Adam is an expert commentator and consultant specialising in partnership development and network building in and around schools. Adam is a Board Member of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), regular Education Analyst for Channel 10's 'The Project' and a contributor for the Australian Financial Review. As former CEO of the Foundation for Young Australians and Education Foundation Australia, Adam has a background in non-profit leadership and has generated in excess of $20 million in philanthropic and corporate investment in Australian schools. Adam is passionate about promoting equity and excellence in all schools and encouraging additional philanthropic support of school education. Adam was named Young Executive of the Year by BOSS Magazine.
 
Adam's current clients include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Royal Children's Hospital Education Institute, Australian Institute for Teaching & School Leadership, Australian Council for Educational Leaders and the Koshland Innovation Fund.

Adam is an inspirational and insightful Speaker, Consultant, Facilitator and Master of Ceremonies. Having addressed close to 100,000 people in more than 15 countries including Australia, The United States, Finland, The United Kingdom, India, Qatar and Hong Kong, Adam is recognised and celebrated as a young, dynamic leader, thinker and advocate.  Adam has appeared regularly on a range of television programs, in radio interviews and has published a range of articles and compelling opinion pieces.

Keynote Topics

  • The journey to becominng a young CEO - peaks and pitfalls
  • Too much too soon - the changing face of leadership for Generation Y
  • Generation Y leading in a Baby Boomers World
  • Harnessing the power and potential of Generation Y
  • Corporations changing communities - examples of corporate Australia creating social impact
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