Adam Smith (Australia)

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Adam Smith "is the Chief Executive Officer of Australia's largest independent not for profit organisation supporting public education – Education Foundation Australia. One of Australia's youngest CEOs, Adam Smith has worked across the education, youth development and philanthropic sectors, both in Australia, and internationally.

"He is Vice Chair of the Foundation for Young Australians; a Director of the US based International Youth Foundation and a founding committee member of Changemakers Australia.

"Adam is a passionate advocate for children and young people and has an unfaltering commitment to supporting public education in Australia. He tirelessly seeks and attains additional private and philanthropic investment to build a greater sense of capacity and pride in our public schools. Adam has represented children and young people in a senior advocacy role at the United Nations General Assembly, has worked with the Coalition for the Homeless in New York and in more than 150 schools across Australia.

"Adam embodies an approach to leadership that is values based, collaborative, bold and aspirational. He is not bound by geography, hierarchy, age or culture. He is passionate and deeply committed to his work and looks forward to continuing to catalyse change." [1]

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  1. Adam Smith, Changemakers Australia, accessed June 22, 2008.