Our team is made up of dedicated professionals with decades of experiences serving in education, community, and leadership. With a diverse group of experts, we're equipped to provide all the products and services required to support a School for tomorrow.
Phil Cummins is an educator by trade and conviction. For over three decades, he's been teaching, thinking, writing, speaking, and leading in schools and tertiary institutions all over the world. Phil is an Associate Professor of Education and Enterprise at Alphacrucis College, Managing Director at CIRCLE - The Centre for Innovation, Research, Creativity and Leadership in Education, and MD Global Advice at dISC - digitally Integrated Student Communities. He's a member of a range of professional associations and has been awarded fellowships by the Institute of Managers and Leaders Australia and New Zealand and the Royal Society of Arts. Phil has formed a view that an education for character, competency and wellness is the reason why we do “school”; it's the whole work of a school.
Adriano Di Prato is a learning designer, prominent educational thought leader and was the social architect of a new dynamic learning ecosystem titled Polaris, a vision for faith, learning and life for a new world environment. Adriano is a former President of the Victorian Catholic Secondary Schools Deputy Principals Association (VCSSDPA). He was on the VCSSDPA Executive for 10 years. In 2015 Adriano was awarded Life Membership (Honorary) by the VCSSDPA for significant contributions to Catholic education. As an alumnus of the University of Melbourne, Adriano is part of their Access Connections Mentoring Program and currently mentors a 3rd year Film & Animation student. In 2019, Adriano was selected on The Educators AU annual Hot List of movers and shakers in Australian education. Adriano is the former Deputy Principal of Marcellin College, Bulleen and Caroline Chisholm Catholic College, Braybrook Australia.
Matthew Donlon has valuable experience in global markets, and has worked in private banking in Singapore, and management consulting in Europe, Asia and both North and South America. His current focus sees him overseeing operations for our global education, technology and finance interests. In addition, he works on Business Development, both domestically and internationally, with a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region. Matthew also supports program design and delivery with a particular focus on business, entrepreneurship and management.
Leann Wilson is a Bidjara and Kara/Kara First Nation descendent, and acknowledges her South Sea Islander heritage. She was born, raised and spent most of her life in Barcaldine in Central Western Queensland. Leann began her working life as a jillaroo and roo shooter in Central and Southwest Queensland before securing other opportunities. Leann has had several decades in government at both state and federal levels as well as the Australian Red Cross. She is known for her high level analytical and conceptual skills, with experience and expertise in strength-based thinking, developing and implementing place-based strategies and initiatives. In the past 7 years she has co-designed a successful bespoke business model with her cousin, Mal, and the multinational company, Ausenco.
Brad Adams has been Director of Education for CIRCLE for the past five years and brings to his role over 25 years of experience in university administration, teaching and school leadership in Toronto, Canada, and most recently as a Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Tasmania. He was, until 2014, the Executive Director of the International Boys' Schools Coalition (IBSC), an association comprising leading independent and state boys' schools in all regions of the world, and dedicated to best of class practice and collaborative research. He is the steward of our team's passion for and commitment to unleashing the leadership potential of teachers and schools to improve student learning.
Mark Hutchinson is Professor of History and Vice President, Development at Alphacrucis College. By training and oeuvre an intellectual historian, he has been University Historian for two major universities, and remains an honorary academic at three. He has been a productive writer and speaker in national and international forums, including involvement as a project director, distinguished lecturer, and editor/publisher of and/or contributor to over 120 academic books and articles. His work as a strategist and academic administrator in K-12 and University-level education have engaged most Christian traditions in Australia, and he works extensively across Europe and North America. He is Fellow at both the Institute for Studies of Religion, Baylor University, Texas, and the Andrew F. Walls Centre for the Study of African and Asian Christianity, UK.
Our Associates make up the leadership of our Orbitals Team. This team was formed to provide the energy, commitment and imagination required to imbue a School for tomorrow. with authentic youth leadership and enterprise. As digital natives and consumers of education themselves, our Orbitals Team are uniquely positioned to understand our desired products and the processes by which we might bring them to our members.
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