David de Carvalho is the Chief Executive Officer of the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). He has extensive experience in leading major reforms at both national and state level and a deep personal passion for, and understanding of, education.
Immediately prior to NESA, he was Deputy Secretary at the NSW Department of Family and Community Services. He has also led the National Catholic Education Commission, and was Head of the Higher Education Division in the Federal Education Department. He started his career as a secondary school teacher, and has served on several education and research boards.