Vanessa Cheng: EO, Australian Association of Christian Schools
In early 2020 Vanessa Cheng commenced as Executive Officer of the Australian Association of Christian Schools (AACS). Prior to this role, she has had extensive experience working in a range of roles across the education and government sector including: as a secondary teacher at a Christian school in Bendigo, a project manager in the Victorian Department of Education, as a political advisor as well as senior policy roles within the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet and the federal Department of Employment and Workplace Relations. She holds a Graduate Diploma in Education as well as a Bachelor of Arts/Economics from Monash University. She is a member of Holy Trinity Anglican Church and lives in Bendigo with her husband Andrei, who works as a local GP, and five high school children. In her spare time she enjoys drinking tea, gardening, running and watching K- dramas.