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Jack Boyle

President, Post Primary Teachers' Association

Jack Boyle is the President of the New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association (PPTA), the union for secondary teachers in public schools across New Zealand. He was elected to PPTA's Executive Board in 2013 and served as Vice President in 2016.

Jack started his career teaching English and Drama in secondary schools in the lower North Island of New Zealand in 2005 where he also joined the PPTA and became an active member. Since then, Jack has been actively involved in campaigns at national, regional and international levels including chairing the PPTA's Behaviour and Workload Taskforces as well as being part of the Industrial Bargaining Team in 2015. He is committed to fairness, equity and social justice and believes that free public education is a cornerstone to achieving these in the world.


Angelo Gavrielatos

Project Director - Global Response

Angelo Gavrielatos is the Project Director at Educational International (EI) responsible for leading EI's response to the growing commercialisation and privatisation of education. He was the Federal President of the Australian Education Union (AEU) for 7 years prior to commencing work with EI. Angelo started his career in 1987 as a secondary teacher in South West Sydney, NSW.

Angelo's presentation (PDF, 900KB)

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Maurie Mulheron

President, NSW Teachers Federation
Deputy President, Australian Education Union

Maurie has been a teacher in Australia for over 35 years, beginning his teaching career in the outer south-western suburbs of Sydney.

Since then, Maurie has taught in a number of schools in rural, regional and metropolitan New South Wales (NSW).

For 10 years, until 2011, Maurie was Principal of Keira High School in Wollongong, NSW. In 2011, Maurie received a regional award from the NSW Department of Education for "Excellence in Leadership Demonstrated by a Principal".

Maurie represented the NSW Teachers Federation on the Federal Executive of the Australian Education Union (AEU) for over a decade. In February 2015, he was elected to the position of Deputy Federal President of the AEU.

He has represented the AEU at a number of Education International (EI) forums and conferences including the recently established EI Global Response Network which is coordinating opposition to the growing commercialisation and privatisation of education.

Maurie represents the Federation on the NSW Education Standard's Quality Teaching Committee and is a member of the University of Sydney Teacher Education Advisory Board (TEAB).

Maurie has been President of the NSW Teachers Federation since 2012 and was recently re-elected unopposed for another two-year term.

Maurie's presentation (PDF, 3MB)

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