With a unique background that spans both the corporate, not-for-profit and education sectors, I bring a different lens to school leadership, education and K-12 schools and hope to impact education more broadly at a national level.
I'm an innovative and thoughtful leader who is most at home influencing from the side and my signature strength is to ask the right question at the right time.
I'm super interested in marketing, strategy, operations, innovation, culture, project management, analytics, and digital transformations in Schools.
Having rolled out the Wesley NEXT micro-credentials program, I'd love to see this adopted in more schools to bring a greater breadth and depth of learning experiences to students in yr 10-12 across Australia.
I'm convinced the future of education has to see more students find their own pathways to enjoyment, success and fulfillment during their schooling years.
Introduced to podcasts for the fist time in 2015 (Thanks Serial), I became a huge fan of the genre and decided to create my own podcast. I mixed my passions to start Big Shanks BBQ back in 2017 interviewing the who's who of BBQ in Western Australia as I was a competition BBQ junkie at the time.
Fast forward to 2020 when Mat and I had been working together for a while, I dragged Mat into the recording studio to give it a go as a duo. "It will be fun" I said! And the rest is history..
Centre for Entrepreneurial Research and Innovation
Concept to Creation Accelerator and Customer Development Accelerator
Master of Business Administration, University of Western Australia
Study areas included strategy, leadership theory, change management, marketing and finance
Certificate in School Leadership and Management, Harvard University
Study areas included leadership theory and effective solution frameworks
Australian Institute of Company Directors
Advanced Not for Profit Governance Certificate
Bachelor of Engineering, University of Adelaide
Graduated with Honour in Civil Engineering
Custom Rings Australia - Director & Owner
Hall & Prior Aged Care - Corporate Analyst
Chief Executive Office - Rowing WA
Director of Sport - Presbyterian Ladies College, WA
Project Control Group - Project Manager
What Else About Me
Traveler - 40 Countries and counting... Family + Caravaning + Runner + Basketball + Coffee + Entrepreneur + Shoes + Adelaide Crows
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An energetic, innovative and passionate educator with a school leadership experience in strategy, innovation, change management, academic excellence and administration.
'I have been an educator for the entirety of my professional career. For me, it is a calling to vocation that was seeded early in my teens and I've never looked back.
My journey has afforded me the opportunity to develop and growth in significant leadership positions and has now led me to my current executive position as Deputy Head | Academics and Strategy at Wesley College.
Along the way, I have developed keen interest and expertise in strategic planning, professional development, building design, project development, learning architecture, executive workshop facilitation and leadership coaching.
I will always be a teacher first, but my greatest professional joy is the experience of ideation, joining dots and executing change.'
Edleaders was founded on the idea that you rarely hear real discussions of what K-12 school leadership actually entails, and it's seldom found in social media streams or in ongoing professional learning. Luke and I wanted to create a space where we interviewed leaders about their lived experiences so they may impart their wisdom and expertise and pay it forward to the next generation of school leaders. We aimed to create a podcast beyond a 'thought leadership' paradigm, designed for leaders with a growth mindset, so that we create impact on the collective development of leadership capability across all sectors of education.
Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors
Master of Educational Leadership, University of Canberra
Study areas included leadership theory, change management, professional practice, thesis in middle schooling and collaborative practices.
Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary), University of Canberra
Study areas included secondary teaching in performing arts specialising in music education, curriculum design and differentiated learning.
Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance), Australian National University
Study areas included jazz performance on piano jazz history, jazz harmony and analysis, composition and arrangement, film music, aural training.
What Else About Me
Family time | Jazz Piano | Politics | Kayak fishing | Camping and travelling wide open spaces of WA | Cricket | Canberra Raiders