Valerie Hannon

Valerie Hannon is a Co-Founder of Innovation Unit. With a background in leadership of education systems, research, teaching, and capacity building, she is now an established thought leader in the field of education innovation.

Valerie has been consultant in support of change programmes in numerous systems, including the UK, Europe, USA , Australia and Africa.

She is a founding member and Director of the Global Education Leaders Partnership (GELP) supporting jurisdictions globally to scale their innovation and transform their systems.

Valerie is senior consultant to the OECD Innovative Learning Environments program, and a regular contributor and adviser to the World Summit on Innovation in Education (WISE). She leads the IU team supporting the Australian schools innovation initiative Learning Frontiers sponsored by AITSL.

She is a regular keynote speaker and facilitator at international conferences and workshops. Valerie’s publications include Learning A Living: radical innovation in education for work (Bloomsbury, 2012) as lead author; and Redesigning Education: shaping learning systems around the globe (Booktrope, May 2013) which she co-authored. Her latest publication, What is Learning For? appears in the European Journal of Education Vol 50 (Jan 2015).