Science and education leader to run schools policy at Grattan

by John Daley


Grattan Institute is delighted to announce the appointment of Peter Goss as School Education Program Director.

Peter is a Harvard-educated biologist who has worked on primary school education with Cape York Indigenous leader Noel Pearson and advised the Commonwealth Government’s International Education Advisory Council in preparation for the 2013 Chaney report.

Raised overseas but based in Melbourne, Peter is a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group, with a focus on human and social services, health care and education. He has been at BCG since 2007.

Prior to BCG, Peter completed a PhD in systems biology at Harvard University in 1998, and had a range of leadership roles in biotech commercialisation before moving into management consulting.

Grattan Institute chief executive John Daley said Peter would bring a wealth of insight, private sector knowhow, and local and overseas experience to the role.

“He’s passionate about the role of school education in creating a good society, and I am certain he will sustain Grattan’s leadership in school education policy in Australia.”

He replaces Ben Jensen, Grattan’s first School Education Program Director, whose groundbreaking work on restoring teaching and student learning to the centre of the Australian education debate can be accessed under the School Education section of this website.

For further enquiries: John Daley. CEO
M. +61 (0) 407 004 231 T. +61 (3) 9035 6660 E. john.daley@grattan.edu.au