CEP Executive Officer changes roles

by | Oct 28, 2021 | Bush Voices

Country Education Partnership Executive Officer Phil Brown will be stepping down from the role in 2022 after more than a decade of leadership within the organisation.

Phil will be taking a leadership role in the organisation’s Rural Youth Aspiration Inspire initiatives at a state and national level. 

Phil, who has been in the position since 2003, said his time in the role had been filled with many highlights.

“It has been an absolute pleasure to lead an organisation such as CEP for so long and to especially have the opportunity to work alongside a range of great people involved in providing education within rural and remote communities,” he said. 

“There have been some exciting initiatives developed throughout this time, and it has been very gratifying to see that many are now embedded in our rural education environment.

“I am looking forward to continuing my role within CEP and rural and remote communities continuing to create opportunities for rural and remote young people.”

CEP board chair Helen Clarke said Phil’s commitment and dedication to the organisation’s focus on enhancing learning opportunities and improving education outcomes for children and young people within rural and remote communities had been invaluable.

“Phil has been a staunch advocate for rural and remote education throughout his career in education. He has been at the core of CEPs achievements in ensuring rural and remote children have access to higher quality education and ensuring that young rural students have a strong voice about their future,” she said.

“We are extremely grateful for his leadership and look forward to his continued involvement within the organisation’s Rural Youth Aspiration area.”

Applications for the CEO role are now open. Find out more here.


Pil Brown (right) with CEP Project Manager Matt Copping (left) and former Goroke P-12 College student Phoebe Allen earlier this year.