Resolve Consulting Group Pty Ltd
Partner, Resolve Consulting Group Pty Ltd
Paul Campey is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years experience in the leadership, management and governance of Schools and Not For Profit organisations. He has provided consulting assignments, training courses, seminars and spoken at a significant number of conferences both in Australia and internationally. He specialises in the areas of governance, strategic planning and financial management of schools. He has worked directly with hundreds of schools as well as undertaking significant projects for the Australian Government, some of Australia’s largest banks as well as consulting with a global association of schools with over 25,000 members.
He is currently a Trustee Director of an Industry Superannuation Fund and member of the Association of Christian Schools International Global Council. He has served on a number of local, national and international boards over the past 25 years.
Paul started out his career as an auditor with PriceWaterhouseCoopers before being a Business Manager in two large Independent Schools. He has worked as a consultant to schools and not for profits for the past 18 years.
Principal, Loreto Kirribilli
Anna Dickinson is currently the Principal of Loreto Kirribilli (2014 – Current)
Prior to this appointment Anna’s leadership experience included:
- Director of System Performance for the Parramatta Diocese responsible for 20 schools K-12
- Principal of Bethlehem College Ashfield and of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College Kensington
- Interim Regional Consultant
- Assistant Principal in two Catholic schools
Anna’s encompass the broad spectrum of secondary school environments, those of all-female, all-male and co-educational. Anna is currently the Chair of the Independent Schools Teacher Accreditation Authority (ISTAA), a Board member of the Sydney Archdiocesan Catholic Schools Board (SCS), a council member of the Association of Independent School of NSW Advisory Council (AIS) and the Quality Teaching Committee for the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).
Anna has chaired the Nirimba Educational Precinct (a multi-institutional education campus of UWS, TAFE,
Wyndam College (DET), Terra Sancta College – (Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta) and also served on the Dunlea Centre Engadine Board. She has also served as a council member on the Association of Heads of Independent Girls schools Council (AHIGS).
Anna has been honoured by receiving the International Women’s Day Award for significant contribution to School Leadership in the Archdiocese of Sydney and the Australian College of Educators (ACE) ‘Alan Laughlin Perpetual Award” for outstanding leadership within the Sydney Catholic Archdiocese for leading change to improve the quality of teaching and learning.
Brisbane Girls Grammar School
Principal, Brisbane Girls Grammar School
Ms Jacinda Euler is Principal of Brisbane Girls Grammar School, a leader in educating girls. She is a strong advocate for the broad, liberal education offered by Girls Grammar–established in 1875–that develops the skills of critical thinking, problem solving and deductive reasoning, and equips students with the confidence to challenge prejudice, assert their own views and appreciate the inspiring ideas and achievements of others.
Ms Euler’s career began in advertising, first in San Francisco and then in Sydney and London before she returned to Australia to study education. Ms Euler holds a Bachelor of Arts (Cold War History and Literature) and a Master’s in Education Studies. An experienced educator, she was Head of History at Kenmore State High School and taught at Brisbane Girls Grammar School from 2000 to 2007 before undertaking positions in Sydney as Head of Middle School at Pymble Ladies’ College and then as Deputy Principal at SCECGS Redlands. Ms Euler returned to Brisbane Girls Grammar School as Principal in April 2013. She is an Honorary Fellow of Emmanuel College, University of Queensland.
The King’s School
Headmaster, The King’s School
As the Headmaster of The King’s School, Tony is a Christian educational leader and teacher with significant teaching, ministry, and general management experience in schools and in both not-for-profit and commercial organisations. His experience includes broad leadership and management in education and training, organisational strategy, operations, marketing, finance and leadership development in organisations ranging from educational institutions and management consulting through to manufacturing and high technology (ICT) companies. Tony has well developed creative, analytical and conceptual thinking capabilities together with very strong communication, relational and interpersonal skills.
Tony has tertiary qualifications in Education, Science, Management, and Theology, and his doctoral studies are in the Philosophy of Education with respect to the collaborative roles that religious, philosophic and scientific modes of human knowing contribute to our understanding of education. Consequently, Tony is particularly interested in understanding, validating and promoting the contribution that Christian education provides in contemporary societies. Tony loves to see children grow as people of Christian character and integrity (intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually), and is passionate about developing educational leaders with a global perspective on education and service.
Tony has also contributed chapters to a number of books and more recently co-edited ‘Better Learning’ with Ken Goodlet and John Collier.
DR. JILLIAN DE ARAUGO
Senior Manager – Principal Certification
Principals Australia Institute
Senior Manager – Principal Certification
Principals Australia Institute
Dr Jillian de Araugo is Senior Manager of Australian Principal Certification at Principals Australia Institute. Jill has worked on Principal Certification since 2014. Prior to joining PAI, Jill worked as Adjunct Professor at Divine Word University in Papua New Guinea and Executive Officer of the Royal Society of Victoria. She has over thirty years’ experience in schools as a teacher, deputy principal and principal in Victoria, New South Wales and New Zealand.
Berwick Lodge Primary School
Principal, Berwick Lodge Primary School
Henry is the founding principal of Berwick Lodge Primary School, a government school of 630 students, located in south east Melbourne and which opened in 1990. Henry has postgraduate qualifications in educational leadership and has tutored in school leadership at Deakin University. Henry hosts a weekly current affairs program, Viewpoints, on Casey Radio 97.7FM and has a regular column, Grossek’s View, in Themes Education magazine. Henry is the author of a number of books including 5 illustrated children’s stories and Game On: Building the Education Revolution – an account of his 4-year battle with authorities to secure a fair deal for his school under the BER program.
Director, Educational Leadership – Mudgee Network of Schools
Director, Educational Leadership - Mudgee Network of Schools
Michael is currently Principal of Kiama Public School. He graduated from the University of Sydney in 1985. He held executive positions in High, Central and Primary schools.
He has been a principal for the last 13 years in very different settings including a Central School on the North Coast of NSW, a Primary School on South Coast NSW with lowest socio-economics and highest Aboriginal student enrolments, and most recently an affluent high performing school in South Coast.
He has served as delegate for the Shellharbour Primary Principal’s council going to state council each term for the last four years where they discuss issues of importance with directors and ministers of education.
As a founding principal in the Flourish project that looked specifically at principal wellbeing, he is very familiar with the stress faced by schools working with their communities and the affects they can have on individuals.
As principal of Kiama Public School he has prioritised communication with parents that includes daily updated website, parent run Facebook, enews app and staff members are encouraged to use any form of communication with parents including Dojo and Seesaw. As staff, they ensure parents and community have access to what is going on inside and out of classrooms.
Harrington Public School
Principal, Harrington Public School
She is a passionate educational leader and committed to developing inclusive school cultures that support all students. In her previous roles as a teacher, school executive, curriculum consultant and now Principal she has continually pursued educational equity for all.
She enjoys building collaborative school communities that are reflective and explore innovative and engaging practices. As a team they can then in and aspire their students to be leaders of the future and engage in life-long learning.
She has many passions in education but she aspires to encourage school communities to be brave and be innovate with their leaning processes so that they can keep in touch with the students and families they support. By taking risks and allowing their teachers to shift how they work with students they will see greater engagement and progress than ever before. She has seen it her own school and hope to support others to do the same.
NSW Sports High Schools Association
Vice President, NSW Sports High Schools Association
James has been the principal of Endeavour since 2015. He has a Masters of Educational Management & Leadership, a degree in Economics and a Diploma of Education all from the University of Sydney. James has been employed with the Department of Education since 1996 and has been a teacher, head teacher, deputy principal and relieving principal prior to his current position. Endeavour is his 5th public high school having worked previously at Sarah Redfern, Homebush Boys, Westfields Sports and Belmore Boys. In 2016 James received the Ultimo Operational Directorate Award for Significant Achievement as a Principal and in 2017 his school received the UODA for Significant Achievement as a School.
DR. IAN LAMBERT
The Scots College Sydney
Dr. Ian Lambert
Principal, The Scots College
Dr Lambert completed his secondary education at the Southport School, but had a connection with The Scots College through his father, who attended the College as a Boarder and Prefect of Aspinall House from 1944-1948.
After completing a BA in Literature, Modern History and Sociology at Griffith University, with a teaching diploma, Dr Lambert later attended the University of London to complete a Master of Arts degree in 20th Century Literature and Cambridge University for his PhD in Philosophy of Education.
Before coming to Scots, Dr Lambert was Principal of Swan Christian College in Perth, WA and prior to that taught English and History at St Paul’s Anglican School and Emmanuel College in Queensland. He has written and edited five educational books and numerous articles for journals and magazines, has an active interest in assisting indigenous groups in Australia and Cambodia, and a strong supporter of the Indigenous Education Program at Scots.
Principal, Kingswood College
Elisabeth Lenders is Principal at Kingswood College, Melbourne, a K-12 coeducational school; a role she has had for the past seven years. She is President of the Centre for Strategic Education (CSE) the 114 year old not-for-profit organisation jointly owned by Heads of Independent Schools (AHISA) and the Independent Education Union (IEU), dedicated to leading educational thinking and practice. Previously she was Deputy Principal at Carey Grammar School.
Under her leadership at Kingswood College, the unique LATTICE learning framework (Learning And Teaching Through Innovation, Collaboration and Engagement) has been developed and implemented, with the key focus on Innovation, Collaboration and Engagement.
In recognition of her contribution to professional learning for teachers, Elisabeth received the Principals Australia Institute John Laing Professional Development Award in 2017.
Elisabeth’s philosophy of education is based around the belief that educators have the rare privilege and opportunity to help young people find their place in the world and in doing so help uncover the unique coalescence of gifts, talents, and possibilities which exist in each young life.
Director, Leading Humans
Michelle Loch is the Founder and Director of Leading Humans – one of Australia’s leading neuroleadership consultancies. She is a well-known Thought Leader, Speaker, Author and Mentor who works with individuals and organisations to REWIRE their leadership approach to meet the needs and demands of modern humans and the modern world!
Michelle delivers programs in Leadership, Change and Change Management, Team and Organisational Culture Change, Brain-based coaching and conversation skills, and is certified to deliver Conversational Intelligence programs.
She is an expert in Neuroleadership, an emerging field of study that takes the latest in social cognitive neuroscience and applies it in a practical way to the art of leadership.
Michelle is all about ‘making leadership EASIER’.
She does this by working with organisations to create massive energy shifts throughout all levels of the organisation, and educating leaders on how to self-lead, and lead others in a way that frees up time, and lifts productivity! And who couldn’t benefit from that!
Michelle’s clients describe her as… passionate, practical, and professional….and her programs as ‘transformational’!
Following a corporate Human Resources career including 5 years with Suncorp and 8 years in a senior management role with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Michelle studied under and then worked for Dr David Rock, the founder of the US-based Neuroleadership Institute. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation, a distinction-qualified Mind Gym Coach, a Certified Conversational Intelligence Coach, a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders (formerly AIM) and holds a bachelor’s degree in Education, a Diploma in Teaching, and a Certificate of Neuroleadership.
Michelle was nominated for Telstra Business Woman of the Year in 2014 and 2015. In 2017 she was named as one of Australia’s Top 50 Small Business Leaders by Inside Small Business magazine, and was a regional finalist in the 2017 Australian Institute of Management Leadership Awards.
DR. SCOTT MARSH
William Clarke College
Dr. Scott Marsh
Headmaster, William Clarke College
Dr Scott Marsh is currently Headmaster of William Clarke College, an independent Anglican School with a student population of approximately 1600 students in North West Sydney. Dr Marsh has taught in both public and private educational systems in Australia and worked in an International School in Singapore. His PhD examined leadership that improves learning and his research has been published in leading educational leadership journals in Australia and overseas. His current research interests include Christian Education and School Improvement.
Training and Development Manager
NSW Department of Education
Training and Development Manager, NSW Department of Education
As the owner of Training Lab Corinne came across Process Communication Model a number of years ago and was impressed with the integrity of this course, practical application and immediate results besides the fact it had been used and funded by NASA to minimise stress and conflict in space and endorsed by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons as a validated tool to improve surgery outcomes.
Having consulted and trained digital communications and professional leadership and development skills to federal and state government, corporate management, small to medium business, women returning to work and kids with high needs she could see that the course Process Communication Model was gold and would make a difference in Australia as it does globally.
Corinne is one of the few certified trainers to teach Process Communication Model ® (PCM) to Australian federal and state government, corporates and general public. World-wide PCM has been used by Apple, BMW, GM Financial (General Motors), Woolworths, McDonalds, Microsoft, Coca Cola, the White House and more.
She has a deep interest in empowering youth to be their own leaders and know how to effectively manage bullying and self-esteem. Over the years she has run anti-bullying programs at TAFE and was interviewed by the Daily Telegraph due to the success of the training.
As part of improving organisational systems, digital, professional and personal communications she has recently been selected to rebrand the NSW Department of Education Word, PDF and PowerPoint templates to meet the mandatory accessibility WCAG 2.0 requirements and ensure people with vision, hearing and mobility impairments have a better communication experience.
Corinne currently lives on the Northern beaches, enjoy ocean swimming, have lived in America, Japan and Britain and open to life opportunities.
Melbourne Girls Grammar
Principal, Melbourne Girls Grammar
In 2008 Catherine was appointed to executive position of Principal at Melbourne Girls Grammar (MGGS) where her leadership of vision, staff and infrastructure has rapidly established world class educational programs. Her flagship accomplishments include the reimagining of education Programs to ensure that exceptional and diverse opportunities are available to all girls at Melbourne Girls Grammar.
Catherine’s reputation as a leading educator within the global education landscape has been enhanced and expanded through her innovative approach, such as the blended learning architecture of the Senior Years Program, the Artemis Program, a holistic wellbeing program which empowers MGGS girls to be strong, capable global citizens, and the development of new workforces, such as Wellbeing Coaches and Academic Coaches, working alongside teachers. The Centre for Educational Enterprise (CEE) was established as part of Catherine’s strategic vision to provide customised professional learning opportunities for teachers and to create a network of enterprising schools dedicated to transforming education to be fit for purpose in a rapidly transforming world.
Catherine is a Fellow of the Australian Council of Education Leaders, a recipient of the John Laing Award from Principals Australia (please get correct wording for these 2 awards), a previous Board member of the Centre for Strategic Education, and an active contributor to national and international conferences and professional activities.
Parramatta Marist High School
Principal, Parramatta Marist High School
Mark was been appointed in 2018 as Principal Leader of Parramatta Marist High School after seven years as the Principal at James Sheahan Catholic High School in Orange. He previously served as Assistant Principal in Sydney at both Marist Sisters Woolwich and Marist Brothers in Pagewood. His qualifications include: Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training; Graduate Diploma in RE; Bachelor of Education and Masters in Education.
He has taught students from Kindergarten through to Year 12 and spent one year in Japan as Head of a language school in Iwata. He has had over 35 years experience in educational leadership positions, and in that time has come to realise what it takes to grow a vibrant educational community: one in which the whole child (and teacher) is engaged in creative and collaborative learning.
Through his training in the United States, he has developed expertise in Project Based Learning which presents authentic learning to students in an integrated and meaningful way. This whole school pedagogy has enabled the smooth introduction of STEM into the curriculum which promotes and fosters a positive climate and culture where innovation and initiative is critically analysed, collaboratively planned, strategically implemented and continually monitored and evaluated.
Principal, Queenwood School
Elizabeth Stone has been Principal of Queenwood since 2014. Previously Vice Principal at Cheltenham Ladies’ College, a leading girls’ school in the United Kingdom, she was also the first woman appointed to a senior management position at the 600-year-old Winchester College, where she was Under Master. Before moving to the United Kingdom, she was a Mathematics teacher at Barker College, Sydney.
After completing an Arts/Law degree, Ms Stone worked in the Supreme Court of NSW before being awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to undertake postgraduate studies in law at Oxford University. She has Bachelor degrees in Arts and Law from UNSW, a Masters from Oxford University, a Graduate Diploma in Education from Charles Sturt University and an Associate Diploma in Music from AMEB.
Ms Stone has experience teaching a range of curricula in the UK and Australia and has taught in co-educational and single-sex environments (boys and girls). She brings a wide range of experience from academic, commercial and educational roles, and strong cultural and intellectual interests, to her work as Principal.
Head of Academics and Innovation
Head of Academics and Innovation, Ormiston College
Tamara is the Head of Academics and Innovation at Ormiston College and facilitates the College’s directions in 21st century teaching and learning. She understands the new and changing demands of the teaching profession and believes that building capacity is the cornerstone of a contemporary school. She is an innovator who leads e-learning, blended learning, curriculum development and the meaningful use of technology across the profession.
Tamara coordinates the College’s Learning Innovations Leadership Committee which was created to lead innovation, improvement and transformational change across the campus. She supports members to share their findings with the wider community through online forums, conferences and publications.
She is a well-known member in the global educational community and regularly conducts key note addresses, professional development workshops and online webinars. The presentations have a strong focus on shifting educators’ understanding of student learning in 21st century environments, and practical strategies on how to build a culture of innovation.
In 2016, Tamara was awarded the Excellence in Educational Leadership Award by the Australian Council for Educational Leaders in Queensland, and the Australian College of Educators Fellowship Award for her demonstrated leadership in implementing educational initiatives to improve outcomes for students in 21st century environments. In 2017, she was also awarded the Australian Council for Educational Leaders New Voice Scholarship for her contemporary leadership Australian education.
DR. PETER WEBSTER
The Catholic Learning Community of John XXIII
Dr. Peter Webster
Principal, The Catholic Learning Community of John XXIII
Peter is the Principal at St John XXIII Catholic Learning Community at Stanhope Gardens. On their site they have: Parish Church & Office, Catholic Early Learning Centre (CELC), Catholic Out of School Hours Care (COSHC), Primary School and Secondary College – combined with the pilot venture we have with the Australian Catholic University – makes us a true Catholic Learning Community.
Peter has a passion for learning and strive to provide an environment in which all students and staff can engage in purposeful learning. To achieve this their College has needed to recontextualise the vision of a ‘new-new’ Catholic Learning Community.
As such the College Leadership team has begun to investigate at a range of contemporary learning frameworks to inform our future directions. They have strived to put research and theory into action with a series of guiding Frameworks: Religious Education and Evangelisation Framework; Principles of Learning; and Wellbeing Framework.
As their College has grown in understanding many colleagues from across Sydney, NSW, Australia and World have visited their community to both see their new pedagogies in action and to listen to their learning journey. This has allowed them to continuously reflect on their learning frameworks and learning environments.
Visitors to their Catholic Learning Community wish to see a transformed College in action. Peters foresees that their College will continue to be open to peer educators so that they can create new frontiers for fellow educational communities and learners.
Deputy Headmaster 7-12, Head of Student Teacher Excellence K-12
Knox Grammar School
Deputy Headmaster 7-12, Head of Student and Teacher Excellence K-12, Knox Grammar School
Karen Yager is the Deputy Head K-12 of Student and Teaching Excellence at Knox Grammar School, an English Method Lecturer at UNSW, President of English Teachers Association NSW and Vice President of Professional Teachers Council NSW. She taught in public schools for over 20 years and worked in the DEC regional office in Sydney for three years. Karen was awarded the first International Teaching Fellowship by the Singapore Ministry of Education in 2011. This involved running workshops for Master teachers and Leading teachers in Singapore focused on creativity, writing and formative assessment. Karen has been invited to present papers at numerous International Conferences. She was awarded the NSW Professional Teachers’ Council Award in 2009 and the Australian Professional Teachers Association Award in 2014 for her contribution to the teaching profession. In 2003, she was awarded the NSW Premier’s Literary Scholarship to research how to connect students with Shakespeare. In 2016, she was awarded the NSW State Library Fellowship. Karen has published three texts, one of which won the National Publisher’s award.
SAM DI SANO
Professional Development, Education and Government Relations
Sam Di Sano
Professional Development, Education and Government Relations, Atomi
When it comes down to it, Sam has always considered himself a teacher. He has been teaching, in one capacity or another, for almost 30 years (although he won’t admit it) and in that time has spent 25 years in executive positions, 16 of which were as Deputy Principal and Head of Senior School.
Fun fact: He was the Deputy Principal for both Atomi Founders!
He has a wealth of experience from within classroom and school leadership giving him great insight and solid basis of understanding for all areas of school life. School support starts with understanding everything from pastoral programs, operational processes, strategic planning and mentorship of aspiring leaders. Suffice to say, Sam has experience in all these areas.
Sam has also been engaged in three executive boards, including five years as the inaugural chairman of the Diocesan Primary School Board. He has experience in strategic leadership, curriculum and staff leadership as well as student leadership and mentoring. Sam is very passionate about working with young people in all aspects of life, whether that be running Nippers on Manly beach, in his History classroom or working with schools on student wellbeing.
Pearson Asia Pacific
FAICD, Managing Director - Pearson Asia Pacific
David has worked in the education industry for the past thirty years. He has worked
in a variety of senior roles supporting customers in schools, higher education, vocational and career development, across the region.
David was appointed Managing Director of Pearson Australia in 2002 and Pearson Asia Pacific in 2016.
He is responsible for helping manage the transition of Pearson’s business from analog to digital & services, with a focus on outcomes.
He is a graduate of Macquarie University, MGSM and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. David is a Director of the Copyright Agency and the former Chairman of Robert Menzies College. He lives in Sydney with his wife and three sons.