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Julia Gillard

Former Prime Minister of Australia, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Partnership for Education

Julia Gillard joined the Global Partnership for Education as Chair of the Board of Directors in 2014 after a distinguished public service career in Australia. Following her passion for education, she was appointed as a Commissioner at the International Commission for Global Education Opportunity in 2015 and in 2016 became Patron at CAMFED, the Campaign for Female Education. She is also a Distinguished Fellow at the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution. Ms. Gillard served as Prime Minister of Australia between 2010 and 2013 and delivered nation-changing policies including reforming Australia’s education at every level from early childhood to university education. Before becoming Prime Minister, Ms. Gillard was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and Social Inclusion. Ms. Gillard is the first woman to ever serve as Australia’s Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister.

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