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Teach For Australia appoints two new Board Members

Monday, March 25th, 2024

Teach For Australia has appointed two new Board Members to ensure it is best placed to drive education equity.

Kirsten Andrews, Vice President of External Engagement at the University of Sydney, and David Williams, Founder and Principal of Clansadale Consulting have joined the Board this month.

Ms Andrews has extensive experience in leadership and strategic management across government, non-for-profit and the higher education sector.

Andrews joined the University of Sydney in 2013 and has been instrumental in transforming the media and government relations function, while also leading issues management and enhancing the Vice Chancellor’s profile.

Prior to that, Ms Andrews held senior positions at the National Heart Foundation, served as Chief of Staff to a federal minister, and was the Deputy Director of Communications to the Premier of New South Wales.

“I’m honoured to have the opportunity to contribute to the incredible work of Teach For Australia,” Ms Andrews said.

“I look forward to working with the Board and committed staff to bring us closer to providing every child with the quality education they deserve.”

Mr Williams is a seasoned leader with over 35 years of experience in community, state and national public policy and administration.

With a background as a social worker and a criminologist, he excels at driving positive social change and achieving collaborative outcomes at the highest levels of government in Australia.

As a Senior Executive in the Commonwealth Environment Department, Mr Williams achieved significant milestones in conserving and protecting Australia’s heritage, with particular emphasis on First Nations cultural sites.

Through fostering genuine reconciliation, he led the successful listing of the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape as a World Heritage site and to nominate the Murujuga Cultural Landscape.

“Joining the Teach For Australia Board is an enormous privilege,” Mr Williams said.

“Drawing from over three decades of experience and driven by the pursuit of social equity and justice, I am eager to help TFA continue to grow a community of passionate leading teachers across the country.”

CEO, Melodie Potts Rosevear OAM said the organisation was fortunate to welcome their important skills and expertise to the Board.

“Kirsten and David bring essential expertise and experience that will further enhance our Board strength,” Ms Potts Rosevear said.

“Most importantly, they bring their personal passion and tremendous energy to our purpose: advancing educational equity for all children in Australia.”

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