Former Prime Minister of Australia and Chair of the Global Partnership for Education
Julia Gillard is Board Chair of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), the only global fund solely dedicated to education, working with more than 80 developing countries. She accepted the role in 2014 after a distinguished career in public service in Australia, serving as Prime Minister between 2010 and 2013.
In her earlier ministerial roles, Ms Gillard delivered nation-changing policies including reforming Australia’s education policies at every level from early childhood to university education. In October 2012, she received worldwide attention for her speech in Parliament on the treatment of women in professional and public life.
Ms Gillard is Patron of CAMFED, the Campaign for Female Education and is a Distinguished Fellow at the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution.