Julia Gillard is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Partnership for Education.
Before joining the Global Partnership, 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, improving the provision and sustainability of health care, aged care and dental care, and commencing the nation’s first ever national scheme to care for people with disabilities.
Before becoming Prime Minister, Ms. Gillard was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and Social Inclusion.
Ms. Gillard also served as Shadow Minister for Health, Shadow Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations and Social Inclusion, and Shadow Minister for Population and Immigration.
From 1996 to 1998, Ms. Gillard served as Chief-of-Staff to the Opposition Leader of the State of Victoria.
Prior to entering politics, Ms. Gillard worked as a solicitor in Melbourne with the law firm Slater and Gordon and became a Partner in 1990.
Ms. Gillard retired from political life following the 2013 Australian national election.
She is also a Distinguished Non-Resident Fellow at the Centre for Universal Education, Brookings Institution.