Dr Reg Allen is the Chief Executive Officer of the Tasmanian Qualifications Authority. He has 30 years of experience as a teacher and subject master, board member and teacher representative, consultant, deputy director and director, in the diverse education contexts of Australia, England, and the USA. He has acted as expert education advisor in Australia and America, including being a leading member of the Framework Research Advisory Group for Queensland's New Basics in 2001-2004.
His principal previous role has been as Deputy Director of the Queensland Board of Senior Secondary School Studies where he played a key role in the design and implementation of Queensland's Student Education Profile for senior school students, including the integration of vocational education in post-compulsory school education. He has produced over 40 publications across diverse education specialities, including national studies and the development of policies for the Australasian Curriculum Assessment and Certification Authorities (ACACA).|