Martin leads the Innovation Unit’s portfolio of innovation projects in Australia. Much of his current work is in the compulsory education sector and involves innovation partnerships with a range of systems and sectors across Australia to radically redesign their professional practice in ways that will deeply engage all students. In the families space Martin is also part of a team supporting the design and delivery of innovation methods to generate new and irresistible offers to families using early learning and care services.
Martin is an experienced educational leader, facilitator and researcher. Before joining Innovation Unit, Martin was an executive member at the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) where he had oversight of the teacher quality, improvement and innovation portfolio. Martin has held several principal positions in New Zealand and has been involved in mentoring first time principals, managing ICT professional development clusters and building communities of learners around common achievement challenges.
Martin has also spent time in Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia as a consultant working with government organisations on a range of education reforms.
There remain children and families whose early learning and development needs go unmet. We believe that every young Australian deserves a great start to life, and an even better future.
New, better, lower cost solutions to big social challenges are urgently needed. We need widespread, affordable, new and better solutions for whole populations now.
Scale and innovation in early years – roundtable discussion
On Thursday 25th May 2017 we’ll be holding a roundtable event in London for a select group of early years leaders, innovators and experts.