Our Staff

Cambridge Education is led by a team of highly accomplished educational leaders. Our management team is made up of recognised experts in government policy, school improvement, leadership development, instructional design, student achievement and blended learning.

Dr Rita Ellul

Technical Director

Dr Rita Ellul has had a 30-year career in education, in school, regional and system roles with the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Rita has broad experience in professional learning for teachers and school leaders, including online learning. Rita has led a range of school-based research projects including the innovative use of new and emerging technologies and games-based learning and has also worked in policy development. Rita has experience in all facets of project management, including conceptual development, detailed project planning and evaluation. She has experience managing complex projects involving wide-ranging stakeholders such as government, schools, universities, contractors and corporate partners.

Brenda Wilkinson

Senior Education Consultant

Brenda has over 20 years of experience as a senior manager in the education, not-for-profit and corporate sectors. She has been a member of senior leadership teams in several independent schools with oversight of areas including; strategic planning, governance, risk management, contract management, finance and technology. Brenda holds a Masters degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Commerce. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a graduate of the Institute of Company Directors. She brings business development, contract management and project management experience to the team.

Kate Baulch

Senior Project Manager

An experienced manager, project manager and facilitator, who has worked across primary, secondary and tertiary education sectors over the past 30 years.
Extensive experience in managing and overseeing state and national projects from project initiation to project closure, working with a broad range of stakeholders and clients within government and non-government organisations.
Experience in education policy review, development and implementation and in the regulation of teachers and schools including undertaking school reviews.
Has developed and reviewed state and national curriculum and associated support materials and advice. Has considerable experience in developing assessment strategies and advice for teachers and schools.
Significant expertise in the design and delivery of professional learning programs for teachers and courses of study in the tertiary sector.
Extensive experience in public speaking and facilitation, briefing sessions, conference keynote addresses and workshops and comprehensive professional learning programs.

Courtney Walker

Education Project Manager

Courtney provides thorough and comprehensive management of Cambridge Education’s suite of programs. She is involved in the successful delivery of large scale, high profile programs and provides support to our consultancy work. Her broad experience encompasses: financial management and cost control, software and online platform support and contract coordination. In addition to this, Courtney’s breadth of experience extends to coordinating state-wide workshops, twilight seminars, international conferences working with internal and external clients from a variety of government and private sectors.

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