Kevin Richardson is the Principal of Immanuel College, having held senior executive positions in the WA, NSW, and SA Education Departments. Kevin is a highly versatile educator with leadership and management expertise across a broad range of domains including governance, education, technology, and consultancy; in private, public and not for profit sectors. Kevin has been a leader nation-wide with respect to changes in teaching and learning, particularly in the area of technology, learning environments and student advocacy. He is highly regarded for his work on futures-oriented thinking and its implications for leaders and schools.
He has a passion and strong commitment to improving educational outcomes and opportunities for Aboriginal students over many years. He is involved in assisting organisations in developing their reconciliation action plans. Currently, Kevin chairs the RAP committee for Surf Lifesaving SA.
Recognition of his outstanding leadership has seen him receive the Australian Centenary Medal in 2001 for significant contribution to Education, a Presidential citation for National Leadership in Education from ACEL and the Mary McKillop medal (Eminent Educator of the Year) from the Australian College of Education. He has been awarded the ACEL Nganakarrawa Award and the Indigenous Education and Boarding Australia – Excellence in Indigenous Education Award.