Greg Whitby is a teacher, advocate, administrator and leader. His mission to transform schooling for every child and young person is driven by a strong commitment to justice and equity.
Focusing on improving the outcomes for each student in every learning environment through great teaching he has challenged and driven change of both the learning and teaching and digital enablers to support new and innovative teacher practice.
As a Catholic Education leader in the Parramatta and Wollongong Dioceses in NSW, Greg has led significant cultural change with a focus on innovation, collaboration and investment in teachers’ learning. Prior to this, he was a teacher and school leader in government and Catholic schools. He has also lectured in the faculty of business at Western Sydney University.
Greg has written extensively about education including as the author of Educating Gen Wi-Fi. His weekly column on education “Top of the Class” is syndicated across 22 NewsLocal papers in NSW.
Over 20 years and particularly the last several years, Greg Whitby has led a system transformation of Catholic Schooling which has influenced the global provision of schooling.
Through building on professional leadership teams he has positioned the systemic schools in CEDP to respond to ongoing challenges and opportunities over the next several years. The key to this work has been to place the responsibility for this in the hands of the system leaders so everyone is a participant. This has been done in a robust governance model which works with governance transparency.
Most importantly he has helped build a culture of trust, and a collaborative model of Church which focuses on Mission as its touchstone with the demand that we do Mission as the people of God in a collaborative faith community.
Greg will continue to challenge accepted thinking about learning and teaching for the change education can bring for all of us.