The ACER Foundation was established to initiate, develop and manage research-based projects that aim to address the needs of educationally disadvantaged groups in the community. The work of the ACER Foundation is carried out in collaboration with partners including corporate, government and philanthropic bodies.

ACER Foundation Advisory Board

The ACER Foundation Advisory Board was established in 2014 to provide support, ideas and advice on the planned program of work for the ACER Foundation, including new initiatives, and report regularly to the ACER Board of Directors.

The ACER Foundation Advisory Board meets each quarter and is Chaired by Prof Geoff Masters AO. Other members of the ACER Foundation Advisory Board are Dr John Ainley, Wayne Dawes, Ralph Saubern, ACER Board Member Sandra Milligan and ACER Foundation Director Deirdre Jackson.

Expert Research Committee

The Expert Research Committee advises the Foundation and oversees research projects undertaken through or supported by the ACER Foundation.

Members of the Expert Research Committee are Dr Sue Thomson, Dr Mike Timms, Dr Siek Toon Khoo, Prof Kathryn Moyle and Dr Sheldon Rothman.