EdCapital is an education consultancy focused on building shared capacity to change education outcomes across a system. Founded in 2016 by Ricky Campbell-Allen, we partner with education system leaders, networks, for-purpose organisations and school leaders to develop and lead education change for greater impact.

We work with clients, over extended periods of time, to partner for real change. EdCapital’s key partnerships include the Department of Education and Training Victoria, Department of Education (QLD), Social Ventures Australia, the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) and Agile Schools.

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Ricky starts with the needs of each client and works in a partnership model to co-design convenings that lead to new insights and catalyse action.

This includes overall learning design, session protocols and strategic facilitation of roundtables, forums, workshops and conferences. These range from internal workshops to high level public events.

Her processes are focused on fostering authentic, challenging and optimistic events that help stakeholders connect, communicate, delve into the issue and find ways to work together to have a greater impact.

Ricky also convenes alliances or networks for clients.


Ricky provides leadership development for senior education system leadership teams to help them figure out what matters most next, develop strategy and improve their ways of working as a team. This builds their shared capacity to lead and sustain improvement in their system.

Ricky brings together a rich research base, field-tested processes and protocols, a deep understanding of how change happens in a system and a challenging coaching style that pushes you to have greater impact. 

She usually works with leadership teams over a period of 12 – 18 months. Ricky is currently undertaking research at Institute of Education, University College London on how system leaders help Principals improve student learning outcomes.



Ricky provides advisory services on key aspects of education reform such as strategy, school leadership development, school improvement, start-ups and new ventures. She leverages system leadership experience from US and Australian jurisdictions.