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About us

ACER’s mission is to create and promote research-based knowledge, products and services that can be used to improve learning across the life span.


Corporate profile

ACER is one of the world’s leading educational research centres. Our goal is to support every learner, every learning professional, every learning institution and our learning society through our work.

ACER has built a strong reputation as a provider of reliable support and expertise to education policy makers and professional practitioners since it was established in 1930.

As a not-for-profit organisation, independent of government, ACER receives no direct financial support and generates its entire income through contracted research and development projects and through products and services that it develops and distributes.

ACER has experienced significant growth in recent years and now has more than 340 staff located in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Dubai and New Delhi.

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Governance and organisation

ACER is an independent, not-for-profit company, governed by the ACER Council.

Chief Executive Officer
Geoff Masters
Director, Human Resources
Steven Dover
Director, International Development
Peter McGuckian
Director, Assessment and Psychometric Research
Mike Timms
Director, Educational Monitoring and Research
Sue Thomson

Assessment and Reporting: Humanities and Social Sciences
Juliette Mendelovits

Assessment and Reporting: Mathematics and Science
Julian Fraillon

Psychometrics and Methodology
Siek Toon Khoo

Systemwide Testing
Chris Freeman



National Surveys
Sue Thomson

International Surveys
Wolfram Schulz

Higher Education
Vacant

Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation
Adrian Beavis

Teaching, Learning and Transitions
Phil McKenzie



Director, Professional Resources
Ralph Saubern
Director, Corporate Services
Wayne Dawes

ACER Press
Ben Dawe

ACER Institute
Elizabeth Hartnell-Young

Cunningham Library
Pru Mitchell

School Education Assessment Services
Barbara Smith

Higher Education Assessment Services
Marita MacMahon Ball

Corporate and Vocational Assessment Services
David Tout

Corporate Communications
Steve Holden
Marketing, Online and Creative Services
Craig Grose
Facilities
Anita Sheean
Finance
Gary Kelly
Information Technology
Daryl Nguyen
Legal and Commercial Services
Rhonda Farkota
Project Services
Jim Carrigan

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