Executive Leadership Team, EOI - Brisbane or PNG
Company Overview
Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

Palladium partners with industry, governments, education and training systems to improve individual learning outcomes and achieve sustainable economic growth through a skilled, educated and competitive workforce. In the education sphere, our work spans early childhood education, primary and secondary school, university education and vocational and technical training. We have extensive experience of working with industry to rethink business models to drive greater competitiveness alongside stronger social inclusion.

Palladium is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from candidates who would be interested in joining a (executive) leadership team to help Papua New Guinea (PNG) transform how it educates its people and prepares them for productive jobs in a growing economy. This initiative will focus on making gains in primary literacy and numeracy outcomes as well as improving skills and employment outcomes to ultimately drive a more competitive PNG.


We are looking to build a leadership team with a balance of expertise and experience in the following areas:
  • Strategic leadership and people management skills allied with an ability to oversee implementation in practice;
  • Strategic thinkers who understand how business works; an ability to challenge business models and think differently about workforce development;
  • An ability to broker productive partnerships and coalitions amongst diverse actors from public, private and third sectors;
  • Proven track record in deploying coalition building principles in helping solve complex social problems, particularly in the education or skills sectors;
  • Demonstrable practical experience of adaptive management;
  • A demonstrated ability to think and work politically;
  • Knowledge of scalable, systems level strategies to improve student learning outcomes, particularly improving literacy and numeracy outcomes in the early primary years; and
  • Experience assisting national technical and vocational education and training (TVET) systems to improve alignment with demand led skills requirements of industry.


Knowledge and experience in either the public or private sector in PNG would be desirable but not essential.

Brisbane or PNG, Australia
Closing date:
08 November 2019