Cameron Smith

CEO and Founder, Bennett Day School
  • United States of America
Susan Hopgood

President, Education International

Susan Hopgood is President of Education International and former Federal Secretary of the Australian Education Union (AEU). She began her career as a mathematics teacher and later served with the union full-time in the position of Women’s Officer, a job she held until 1993. She was elected to AEU’s top office in 2006, the first woman to achieve that position. Ms. Hopgood was appointed President of EI by the Executive Board in 2009 and elected President at the 6th EI World Congress in Cape Town in 2011.
Andreas Schleicher

Director, Education and Skills, OECD

Andreas Schleicher is Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. As a key member of the OECD Senior Management team, Mr. Schleicher supports the Secretary-General’s strategy to produce analysis and policy advice that advances economic growth and social progress. He promotes the work of the Directorate for Education and Skills on a global stage and fosters co-operation both within and outside the OECD. In addition to policy and country reviews, the work of the Directorate includes the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC), the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS), and the development and analysis of benchmarks on the performance of education systems (INES). Before joining the OECD, Mr. Schleicher was Director for Analysis at the International Association for Educational Achievement (IEA). He studied Physics in Germany and received a degree in Mathematics and Statistics in Australia. He is the recipient of numerous honours and awards, including the “Theodor Heuss” prize, awarded in the name of the first president of the Federal Republic of Germany for “exemplary democratic engagement”. He holds an honorary Professorship at the University of Heidelberg.