Our Team

Dr Phil Cummins

Managing Director – CIRCLE Education Group

Dr Phil Cummins is an educator by trade and conviction, who knows and understands schools and leadership. With 30 years in education as a leader, teacher, author, speaker, and as an Adjunct Associate Professor in Education at the University of Tasmania, Phil now consults widely to schools, the tertiary sector, educational organisations, and government about building culture and improving performance with a focus on 21C strategy, governance and leadership. Phil believes that leadership that inspires learning and that promotes outstanding educational outcomes is the key to unlocking improved performance in our schools..


Dr Philip SA Cummins

Brad Adams

Director of Education

Brad Adams is Director of CIRCLE Education, and brings to this role 25 years of experience in university administration, teaching and school leadership in Toronto, Canada, most recently at Upper Canada College. He was, until 2014, the Executive Director of the International Boys’ Schools Coalition (IBSC), an association comprising leading independent and state boys’ schools in all regions of the world, including Australia, and dedicated to best of class practice and collaborative research. He shares CIRCLE’s passion for and commitment to unleashing the leadership potential of teachers and schools to improve student learning.


Brad Adams


General Manager

Matthew Donlon is the General Manager of CIRCLE Operations. Matthew has valuable experience in global markets, and has worked in private banking in Singapore, and management consulting in Europe, Asia and both North and South America. As General Manager, Matthew overseas the daily operations of CIRCLE. In addition, he works on Business Development, both domestically and internationally, with a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region.


Matthew Donlon
MSc(Hons), BSc (Hons)

Education Lead | Dimension3 Learning Technology

Angela is Director of Services for CIRCLE’s Touchstones performance and development system. She is an educator with more than 30 years of experience in teaching and leadership roles, promoting and supporting new technologies to enhance teaching and learning. With a background in middle school science and maths teaching, Angela was an early adopter of ICT. She was project director of one of the first national ICT professional development K-12 school cluster programs in New Zealand and has been a consultant to schools for many years providing guidance for schools to develop their ICT infrastructure, foster elearning and build capability in the use of digital tools to support learning.


Angela Longney
BA, Dip Tchg, Dip Maths Ed, GDITE