In an education career of more than 25 years, Brian Ambrosio has worked in a range of Australian and International Educational Institutions. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Education & Math) from RMIT, Melbourne Australia, he was involved for 10 years as an educator in Australia included teaching and leadership roles. He was also engaged in ongoing corporate leadership training with the Australian Alpine Institute, Mt Buller, Victoria, Australia.
His permanent move to work abroad began at MEF International School, Istanbul where he became fully involved in the IB PYP/MYP programme followed by a role as the Assistant / Acting Principal at the American International School in Gaza, Gaza Strip. The experience and challenges created a pathway to the corporate sector with WSP Environmental as a Learning & Development Coordinator / Leadership Coach in the Risk Management Field. The experiences from this role and his Gaza experience shaped his Masters in Educational Admin thesis (UNE, Armidale, NSW, Australia) which focussed on “Strategic Planning for International Schools in Complex Environments – a contingency approach”.
His subsequent career pathway into education reform projects began as an Education Advisor in government schools for the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) UAE, followed by a School Management Advisor post for Mosaica Education, also in the UAE. His current work as the Education Lead (Cluster Manager) in Sarawak, Malaysia involves leading a team of advisors focussing on whole school transformation in government schools in line with the Malaysian Education Blueprint 2013 -2025.
Specialist consulting areas
- Education Transformation & School Turnarounds
- Strategic planning in Complex Environments
- Coaching Educational Leaders
- Learning and Teaching CPD Development
- Data Analysis Strategies
- Monitoring & Quality Assurance
- Performance Management
- Development of Tools & Systems