Leslie Loble, Deputy secretary, education futures and governance, NSW Department of Education
Leslie Loble is shaping the future of education. In addition to leading the negotiation and implementation of the Gonski school funding reforms and introducing preschools for 3-yearolds, Loble leads the Education for a Changing World initiative, developing policies and reforms to ensure education prepares young people to successfully navigate a more complex world. As part of this work, she established the Catalyst Lab, which is currently leading a new challenge with 600 schools. The Lab encourages real innovation by placing power in the hands of those on the front line, while the Department of Education plays a supporting role. Loble is also working with experts around NSW and globally to build an evidence base around how educators can best prepare students to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.