Mr White was officially appointed as the Regional Director, New England in September 2009, having previously been the School Education Director for New England Region (Central) for the past four years. Mr White has responsibility for the Region's 125 schools and also the leadership and management of the support staff in the Regional Offices in Tamworth, Moree and Armidale.

On top of his region-wide responsibilities, Mr White has a significant role in a diverse range of state-wide programs and initiatives, including Asset Management, Course Registration for the Institute of Teachers, developing communication strategies, Rural education and Aboriginal education.

Mr White brings to his new role a solid academic background, including a Masters Degree in Education (University of New England), Post Graduate Diploma in Statistics and Quality Management (University of Newcastle), Bachelor of Arts (University of New England) and a Diploma of Teaching in Agriculture/Science - (also recipient of the Clarke Memorial Prize for Most Outstanding Student).

In 2008, Mr White's exceptional work in education was recognised with him receiving the 'Director-General's Award for Excellent Service to Public Education'.

Mr White was also the recipient of an Australian Sports Medal Award in recognition for services to sport in 2000. He maintains a keen interest in sport, including touch football, lifesaving and running. He completed the 2009 14 km City to Surf and enjoys fun runs and cross country.

Being an experienced teacher, consultant, principal and regional leader, Mr White will continue to provide and foster a solid foundation for developing the capacity and achievements of the New England Region.

Mr White's career includes extensive work on leadership development, curriculum development and school improvement. This has been enhanced through his experience as a Technology and Applied Science Consultant, a Regional Training and Development/Curriculum Consultant, principal and regional leader.

Mr White was highly regarded in all of the schools he has led as principal, including Manilla and Guyra Central Schools and Oxley High School.