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The Knowledge Society team are experts in helping schools improve. Meet our practitioners, clinicians and program managers.

Elena Douglas

Chief Executive Officer

Elena advises system leaders and senior policymakers on education systems change. She is the Founder and CEO of Knowledge Society. She is a leading expert in the domain of school improvement in Australia.

Liselle Nelmes

Head of Operations, People and Culture

Liselle leads the management of Knowledge Society’s human resources systems and processes. She is experienced in leadership and management within the education sector.

Emma Cahill


Emma leads the communities practice team at Knowledge Society. She has experience working with multidisciplinary teams across the health, arts and not-for-profit sectors.

Simmone Pogorzelski

Research, Development and Clinical Lead ⁠⁠

Simmone leads Knowledge Society’s education practice and development team. She is an experienced teacher, educator and researcher with a deep expertise in the childhood development of literacy and language skills.

Nick Worrall

Senior Program Manager

Nick specialises in the delivery of Real Impact, Knowledge Society’s school improvement program, working at all levels of a system to drive change. He helps clients ensure that maximum impact is achieved from the implementation of the program.

Monika Marzec

Program Manager

Monika is an experienced program manager. She oversees the delivery of education programs to ensure a high standard of delivery and optimal outcomes. Monika is skilled in working in complex service-oriented environments with multiple stakeholders and building resilient, collaborative partnerships.

Anne Goodall

Design and Development Lead

As Design and Development Lead, Anne builds creative and workable solutions to diverse problems to inform the design, development, and delivery of education programs. She is a highly accomplished service designer, evaluator, and stakeholder engagement specialist.

John Buck

Head of Production

John leads the production of high-quality professional learning products that support the education practice and development team in their collaboration with clients. He brings to Knowledge Society an award-winning career of 30 years in content creation and broadcasting.

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