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Maxine McKew

Maxine McKew’s background traverses both journalism and politics. Her work has been recognized by her peers with both Walkely and Logie awards. Maxine is in demand as a public speaker and panel facilitator. She is also available as a keynote speaker in her areas of interest - education, national and international politics, and the challenges of the changing workforce.

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Testimonials for Maxine McKew

Brilliant - Topical, entertaining and frank. Very interesting, thought provoking and relevant.

Public Service and Merit Protection Commission

 

Maxine McKew chaired a quite challenging question session - and was able to 'draw out' our speaker very well.

Australian Institute of Company Directors NSW Division

 

Maxine was a great asset to our conference and particularly as facilitator of the debate.

Insolvency Trustees Service Australia

Maxine McKew Travels from VIC
Fee Range: :$5001 to $10000

Maxine McKew's Biography

Maxine McKew is an author and Hon Enterprise Professor of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne.

Maxine McKew’s background traverses both journalism and politics. For many years she was a familiar face to ABC TV viewers and was anchor of prestigious programmes such as the 7.30 Report and Lateline. Her work has been recognized by her peers with both Walkely and Logie awards. When she left journalism and made the switch to politics, she wrote herself into the Australian history books by defeating Prime Minister John Howard in the Sydney seat of Bennelong. In government she was both parliamentary secretary for early childhood and later, for regional development and local government.

Maxine lives in Melbourne and is a director of Per Capita and the John Cain Foundation. In 2015 she was appointed to serve on the board of the State Library of Victoria and re-appointed for a further term in 2018. She also serves as a non-executive director of New Energy Solar.

Maxine’s most recent book, published by Melbourne University Press in 2014, is Class Act – a study of the key challenges in Australian schooling. This publication followed the success of her memoir, Tales From the Political Trenches, an account of her brief but tumultuous time in the Federal Parliament.

Maxine is in demand as a public speaker and panel facilitator. Universities, corporates, schools and not for profits utilise her skills as an interviewer at conferences and specialist seminars. She is also available as a keynote speaker in her areas of interest - education, national and international politics, and the challenges of the changing workforce.

Speaking Topics Include

Class Acta study of the key challenges in Australian schooling

Tales from the political trenches