Advisory Board

The Commonwealth Education Hub is a pilot initiative of the Commonwealth Secretariat and is guided by a small Advisory Board comprised of representatives from governments, as well as experts from educational research institutions and organisations. Board members serve in an advisory capacity to the Commonwealth Secretary-General on substantive, technical and performance matters.

Current Board Members (May 2015 to May 2017)

  1. Mr. Deodat Maharaj, Deputy Secretary General, Economic and Social Development (Commonwealth Secretariat) (Chair)
  2. Her Excellency Professor Joyce Kikafunda, High Commissioner of Uganda (Uganda)
  3. His Excellency Mr. Ratu Naivakarurubalvu Solo, High Commissioner of Fiji (Fiji)
  4. Her Excellency Ms. Aloun Ndombet-Assamba, High Commissioner of Jamaica (Jamaica)
  5. His Excellency Mr. Gordon Campbell, High Commissioner of Canada (Canada)
  6. Her Excellency Ms. Foo Chia Hsia, High Commissioner of Singapore (Singapore)
  7. Professor Michael Crossley, Professor and Coordinator of Research Center for International and Comparative Studies (CICS), Director of Education in Small States Research Group, University of Bristol (UK)
  8. Professor John Kirkland, Deputy Secretary General of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) (UK)
  9. Samidha Garg, Principal Officer (Race Equality and International Relations), National Union of Teachers (UK)
  10. Dr. Jo Beall, Director of Education and Society, British Council (UK)
  11. Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning (India)
  12. Mr. Steve Packer, Consultant, Chair UK Forum for International Education and Training (UKFIET) (UK)
  13. Mr. Peter Williams, Consultant on International Education/President of Commonwealth Consortium for Education (CCFE) (UK)
  14. Professor Brenda Gourley, Representative, Council for Education on the Commonwealth (CEC) (UK)