John Mason is General Manager, Policy and Strategic Programs. He leads ACECQA’s team responsible for NQF policy review and operational policy support to state and territory regulatory authorities. He is also responsible for the development of new ACECQA programs, including sector development initiatives.
Prior to joining ACECQA, John was Executive Director for education and care policy and regulatory operations with the NSW Department of Education. He led several major policy reviews on the education and care sector and was instrumental in the national policy review that led to the NQF. John has also led teams in policy and service delivery across the family services and social housing portfolios. Prior to entering government John worked in the non-government sector in the fields of service delivery and advocacy.