Education Standards Authority Act 2013 No 89
6 Board of the Authority
(1) There is to be a Board of the NSW Education Standards Authority.(2) The Board is to consist of the following members:(a) an independent person appointed by the Minister as the Chairperson of the Board,(b) 6 persons appointed by the Minister as follows:(i) 1 from the government school sector, 1 from the Catholic school sector and 1 from the independent school sector,(ii) 2 from teacher unions,(iii) 1 from Aboriginal education,(c) no less than 4 (but not more than 6) other persons appointed by the Minister with regard to teachers and school leaders, universities, vocational education and training, parents of school children, early childhood education, special education, business acumen and strategic advisory skills,(d) the Chief Executive Officer.(3) The appointed members are to be persons who, in the opinion of the Minister, together have skills and experience that will assist the Authority in exercising its functions.(4) Each member of the Board is to exercise his or her functions as a member in a manner that promotes the objectives of the Authority and the interests of students.(5) Of the appointed members other than the Chairperson, one is to be appointed as Deputy Chairperson of the Board in or by the instrument of appointment as a member or in or by some other instrument executed by the Minister.(6) An appointed member cannot nominate another person to act on the behalf of the member.Note.See clause 3 of Schedule 1 which provides for the appointment by the Minister of alternate members in certain circumstances.(7) Schedule 1 contains provisions relating to the members and procedure of the Board.