Australian A4L Community announce 2020-2021 leadership

Washington, DC, 1 December 2020— The Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community in Australia is proud to announce the AU Management and AU Technical Boards for 2020-2021. The Management Board brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in education, data management, technology and business acumen. The Board will oversee management of the SIF Specification and guide development of the A4L Community in Australia as well as contribute to the development of strategies for the global Community.

The following supplier members will join representatives from State and Territory Departments of Education and non-government school bodies on the A4L AU Management Board during 2020-2021:

• Liam Pearce, Timetabling Solutions

• Rick Sharp, Education Horizons Group

The AU Community also elected supplier representatives for the AU Technical Board (known as the Data Standards Working Group (DSWG)), who provide technical oversight for the SIF Implementation Specification (Australia). The 2020-2021 supplier representatives are:

• Joerg Huber, Systemic Pty Ltd

• James Hamilton, Sentral

• David Jones, Semaphore Consulting Pty Ltd

• Mark Vanderkley, SIMON Schools

• James Overell, Education Horizons Group

Dave Burns, Chair of the A4L Community AU Management Board and Executive Director, Digital Solutions, at the Department of Education in Queensland commented that “We are very pleased to have strong industry leadership in the A4L AU Community as we accelerate the development of an effective and safe digital learning ecosystem for Australian schools. Collaboration between school systems and industry has never been more important as we meet the demand for data driven personalised learning within a digital classroom, and future schooling in a post-COVID world”.


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