The affairs of the Society are managed by an Executive Committee, appointed by the members at the AGM. PESA rules allow for some functions to be delegated to one of more sub-Executive Committees, currently noted as ‘Portfolios’ and listed below.

Executive Committee


Marek Tesar

The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Professor Marek Tesar is Head of School and the Associate Dean International at the Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland.  He is Editor-in-Chief of Policy Futures in Education (SAGE), Deputy Editor of PESA’s flagship and leading academic journal in the field, Educational Philosophy and Theory (T&F), and Deputy Editor of another of PESA’s journals, Access: Contemporary Issues in Education. He also serves as one of the Editors on Educational Philosophy and Theory: Editor’s Choice (T&F) and New Directions in the Philosophy of Education (Routledge). His research is focused on philosophical methods, childhood studies and early childhood education, with expertise in the philosophy of education and philosophical thinking around ontologies and the ethics of researching these notions.

PESA Portfolios – Conference, Archive

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Sonja Arndt

Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne

PESA Portfolios –  Editorial Development Group, Society Rules

Andrew Madjar


Andrew Madjar

The University of Auckland, New Zealand

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PESA Portfolios – Website, Membership

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Rachel Buchanan

The University of Newcastle, Australia

PESA Portfolios – Finance, Scholarships

Ex Officio
Liz Jackson

Immediate Past President

Liz Jackson

The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

PESA Portfolios – Research grants, EPAT

Member Representatives
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Christoph Teschers

University of Canterbury, New Zealand


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Daniella Forster

The University of Newcastle, Australia

PESA Portfolios - Safe spaces



Sarah Gurr

The University of Newcastle, Australia

PESA Portfolios –  Postgraduate

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Taylor Webb

University of British Columbia, Canada

PESA Portfolios - Book awards

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