Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board

The Gonski Institute for Education is guided by an Advisory Board which consists of senior members of the UNSW community, leaders of industry, business, government and philanthropy and school practitioners/leaders. The Advisory Board plays an important role in the development and success of the Institute by providing considered advice and recommendations on priorities. Members also support the Institute’s mission and goals.

Mr Ian Narev                                                                                                                                     

Chair, Former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer                                                             

Commonwealth Bank of Australia                                                                                                          


Dr John Vallance

Deputy Chair, State Librarian and Chief Executive

State Library of New South Wales


Professor Eileen Baldry

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Inclusion and Diversity

UNSW Sydney


Professor Merlin Crossley

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic

UNSW Sydney


Professor Kim Beswick

Head of School, School of Education

UNSW Sydney


Professor Megan Davis

Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous

UNSW Sydney


Mr Chris Shaw

Principal, Hillvue Public School (Tamworth)

NSW Department of Education


Mr Eddie Woo

Head Teacher Mathematics, Cherrybrook Technology High School

NSW Department of Education


Mr John Bush

General Manager, Education

Paul Ramsay Foundation


Ms Leslie Loble

Deputy Secretary, External Affairs and Regulation

NSW Department of Education


Professor Kristy Muir

Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Social Impact

UNSW Sydney