Past Presidents of the CCEAM


2018 -2022: Professor Paul Miller

Paul Miller, PhD, is the first Caribbean national to be elected to the office of CCEAM President. An internationally respected academic administrator and researcher, he has a significant track record of published research in educational leadership. His research teacher race discrimination in England is assisting the UK Cabinet Office in policy development, and his research on school leadership development and school improvement is being used by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in the development of leadership standards. Paul is Professor of Educational Leadership & Management at the University of Huddersfield, UK, and a member of Council of both the Institute for Educational Administration & Leadership – Jamaica (IEAL-J) and the British Educational Leadership Administration Society (BELMAS). 

2014 -2018: Associate Professor Ken Brien

Ken Brien, EdD is Association Professor at the University of New Brunswick and has served as President of CCEAM 2014 -2018 and Vice-President 2012-2014. He is

Past President (2016 – 2018) Canadian Association for the Study of Educational Administration (CASEA). He has been a reviewer for several journals, grant applications, university programs, and conference proposals and book review editor for Leadership and Policy in Schools. His most recent publication is the book A decade of research on school principals]. Leadership and Policy.

His key areas of interest are educational law, policy, governance; professional learning communities; roles of principals and vice-principals; parental involvement in education and distance education


2011-2013: Emeritus Professor Frank Crowther, AM

Emeritus Professor Frank Crowther is recognised as a leading international scholar on the subject of Leadership. His books are international best sellers.

His doctoral dissertation at the University of Wisconsin in 1984 received the International Exemplary Dissertation Award. He is also a Gold Medalist of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders, and Fellow of both the Australian Council for Educational Leaders and Australian College of Education. In 2004 he was recognised by The Bulletin magazine as one of 100 Smart Australians and in 2006 he was made a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM).

Frank has contributed to education through extensive careers in both Canada and Australia. He spent eighteen years in Alberta, Canada as a teacher, principal, inspector and Regional Director for Edmonton and Northern Alberta. On his return from Alberta to Australia in 1986 Frank received the Award of Excellence of the Alberta Teachers Association for services to the educator profession in Alberta and Canada.

Prior to his retirement from fulltime work in 2006, Frank was the Pro Vice Chancellor as well as Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Southern Queensland. He continues to conduct research and consultancy work, particularly with the internationally-renowned IDEAS School Revitalisation Project, across Australia as well as internationally.

Frank is married, with three adult children and two grandchildren. His hobbies include regular fishing trips to the Swaines Reef and trekking. At the age of 63, he successfully trekked to the Everest Base Camp.

2010-2011, 2013-2014: Anusha Naidu

Chief Operations Officer
Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance
South Africa


2009-2010: Zandile Kunene (Deceased)

Chief Executive Officer
Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance
South Africa



2004-2008: Dr Petros Pashiardis

Professor of Educational Leadership 
Open University of Cyprus  

2000-2004: Dr Jo Howse

Manager School/Business Relations 
City of Manukau Education Trust  
Manukau City
New Zealand


1994-2000: Professor Angela Thody

International Educational Leadership Centre
Lincoln University
United Kingdom



1990-1994: Professor Bill Mulford

University of Tasmania