IPSEF Speakers

Sally Smart

Regional Manager, Cognition South East Asia Sdn Bhd

Sally is the Regional Manager for Cognition South East Asia which supports the development and reform of education systems to achieve improved learning outcomes for students. With offices in Auckland, New Zealand; Kuala Lumpur; Abu Dhabi and Qatar Cognition Education works with governments, non-government organisations and learning institutions to provide the full scope of policy, practice and evaluation services in a variety of global projects.

Sally has extensive senior consultancy experience, working on the integration of policy, research and practice at government, school and consultancy level. Her experience in strategic and operational planning, practice, evaluation and review has seen her lead a number of high profile international education projects. Sally has previously been the Principal of the largest secondary school in New Zealand, Project Director for the Abu Dhabi PPP project and most recently Cognition Education’s Chief Operating Officer in the Middle East.