123, 20 Anzac Park, Campbell ACT 2612


Beth Blackwood
CEO

Beth

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

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

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


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


Susanna Tyson

Communications & Social Media Coordinator

Susanna


Susanna began working with AHISA in November 2019 and coordinates the website, communications activities and social media.

Susanna’s background is in writing, editing and website management and she has worked for the Raising Children Network website and the National Museum of Australia.


Anne Veenstra
Business manager

Anne

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
Researcher

Lyndal

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.