Gregory Whitby, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta
Gregory Whitby is an innovative educator who is passionate about rethinking the nature of schooling in a digital age.
Whitby’s most notable initiatives in the past 12 months include receiving the final development approval for Santa Sophia Catholic College; the development of Westmead Catholic Community; and the creation of the directorate of data intelligence.
Santa Sophia Catholic College is the first school to be purpose-built within a town community, comprising of learning areas, creative and performance hubs, open space, and sporting facilities, with plans for an on-site childcare centre for 60 children. The Westmead Catholic Community will bring together four schools, two primary schools and two secondary schools, as well as the local parish community, onto a single site, located within a major health and education precinct. Meanwhile, the directorate of Data Intelligence was for developing a whole-of-system strategic direction for data intelligence, gathering, and analysis in order to drive system transformation and support decision-making; as well as to maintain high-quality data intelligence delivery to enable the understanding of the key performance indicators that drive system performance.