Professor Adrian Piccoli
Honorary Professor

Professor Adrian Piccoli


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.

In 2017 Mr Piccoli was made a Professor of Practice in the School of Education at UNSW and has also been made a Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders.

Mr Piccoli is currently the Director of UNSW’s Gonski Institute for Education