Gregory Whitby

BADipEd(UWS), MEd(Sydney), GradDip(CCE Syd), MMgt(UWS)

Honorary Associate

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Professional biography

Greg Whitby is the Executive Director of Schools and leads a system of 78 Catholic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta - one of the fast growing dioceses in Australia. The diocese serves the Catholic community of greater western Sydney providing Catholic schooling for over 42,000 students and employing over 4,500 teachers and staff.

He has extensive experience in senior system leadership and K-12 schooling in government and non-government sectors. Over the past six years, Greg has worked with his system leaders to implement a whole of system approach to professional learning and teacher inquiry so as to improve student learning outcomes.

Greg has served nationally in many areas of educational leadership and was appointed in 2011 to the Australian Government's Digital Education Advisory Group.

In 2007, Greg was named the most innovative educator in Australia by the Bulletin Magazine in its annual SMART 100 awards, nominated by esteemed educator, Hedley Beare.

Greg is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Fellow of the Australian College of Educators and Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders.  He was also made a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management for his outstanding contribution to the advancement of education.

Greg has served in many areas of educational leadership including Commissioner of the Catholic Commission for Employment Relations (CCER) and the Catholic Education Commission (CEC), Chair of the Conference of Diocesan Directors Information and Communicative Technology Committee and Catholic sector representative on the Access Asia Management Committee. Greg is also the founding Chairman of CEnet (Catholic Education Network) – a not for profit company linking 745 schools across Australia on a robust virtual private network.

He is a regular keynote speaker at national and international conferences including Pearson Global Research Conference, 3rd International PBL symposium, Consortium of School Networking USA (CoSN), Oracle Open World, BLC2012, Boston and the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI). Greg was also a guest panelist at a 2012 Vivid Ideas Exchange event titled Bridging the Digital Divide.

In addition to writing his blog bluyonder, Greg engages with his colleagues in a global educational conversation via Twitter @GregWhitby.



Professional and community roles

  • Member of the Australian Government's Digital Education Advisory Group (DEAG)

  • Commissioner of the Catholic Commission for Employment Relations (CCER) and the Catholic Education Commission (CEC)

  • Chair, Church Resources National Information and Communication Technology Committee

  • Chairman of CENet (Catholic Education Network)

  • Chair, Systemic Schools Employment Relations Committee (SSERC)

  • Apple Distinguished Educator

  • Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (FACEL)

  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (FAIMM)

  • Member of the Australian College of Educators (MACE)