Professor Adrian Piccoli

Professor Adrian Piccoli

Honorary Professor


Arts, Design & Architecture
School of Education

The Hon Adrian Piccoli FACEL (NSW)

The Honorable Adrian Piccoli served as a Member of NSW Parliament for 19 years and as the NSW Minister for Education for 6 years from 2011 until 2017.

Adrian is widely respected by the Australian education sector. He led the political campaign to reform school funding in Australia. He has strengthened and enhanced the teaching profession in NSW through his “Great Teaching Inspired Learning” reforms and has consistently championed a greater focus on the learning needs of disadvantaged children particularly those living in rural and remote Australia.

Mr Piccoli is an Honorary Professor with the UNSW School of Education and has also been made a Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders.