Our Team

Ricky Campbell-Allen


Ricky Campbell-Allen is the Director of the Centre for New Public Education, an advocacy initiative of the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) and Head of Education for FYA. Previously, Ricky worked as the Director of State and Federal Grants, and as a primary advisor to the Chief Academic Officer, in Boston Public Schools (USA), managing federal education reform programs (Race To the Top) which aimed to improve students’ performance and build the capacity of teachers and school leaders across the system. Ricky began her professional life in the visual arts and consulting before managing an outdoor education company. She then studied teaching and spent seven years as a teacher and school leader in Sydney, Australia. Ricky has served in a number of leadership and representative roles in professional, faith and community organisations and has been involved in education initiatives in Nepal and Ethiopia. She is a Board Director of Australian Schools Plus Fund.

Ricky holds an Ed.M from Harvard University (Robert Gordon Menzies Harvard Scholar), a Dip.Ed from University of Canberra and Bachelor of Visual Arts (Hons) from the University of Sydney.

Email: Ricky.Campbellallen@fya.org.au

Ricky Campbell-Allen

Calum Lindsay-Field

Graduate, Learners Domain

Calum joined CNPE in mid-2012 as an intern from the University of Melbourne. Since then, Calum has come on board as an Associate and now as a Graduate, across the Learners Domain at FYA. In his work for CNPE, Calum focuses on media analysis and policy research. Calum is passionate about education having had several years experience as a speech therapy aide, a private tutor and a teacher assistant at Fitzroy Community School.

Calum holds a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Melbourne, majoring in Politics and Philosophy.

Calum contributes to CNPE's education news products Edunews & Eduweek. Subscribe free to both products by clicking the orange bar above.

Email: Calum.Lindsay-Field@fya.org.au

Calum Lindsay-Field

Daniel Carr

Policy Associate

Dan joined CNPE in early 2014 as a policy associate. Previously Dan was a Domain Head at a rural Victorian public school, teaching senior business and humanities subjects. He entered teaching through the Teach for Australia program, having become passionate about teaching while coordinating a supplementary economics tuition program at the University of Queensland and tutoring at several residential colleges.

While a student he gained experience in business as a summer analyst at Deloitte Consulting, Ernst & Young and Xstrata. While also working with the Financial Management Association of Australia and Left Right Think Tank, he served as a student representative on the Business, Economics and Law Faculty Board and Teaching and Learning Committee.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Economics Honours (First Class) from Monash University, a Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland, and a Graduate Diploma in Teaching from the University of Melbourne.

Read Daniel's analysis of Australian education news here (http://www.cnpe.org.au/author/daniel-carrfya-org-au/) and subscribe free to our education news products Edunews & Eduweek by clicking the orange bar above.

Email: Daniel.Carr@fya.org.au

Daniel Carr