About Simon Breakspear

Dr Simon Breakspear is known internationally for helping educational leaders navigate disruptive change, develop innovation capabilities and drive continuous improvement for better learning.

Simon is a Research Fellow of the Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change at The Education University of Hong Kong, and the Executive Director of the leadership development organisation Agile Schools. He has advised and spoken to school and system leaders in over 10 countries.

Simon 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.  Simon began his work in education as a high school teacher in Sydney.

Recent Projects

Dr Simon Breakspear was invited to present by the Ontario Principals Council at this Leadership Symposium in August 2015. Part of his presentation included this short pre-recorded keynote on ‘Innovation for Better Learning’.

Working with Simon is the safest way to make sure a high profile, ambitious event for school leaders breaks new ground and leaves people wanting more. Nobody can engage, challenge, provoke, and entertain a room full of school leaders like Simon Breakspear.
- S. Tierney - Director, Education, Teaching & Learning Strategy Asia, Microsoft
Simon is exceptional in his approach and revolutionary in his ideas for education. He is a great asset to any organisation, looking to gain a refreshing and cutting-edge perspective in improving education.
- INTASE - Organiser of World Educational Leadership Summit 2015
Your keynote address was much appreciated and well received. Thank you for helping us support teachers and their students in schools.
- Joe Alvaro. President, Economics and Business Educators NSW
Your presentation was lively and engaging and a great way to start the second day of the conference! Your ideas and breadth of knowledge internationally were very well received and provoked a lot of discussion afterwards.
- Robyn Vidler. President, AUSTAFE Inc.
Charismatic, earnest and connecting well to every kind of audience, Simon has touched the lives of so many educational leaders, teachers and students. A great facilitator, curator and catalyst.
- Avnita Bir. Principal R.N Podar School Mumbai, India. Board Member, Central Board of Secondary Education
Simon's truly excellent presentation reinforced exactly what we wanted and provided challenges to inspire us further
- M.Piddington - Principal, Sydney Distance Education High School
Simon is a brilliant keynote speaker – engaging the audience with humour and charisma while delivering practical, meaningful content.
- Elizabeth Li - Producer of EduTECH and FutureSchools, Association and Communications Events
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