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QELi CEO honoured with award

12 September 2013

QELi CEO honoured with award

Commitment ... Dr Stephen Brown.

The CEO of the Queensland Education Leadership Institute, Dr Stephen Brown, has been recognised for his substantial contribution to national education leadership.

Dr Brown was presented with the Australian Council of Education Leaders (ACEL) 2013 Miller-Grassie Award.

With more than 30 years of education experience across Victoria and Queensland, Dr Brown has a wealth of expertise within the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, and has an international reputation as an outstanding system leader, thinker and educator. He has authored numerous research papers on public sector change, leadership, and organisational redesign.

ACEL Queensland executive secretary and director leadership research at the University of Southern Queensland Professor Dorothy Andrews said Dr Brown's commitment throughout his career to promoting education leadership made him a strong candidate for the Miller-Grassie Award.

'Dr Brown has demonstrated his commitment to the concept of lifelong learning, not only for himself, but for education professionals throughout Australia and internationally,' Professor Andrews said.

'The Miller-Grassie Award was designed to recognise those who have made a significant contribution to the study and practice of educational leadership at both a state and national level, and Dr Brown's work has strongly impacted on the profession.'

Dr Brown said it was essential that Australian education professionals at all levels were supported and given the opportunity to grow professionally and expand their skills.

'The development of current and future leaders is one of the critical factors in achieving long term education success and better outcomes for both schools and individual students.

'I am honoured to be the recipient of such a prestigious Award and I thank the ACEL for their outstanding work and commitment to education leadership in Australia.'

The Miller-Grassie Award, honouring the life and work of two foundation members of ACEL, is given annually to recognise an outstanding Queensland educational leader or team whose achievements have shown exceptional merit in ways that are reflective of the ideas and work of these two pioneering educational leaders.

Established as a not-for-profit organisation in June 2010, the Queensland Education Leadership Institute (QELi) helps develop education leaders to improve student outcomes. Attracting participants from across Australia and the world, it is a partnership between the Queensland Department of Education and Training, Queensland Catholic Education Commission and Independent Schools Queensland.

For more information visit the QELi website.

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