Martin James

Senior Project Lead
Martin is a Senior Project Lead at Innovation Unit, lending his expertise to our work in transforming education.


Martin has held several principal positions in New Zealand as well as undertaking a range of facilitator roles supporting teachers and school leaders. These roles included mentoring first time principals, managing ICT professional development clusters and building communities of practice around common achievement challenges.

Martin recently spent four years working as consultant, manager and executive member at the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) where he had oversight of the teacher quality improvement and innovation portfolio. During this time he held a project management role with the Learning Frontiers initiative, where he worked with communities of schools and design partners (‘design hubs’).

Martin has also spent time in Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia as a consultant working with government organisations on a range of education reform activity.