Robin Francis

Robin has had a long career as a senior executive in organisational and leadership development in the government and not-for-profit sectors in Australia.  She played a significant role in introducing new approaches to leadership development and capability building across the Queensland Public Sector, including experiential development methods, scenario planning, international forums, coaching, and cross-departmental leadership networks that fostered innovation and collaboration in policy development and service delivery. Her national and international experience in Asia also focused on building management capability across health care sectors and she has been a speaker at numerous state, national and international forums on issues of organisational and workforce development.

Robin’s work with Ithaca Group includes contributions to research and evaluative assessment in national educational policy projects, critical analysis of educational policy issues, thought leadership addressing organisational and workforce capability challenges, and executive coaching.

Rod McDonald
Principal and Managing Director
A nationally recognised and respected public policy expert with a deep understanding of the Australian education system and a reputation for providing insightful and lucid advice.
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Margo Couldrey
A perceptive policy analyst and facilitator specialising in the development, analysis and evaluation of policy and programs.
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Neil Edwards
A shrewd thought leader with a passion for governance and responsible public policy developed through chairman and CEO roles in government and industry.
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Jacqui Fyffe
An insightful researcher and writer who can rapidly analyse and illuminate complex topics.
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Mary Dickie
An experienced and creative researcher skilled in developing strategies for social and environmental change .
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Maria Tarrant
A strategic thinker with strong expertise in policy development and advocacy in all education sectors.
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Anita Roberts
An astute project leader with a knack for producing candid and compelling reports from focused research and consultation.
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Peter Skippington
A committed educator with expertise in the policy and practice of teaching, learning and assessment.
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Katy O'Callaghan
A talented social policy analyst and researcher who brings insight and creative thinking to the education and training, health and community sectors.
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Laura Price
Project Assistant
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