Dr Darryl Gauld is a 6th generation Australian who is in his 4th decade in educational leadership and management roles. In addition to having worked as a School Principal since 1994, he has taught learners from most countries at primary, secondary, and tertiary schools, RTOs/TAFEs, higher education providers, universities, through to large corporations, since the 1980s. He has consistently been a leader and pioneer, in multi-sector international education, and is revered for his contribution in Australia and around the world. Dr Gauld has also been the CEO of Education Groups, in Sydney and Queensland; the CEO of Charles Darwin University’s, Sydney Campus; the Campus Manager of the University of New England’s, Sydney Campus; and a Lead Lecturer at the Sydney Campus of Central Queensland University, Federation University Australia, and James Cook University. He is widely published on educational leadership.

After joining the GMAA (Graduate Management Association of Australia) Inc in 2000, Dr Gauld became a Fellow and the Vice-President. His award-winning Doctorate produced an Effective Teacher Model that has been published and presented, nationally and internationally. It also contributed to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, a decade later. In 2014, his updated, written version was published by Wiley-Blackwell’s Handbook of the Psychology of Training, Development and E-learning, by invitation. His peer-reviewed publications have also featured in prestigious Journals, such as the Journal of European Industrial Training. He has consulted to educational, security and financial organisations, including the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Sydney.

Dr Gauld has been a Director of Macquarie Grammar School Ltd, Treasurer of Sydney’s Regency Hyde Park, on the Executive of Chambers of Commerce, Regional Tourism Boards, the Sydney-San Francisco Sister City Committee (the oldest in Australia), President of Team Sydney Sports, and several other organisations. He has been the Deputy Chair of the Board of Directors of Crown Institute of Higher Education, Sydney, since 2016 and is now the CEO of Australian Centre of Further Education, Melbourne.  He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

On 26 January 2017, Dr Gauld was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia, in the Australia Day 2017 Honours List: “For service to education, and to social justice and human rights”.

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Dr Darryl Gauld OAM

DBA, MBA, MEd (TESOL), Grad Dip IT, Grad T Cert, BEd, Dip Teach, Cert IV TAA, JP (Qual)

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