Our ambassadors

Being a Good to Great Schools Australia ambassador


Good to Great Schools Australia receives a lot of support from leaders across government, business, community and education institutions. Our supporters include former board members, others who have played a role in helping achieve our success, and professionals who have partnered with us over the years. We also get many people who reach out because they believe in what we are trying to achieve and want to help.

We have set up an ambassadors program as a way to enable such distinguished people to help promote our work and ultimately support us to achieve our vision. Ambassadors share our values and resonate with what we are trying to achieve. They use their profile to raise awareness of our work, help us reach wider audiences and influence our target audiences.

We are kicking off our ambassadors program with two eminent Australians who have made a significant contribution to Australian life already throughout their careers.

Reverend Bill Crews

Reverend Bill Crews is a Uniting Church minister who has worked for many years in support of disadvantaged Australians, including the elderly and homeless.

He is chairman and founder of the Exodus Foundation, co-founder of the First Life Education Centre, and CEO and founder of The Bill Crews Charitable Trust, which operates a literacy program for Indigenous children in the Northern Territory.

Reverend Crews is one of Australia’s 100 National Living Treasures, and was awarded an International Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Foundation.

Christopher Pyne

Christopher Pyne was elected to the House of Representatives for the seat of Sturt in 1993. He retired from the Parliament in 2019.

Christopher was a Minister in the Howard, Abbott, Turnbull and Morrison governments, serving as Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Ageing, Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Minister for Defence and Minister for Defence Industry.

In his time as Education Minister, he reformed the national curriculum, introduced compulsory literacy and numeracy testing for Australian teaching graduates, expanded explicit instruction teaching in remote schools in northern Australia, and delivered the National Innovation and Science Agenda. In 2006, he founded ‘headspace: the Youth Mental Health Initiative’.

Before entering Parliament, Christopher practised as a solicitor.

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