Advisory Council

Drawing on educational leadership expertise globally

Our Advisory Council comprises ten senior education leaders from around the world, including leading academics, practitioners, leadership development experts and consultants from the countries where BTS Spark is most active. Their role is to advise on the strategy and direction of BTS Spark, as we seek to continually grow and expand the impact of our work as a not-for-profit initiative.

Advisory Council members meet regularly to discuss the priority development needs of school leaders in different contexts, to explore how educational leadership is evolving, and to consider the most impactful ways in which BTS Spark can lever its expertise to contribute to the challenge of supporting school leaders around the world.

Anthony Mackay Advisory Council Chair

Anthony Mackay

Anthony is Deputy Chancellor Swinburne University, Melbourne, Honorary Senior Fellow, Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne; Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Education Southern Cross University, Australia; and Visiting Professor, International Centre for Educational Enhancement, University of Bolton, UK.

Anthony is CEO, Centre for Strategic Education, Melbourne and Co-Chair of Learning Creates Australia. He is immediate past Chair and current Board Director of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER); was the inaugural Chair of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL); and the inaugural Deputy Chair of the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).

Anthony is co-founder of the Global Education Leaders Partnership (GELP) and was Foundation Chair of the Innovation Unit UK. He is an Expert Advisor to OECD, to the WISE Leadership Network, and the Global Cities Education Network. He is a Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar and co-convenor of the Brookings / NCEE Knowledge Exchange.

Anthony is the Moderator for the annual International Summit on the Teaching Profession and Co-Moderator of the High Performing Systems for Tomorrow Program.

Meet more of our Advisory Council members below ...

Susan Douglas

Susan Douglas Senior Adviser, Schools, British Council Chief Executive Office, The Eden Academy Trust

Angela Falkenberg

Angela Falkenberg President, Australian Primary Principals Association

Toby Greany

Toby Greany Professor of Education, University of Nottingham

Eric Jones

Eric Jones Chief, Learning Design, National Center on Education & The Economy

Trivina Kang

Trivina Kang Chief Strategy and Partnerships Officer at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Susan Patrick

Susan Patrick Consultant and Senior Advisor, Susan Patrick Consulting, Washington DC

Pasi Sahlberg

Pasi Sahlberg Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Melbourne

Michael Stevenson

Michael Stevenson Co-chair Global Education Leadership Partnership, Senior Consultant OECD

Jordan Tinney

Jordan Tinney Leadership consultant, retired Superintendent of Surrey Schools District, Canada