Emeritus Professor Gary Martin commenced as chief executive and executive director of AIM WA at the beginning of 2012. Prior to his appointment to AIM WA, he held several executive level appointments at Murdoch University in Western Australia including Executive Dean, Pro Vice Chancellor, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, and Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor. Professor Martin is a learning and development specialist with expertise in adult learning development with a particular interest in action learning and mentoring as management and leadership development strategies. He has extensive experience in the design and delivery of learning and development programs in Western Australia and internationally, with both government and non-government clients. Professor Martin is chair of Telethon Speech and Hearing in Perth and former chair of Study Perth from 2008-2011. He was made a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators in 2015 and is Emeritus Professor of Murdoch University’s School of Management & Governance and Zhejiang University of Technology in China, and Honorary Professor at Guangdong University of Business Studies, China.
OPINION: The start of each new school year brings with it the perennial challenge even the most seasoned school leader must face: how to provide quality professional development for an increasingly diverse group of teachers.
School leaders usually agree to disagree on many thorny education issues but are united in their view that schools must be places where children and young adults can learn and develop without fear of discrimination and harassment.