About Simon Breakspear
Dr Simon Breakspear is known internationally for his practical insights on learning innovation and system reform. As the founder and Executive Director of Agile Schools, Simon has advised educational leaders across over 10 countries helping them to navigate disruptive change, develop innovation capabilities and drive continuous improvement for better learning.
Simon is a Research Fellow at The Hong Kong Institute of Education’s Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change. He holds Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Teaching, a Masters of International and Comparative Education from the University of Oxford and a PhD in education from the University of Cambridge. He was a Commonwealth Scholar at the University of Oxford and a Gates Scholar at the University of Cambridge.
Simon is the author of the influential papers ‘Talent Magnets: Attracting & Retaining Top Talent’, and ‘How does PISA Shape Education Policy’.
Simon began his work in education as a high school teacher in Sydney.
Simon’s unique fusion of applied research, real-world experience and dynamic style enables him to help senior leaders rethink assumptions and find innovative ways of leading for the future of learning.