" Our team comprises educational researchers, previous principals and senior leaders from educational organisations who are committed to improving student outcomes through building leadership expertise. "

The Centre for Educational Leadership Team

Colin Donald
Colin Donald
Programme Manager

Colin is the Programme Manager and facilitator at Future Learning Solutions' Centre for Education Leadership supporting and developing the Growing…

Richard Newton
Richard Newton
Leadership – programme design and facilitation

Richard Newton has a number of key responsibilities within the CEL team. These include:

  • Design and Delivery Lead: NSW DoE Growing Grea…
Debra Masters
Debra Masters
Leadership – programme design and facilitation

Debra Masters has worked internationally to support teachers, schools and education systems to develop an evaluation mindframe – to know what works…

Ally Gibbons
Ally Gibbons
Leadership – programme design and facilitation

Ally joined the Centre for Educational Leadership in October 2020 as an Educational Leadership Facilitator. 

As a Māori woman, a Māori lead…

Accredited Facilitators

Colin Donald
Colin Donald
Programme Manager

Colin is the Programme Manager and facilitator at Future Learning Solutions' Centre for Education Leadership supporting and developing the Growing Great Leaders™ course and delivering leadership PL…

Linda Bendikson
Linda Bendikson
Accredited Facilitator

Linda has been involved in educational leadership her whole life, as a principal of a two-teacher school, as an adviser to rural schools, as a deputy principal of a large, urban primary school and…

Richard Newton
Richard Newton
Leadership – programme design and facilitation

Richard Newton has a number of key responsibilities within the CEL team. These include:

  • Design and Delivery Lead: NSW DoE Growing Great Leaders (GGL) Program for newly appointed princi…
Ally Gibbons
Ally Gibbons
Leadership – programme design and facilitation

Ally joined the Centre for Educational Leadership in October 2020 as an Educational Leadership Facilitator. 

As a Māori woman, a Māori leader, Māori educator,  Māori lifelong learner, Māori…

Debra Masters
Debra Masters
Leadership – programme design and facilitation

Debra Masters has worked internationally to support teachers, schools and education systems to develop an evaluation mindframe – to know what works to get the best outcomes for learners.

De…