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NESA CEO David de Carvalho

BA (Hons), DipEd, BTh, MPL, EMPA

David de Carvalho became Chief Executive Officer of NESA when it came into being on 1 January 2017. He has extensive experience in leading major reforms at both national and state level and a deep personal commitment to, and understanding of, education.

Immediately prior to NESA, he was Deputy Secretary at the NSW Department of Family and Community Services. He has also led the National Catholic Education Commission, and was Head of the Higher Education Division in the Federal Education Department. 

He started his career as a secondary school teacher, and has served on the boards of the Australian Council for Educational Research and the Curriculum Corporation (now Education Services Australia).


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