Committee Membership

Standards Committee Members

  • Dr Bruce Matthews (Chair)

    Dr Matthews was the headmaster at Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School from 1998 to 2011. Before that, he was deputy headmaster and head of senior school at Guildford Grammar School.

    He has a great deal of relevant, recent experience in school education in a regional setting, as well as experience in both the public and private sectors.

  • Anne Ford

    Ms Ford is the Principal of John Wollaston Anglican Community School. She has extensive experience as a school administrator in rural, remote and metropolitan schools. She has extensive experience in all aspects of curriculum and assessment and policy development.

  • Associate Professor Stephen Humphry

    Dr Humphry is Associate Professor at the University of Western Australia’s Graduate School of Education. He has specialist expertise in educational measurement.

  • Pauline White

    Mrs White is Principal of Wanneroo Secondary College. She has extensive experience as teacher and school leader.

Curriculum and Assessment Committee Members

  • Margaret Herley (Chair)

    Ms Herley has completed a two-year contract with Curtin University as Director of Partnerships in the School of Education. Previously, she was Principal of Iona Presentation College for 15 years.

  • Elizabeth Blackwell

    Ms Blackwell is the Principal of Kapinara Primary School. She has extensive experience as a Principal in the Government school system and education consultant.

  • Associate Professor Caroline Barratt-Pugh

    Associate Professor Barratt-Pugh is the Director of the Centre for Research in Early Childhood at Edith Cowan University. She has extensive experience in early childhood education.

  • Amanda Connor

    Ms Connor is the principal of Holy Cross College and has worked on a number of committees and advisory groups in the Catholic education sector.

  • Fiona Forbes

    Ms Forbes is the Principal of the Peel Language Development School. Ms Forbes has expertise in children with special needs and is currently the President of the Australian Special Education Principals’ Association.

  • Armando Giglia

    Mr Giglia is the President of the Western Australian Secondary School Executives Association (WASSEA) and has 39 years teaching experience in regional and metropolitan secondary schools.

  • Lindsay Hale

    Mr Hale is currently Executive Director, Statewide Services, Department of Education. He has extensive experience in education as an English teacher and Principal of Belmont City College.

  • Tony Misich

    Mr Misich is the Principal of Beaumaris Primary School and is the former President, Australian and WA Primary School Principals Association. Mr Misich has 40 years’ experience in primary education.

  • Kristine Stafford

    Ms Stafford is the coordinator of curriculum at the Association of Independent Schools WA and has extensive experience in all aspects of curriculum and assessment and policy development.

  • Kath Ward

    Ms Ward is the Principal of Kent Street Senior High School. She has extensive experience as a Head of Department, English and as a Principal in the Government school system.

  • Roderick Wood

    Mr Wood is the Deputy Head of Primary at St Stephen’s School, Carramar Campus. He has 25 years’ experience in government and non-government schools.