Our people

Robert Allwell – Managing Director


After teaching and then working as a literacy consultant with independent schools in NSW and Victoria, Robert founded the company in 1974 and since then has built lasting and productive relationships with a significant number of Australian schools including many of our highest performing schools. He prides his organisation on providing schools with the highest level of professionalism and assessment instruments of the highest reliability, validity and integrity.

Dr Peter Knapp – Director Assessment and Reporting


Prior to joining Academic Assessment Services in August 2010, Peter was the Director of Educational Assessment Australia (EAA), UNSW where he led the team that developed the measurement and reporting model for the ICAS tests. Prior to his appointment as Director of EAA he held the adjunct position of Associate Professor at the School of Education, UNSW where he developed courses and lectured in educational assessment and measurement and literacy. Peter has published and consulted widely on literacy, assessment and educational measurement.