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The Edleaders Impact List aims to celebrate the diverse group of individuals that work tirelessly to bring about impactful change in their learning community. They do not exclusively come from the educator ranks, but are people who work 'in' and 'on' the business of schools.

Edleaders would like to thank the following thought leaders and educators for their assistance in the curation of the 2023 Edleaders Impact List.

Adriano Di Prato

Academic & Author

Adriano is the Academic Operations Manager at LCI Melbourne, a progressive art and design institute part of a global network of 23 campuses founded as LaSalle College International in Montreal Canada for 60 years ago. He is co-host of leading Australian educational podcast, #GameChangers, and co-author of the Hawker Brownlow Education bestseller book, ‘Game Changers: Leading Today’s Learning for Tomorrow’s World.’

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David Mulford

School Leadership Consultant

Dr David Mulford was a School Principal of three independent schools from 1992 to 2018. His last appointment was as Headmaster of Newington College from 2009–2018. 

His qualifications include a Bachelor of Economics, Masters of Education and a Doctorate of Education. In addition, he is a graduate of the AICD and a Fellow of ACE.

Dr Mulford has an educational leadership consulting business and volunteers with a number of charities.

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Mathilda Joubert

President ACEL WA & Director

Mathilda Joubert is Director of Excellence and Innovation at Sheridan and lectures in creativity, school improvement, leadership, management and research methods in both the Faculties of Education and Business. She is currently the President of the Australian Council for Educational Leadership (ACEL) in Western Australian and has facilitated successful school improvement programs in more than 500 schools around the world. Mathilda’s expertise in creativity and innovation is recognised internationally across the education, arts, business and voluntary sectors.

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Louka Parry

Education Futurist

Louka Parry is the CEO + Founder of The Learning Future, an organisation that supports schools, systems and companies to thrive in tomorrow’s world. An Australia Top 100 Innovator, he is a former teacher and became a school principal at only 27 years old, awarded the Inspirational Public Secondary Teacher of the Year for South Australia. Louka works globally (in English and Spanish) and has supported tens of thousands of educators and leaders globally to increase their positive impact.

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