We are delighted to announce that Dr Dahle Suggett has been appointed as a Patron of Skyline, joining Emeritus Professor Kwong Lee Dow AO and The Honourable Justice Lex Lasry AM, QC.
Dahle is a passionate advocate for equity in education, as demonstrated by her dedicated work co-convening Skyline’s Roundtable forums with Board member Dr Elizabeth Hartnell-Young. Dahle believes that a country like Australia has great capacity to meet the educational needs of the full spectrum of young people, however, we still allow too many to slip through the net and be denied the opportunity to reach their potential in education and employment and experience the personal fulfilment we are all entitled to. Sadly, there continues to be an inescapable link between social and economic inequity and educational outcomes. The costs of lost opportunity in Australian education from early leaving and disengagement are enormous.
Dahle has been in positions over a number of decades where she has sought to influence education policies and initiatives that advance the opportunities for those missing out. She has held executive positions in state and federal governments and business and has had direct engagement with schools, young people and communities. Her thought leadership in the public sector has been significant through her role as a lecturer and facilitator for a number of professional bodies, including the Institute of Public Administration Australia and as Deputy Secretary in the Department of Education and Training.
Dahle believes that the chance to be part of Skyline is a further opportunity to take part in strategic and timely initiatives to redress the impact of disadvantage on education outcomes and contribute to building a fairer and optimistic Australian community.
Please join us in welcoming Dr Dahle Suggett to Skyline!