Richard began life as a management consultant, before switching gears to dedicate his life to teaching. A native of South Africa and Teach for Australia alumni, he witnessed the radical equalising impact of education firsthand. It was his own experience as a classroom teacher that made him realise that nothing less than systemic change would be required to transform how maths was taught in the classroom.
Richard is the blue sky innovator and idealist. The one who wanders around the office dreaming up new ideas, and who can always be counted on to understand how the latest educational theory or finding can improve the teaching of maths.
A member of the physics research group that discovered the Higgs Boson, Justin swapped his research career for one in teaching. A graduate of Teach for Australia, he was made a local Australian of the Year for his work with underprivileged youth and the homeless. Now, he dedicates his talents to changing the terrible truth that he experienced as a classroom teacher: despite teachers’ best efforts, too many students were graduating with little to no understanding of mathematics.
At the Maths Pathway office, Justin works tirelessly to ensure the Learning and Teaching Model is translated into the best possible tools, content and classroom routines. Justin lives and breathes innovation and will leave no stone unturned in the search to help teachers maximise the impact they have on students.
The Maths Pathway team
When you visit Maths Pathway HQ, you’ll find educators, experts, thinkers, doers, creators and lifelong learners. Maths Pathway is made up of many teams — each with their own expertise and all committed to the same cause.
The Learning team includes teachers, pedagogy experts, and mathematicians. This balance of expertise creates the perfect synergy for the development of highly effective student and teacher resources.
Our Schools team are former teachers, change management experts, and communication specialists who devote their time to working with schools through the implementation journey and beyond.
The Engineering and Product Insights teams are the tech gurus behind the Maths Pathway student and teacher portals. These UX designers, engineers and data specialists constantly strive to improve workflows and student and teacher experiences.
The F-4 team are specialists in their fields. Comprising early education experts and experienced engineers, the team works with primary schools to develop innovative tools, programs and resources that support F-4 maths learning.
Lastly, but certainly not least, our Support team. This team boasts a combination of product knowledge, school administration understanding, and a deep care for our teachers and students. They are the team responsible for day-to-day customer support.
But what we think makes our people special, is that we all share one belief: big change is needed in education so that every child can access an exceptional maths education. That’s what we’re all passionate about and that’s why we do what we do. We’re dedicated to supporting you in building a better future for maths teaching and learning in Australia.
Education Advisory Board
The Education Advisory Board is a select group of education experts who contribute to the ongoing innovation and refinement of Maths Pathway’s Learning and Teaching Model.
Collectively, the Education Advisory Board members have a wealth of expertise across mathematics education and school education policy and practice. They are forward-thinkers who are passionate about improving the education system for all young people.
CEO, Teach for Australia
Head, Strategic Research Initiatives, Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research & Innovation, ANU
Principal, Nous Group
Former CEO of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA)
Executive Director of the Centre for Evidence and Implementation (CEI)
Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors lend their extensive business experience and acumen to the governance and strategic direction of Maths Pathway.
Anthony Jon Bohm
Karen Elizabeth Bohm
William John Conn
Robert John McLean