Greg Whitby has led a system of Catholic schools in the Dioceses of Wollongong and Parramatta over the past 15 years. He is widely recognised as an innovative educator who is passionate about rethinking the nature of schooling in a digital age and the role of learning environments and technology in supporting new pedagogies.
He has been instrumental in the development of new school and learning space designs to accommodate contemporary learning and teaching, building partnerships with business, government and community organisations.
Greg has worked with school and system leaders to build teacher capacity in order to improve the learning outcomes of every student. He has forged global partnerships with leading educational thinkers such as Michael Fullan, Viviane Robinson, Helen Timperley and Lyn Sharratt to strengthen the links between theory and classroom practice.
Greg has developed a strong national and international profile and regularly presents on educational change and leadership, school innovation and technology for learning. He was nominated to deliver the prestigious AW Jones Oration in 2011. In the same year, Greg was appointed to the Federal Government’s Digital Education Advisory Group. He is also the founding Chairman of CEnet (Catholic Education Network) – a not for profit company linking 745 schools across Australia on a robust virtual private network.
Greg is Fellow of the Australian College of Educators, the Australian Council for Educational Leaders and the Australian Institute of Management. He received a Papal Knighthood in the Order of St Gregory the Great for his outstanding contribution to Catholic education. Greg was also named the most innovative educator in Australia by the Bulletin Magazine in its annual SMART 100 awards, nominated by esteemed educator, Hedley Beare. In 2017, he was awarded the Sir Harold Wyndham Medal for his contribution to the education of young people in NSW.
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