Ian Mackie

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Ian Mackie has had a long and distinguished career in Australian schools. He has worked across state systems in teaching and principal roles. In the 1990’s he was President of the Teachers’ Union and went on to a long career as a very senior public servant. He served as the first Training Ombudsman returning to schools in 2005 to achieve nationally acclaim for the “job guarantee” methodology now used in many high schools around the country. He left the Public Service as an Assistant Director General in 2011 to pursue his interest in improving outcomes for Indigenous students. This has led to his intense study and research into the use of Nudge Theory in all schools. He is connected at highest levels of government and business. In recent years he has taken a deep interest in International students starting the International Student Experience Association and advocating for the industry with government and education providers. He has an exceptional knowledge of all aspects of this industry. He currently engages in leadership development across all sectors of community and industry.