G9 Education Partners


The partners are:

Pamela Macklin


M: + 61 431 717 127

Pamela is the Managing Director of Zbar Consulting. She has held a number of senior positions in Australian education, including Deputy CEO (Professional Resources) at the Australian Council for Educational Research and Deputy CEO of Curriculum Corporation. Her interests lie in leadership coaching, the management of organisational change and improvement, educational policy, curriculum,assessment and school improvement. Her most recent publication, Leadership coaching: How to take your school's performance to the next level, was published by the Centre for Strategic Education in February 2012.


M: + 61 408 308 382


Graham Marshall

Graham is an educational consultant working at a school and system level, specialising in leadership development, teacher performance and development, school improvement, and school organisation matters. He is Senior Research Fellow in the Graduate School of Education The University of Melbourne and a former General Manager, Human Resources in the Victorian Department of Education. He has recently been working extensively at a national level with the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) on policy and school practice issues related to teacher performance and development.

Dr Dahle Suggett


M:+ 61 409 555 068


Dahle has held senior executive positions in the public and private sectors, including, most recently, Deputy Director-General, Strategy and Policy, Department of Premier and Cabinet NSW; Deputy Secretary, Policy and Research, DEECD; and Director, the Allen Consulting Group. She has led numerous successful education reform strategies e.g. curriculum and assessment, accountability, and teacher quality. Dahle’s recent consultancies have focused on large system improvement strategies (OECD); school networks and system leadership (DEECD); internationalising the curriculum (Asia Education Foundation); and 21st century teaching and learning priorities (Singtel/Optus). Her recent publications include Towards Participation 3.0,with the Allen Consulting Group for 22 government departments; Improvement at Scale, a system case study for the OECD, Australia in the Asian Century: Implications for Australian schooling, CSE; and The Implementation Challenge, ANZSOG.


M: + 61 401 122 388


Chris Wardlaw


Chris is an experienced educator who has worked across jurisdictions and pre-primary through to senior secondary sectors, and in a variety of roles as teacher, consultant, and educational administrator. Chris recently retired as Deputy Secretary, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Victoria. His prior position was Deputy Secretary for Education for the Hong Kong Government. Chris can support school/education leaders in identifying and gaining ownership of their strategic priorities, and the key implementation steps for sustained improvement in curriculum, pedagogy, assessment and reporting.