Dr Ben Jensen
CEO, Learning First Ben has considerable experience in education reform, advising governments in numerous countries. Previously the Director of the School Education Program at the Grattan Institute, Ben is now founding CEO of Learning First, a social enterprise working to reform school education. His research on education and school leadership has had a significant impact in Australia and internationally.
Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group Larry Kamener is founder and global leader of The Boston Consulting Group’s Public Sector practice. Larry has advised the Australian, New Zealand, Victorian, Queensland and New South Wales governments in the areas of education, welfare, justice, policing, health care, energy and transport.
Dr Barbara Watterston
Director, Watterston Consulting Dr Barbara Watterston has held a number of teaching and school leadership positions and has managed large consultancy teams within the education and not-for-profit community sectors. She currently advises organisations in relation to the development of school and system leaders. Barbara’s research and facilitation focuses on the design and delivery of professional learning projects and programs to develop, enhance and promote the work of the profession, and in particular, school and system leadership.
Former Executive Principal, Victorian government schools Glenn has over 45 years’ experience in education as a teacher and school leader. From 2008 to 2015, Glenn was Executive Principal of Hume Secondary College, where he invested in building leadership capacity and drove significant improvements in student outcomes.
Melodie Potts Rosevear
CEO and Founder, Teach For Australia Melodie developed the original vision and business plan for Teach For Australia while completing her Master’s in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. In 2014, Westpac and The Australian Financial Review named Melodie one of the 100 Women of Influence in recognition of her contribution to combating educational inequity in Australia.