John Bedwell has 40 years’ experience in the NSW education system, including 16 years as a high school principal and leadership roles in the specialty areas of sport, technology, HSC examinations and the Arts. He led the establishment of a specialist sports high school in Sydney’s east and the ongoing development of a specialist technology high school in southern Sydney.
John has broad experience in the coordination and promotion of major events; developing and implementing privacy statements for new technologies; addressing privacy issues concerned with the collection of information; developing training practices; and conflict resolution in matters involving staff, students and external organisations.
In addition, John works voluntarily in a number of sporting and education associations. He has been elected as a Life Member of three of those. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree, a Diploma of Education and a Diploma of School Management, all from UNSW. John Bedwell was appointed as a public member of the Press Council in May 2014