Greg Whitby

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Greg Whitby
Born Gregory Byrne Whitby
(1952-08-01) 1 August 1952 (age 64)
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Occupation Educator; activist
Website Whitby profile

Gregory Byrne "Greg" Whitby, KSG is an Australian educator. He is the Executive Director of Schools in the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta, NSW.

21st Century Learning[edit]

He is the author of Educating Gen Wi-fi, which argues for the need to rethink the nature of learning and teaching in a connected world. Whitby appeared in a public service announcement with Daniel H. Pink (author of Whole New Mind) and other key thinkers on re-imagining schooling for the 21st century.[citation needed]


In 2007, Whitby was named as the most innovative and creative educator in Australia by the Bulletin Magazine in its annual Smart 100 Awards.[1] In the same year, he received a Presidential Citation from the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL)[2] of which he has been a Fellow since 2002.[3]

In 2011, he presented the AW Jones Oration for the Australian College of Educators, South Australian branch on the changing nature of schooling in today's world. He was named Apple Distinguished Educator "for his contribution to the implementation of Learning Technologies in Education".[4]

In 2012, Whitby received a Papal Knighthood in the Order of St Gregory the Great for his contribution to Catholic schooling.


  1. ^ Catholic Schools Executive Director Tops Smart List
  2. ^ Current Awards Book, Australian Council for Educational Leaders (2007), pg. 18.
  3. ^ ACEL Awards, Australian Council for Educational Leaders,; accessed 29 November 2016.
  4. ^ Emeritus Apple Distinguished Educators,; accessed 29 November 2016.