SIMON HERD

SIMON HERD
Principal
Medowie Christian School (NSW)

Cyclone Pam, which struck the islands of Vanuatu in March 2015, was the most powerful cyclone ever to hit the Pacific, killing 15 people and leaving 75,000 homeless. Following the cyclone, Simon Herd led development and aid teams to reinvigorate education in Vanuatu. This involved working alongside international aid agencies, government authorities and local indigenous staff and students. Herd continues to dedicate substantial time to supporting education in developing nations. Recently, he led an initiative aimed at giving young people from impoverished regions the chance to break the poverty cycle. Additionally, Herd has provided opportunities for Australian high school students to experience servant leadership by visiting and supporting education in Vanuatu.