As the founder and Executive Director of Agile Schools, Simon has advised educational leaders globally helping them to navigate disruptive change, develop innovation capabilities and drive continuous improvement for better learning.
Simon holds Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Teaching, a Masters of International and Comparative Education from the University of Oxford and a PhD in education from the University of Cambridge. He was a Commonwealth Scholar at the University of Oxford and a Gates Scholar at the University of Cambridge.
Ricky has significant leadership experience in education reform: working across schools, education systems and in the not for profit-sector. She was founding Director of the Centre for New Public Education, held system leadership positions in US school districts, and spent 7 years as a teacher and school leader.
Ricky is a Menzies Scholar and a graduate of Harvard where she completed a Masters of Education Policy and Management. She has a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Hon1) from the University of Sydney.
Nelson González is an expert in learning innovation and agile development processes. Based in California, Nelson is translating innovation lessons from Silicon Valley to enable educators teams to rapidly improve student learning. Nelson is currently the co-founder of Declara, a company that created an online collaborative platform that supports educators throughout Australia, the USA and Mexico to share effective practices. Previously, Nelson designed the Innovation Lab Network in the US supporting schools in over 10 states to impact learning outcomes.
Cale is a District Head of Innovation and former high school Principal in British Columbia, Canada. He is the co-author of 'Changing Change Using Learner-Centered Design', and works with schools, districts, health care professionals and industry leaders in Canada, the United States and in Asia. Cale uses the principles of Learner-Centered Design (LCD), Project-Based Learning, Instructional Rounds and Learning Sprints to help leaders empower their people as learners, and to co-design immersive, impactful learning experiences that build collective efficacy and create meaningful connections throughout their organizations.
Anthony Mackay is CEO, Centre for Strategic Education (CSE) Melbourne, Inaugural Chair, Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), and Inaugural Deputy Chair, Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).
Tony is Chair of the Global Education Leaders Partnership (GELP) and Inaugural Chair of the Innovation Unit Ltd, England. He is a consultant advisor to OECD/CERI and is Chair, National Institute for School Leadership, NCEE, Washington DC. Tony was a founding member of the Council of the National College for School Leadership, England UK.
Renee has experience working with some of the largest commodity and financial corporations in Australia, acting as a core part in small start-ups and working with well-known thought leaders in diverse fields.
Renee has achieved success in both Australia and in North America in business management and system operations. Originally from New Zealand, Renee now lives in Sydney, Australia.