Transforming education, one leader at a time, so educational communities thrive.

We are a specialist educational leadership search, development and strategy company investing in leaders today and for the future.

Who we are

We are an Australian educational leadership consultancy firm, specialising in executive search, strategic planning, leadership development and reviews.

We bring together a wealth of experience in education, best practice approaches from a corporate consulting environment and leverage our global knowledge of innovation and future focused education.

A leading distinction of HCA is our team of expert consultants.

Our senior consultants have all held executive leadership positions in schools and/or industry, and have an intimate understanding of the current and future educational context.

We have an enviable reputation for sustaining trusted relationships with School Boards and Leadership teams.

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Leadership Search

We provide a bespoke, comprehensive search process, bringing our knowledge and expertise in education, setting the benchmarking standards in search methodology and excellence. At HCA we are passionate about fitting the right character of leader to culture; ensuring alignment with purpose, pedagogy and values.

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Strategic Planning

We provide unique value by sharing our insights into the future of education from a national and global perspective. Founded on research and analysis, we work with Executive Leadership teams and Boards to define and develop their strategic vision and implementation milestones.

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Leadership Development

HCA has combined its deep understanding and experience in the education sector with expertise in the design and delivery of customised mentoring programs and leadership reviews. Our leadership reviews are structured around the National Standard for Principals and Leaders, supporting the growth of leaders, and tailored specifically to the evolving expectations of the executive role.

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Clients we've helped

Case Studies
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Office Administrator at School Name

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Principal at St Patricks School

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Case Study 1

Principal at Institution Name

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Principal at St. Charles College

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Principal at St. Charles College

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Principal at St. Charles College

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Principal at St. Charles College

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Edu Blogs

Access the HCA team's articles. These insightful pieces cover a spectrum of subjects to broaden your understanding of educational leadership, and help you embark on a journey of continuous learning.

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How do you use data to inform your practice?

One of the common questions asked of candidates when interviewing for leadership positions is ‘How do you use data to...
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Principal search starts and ends with community

Throughout my journey as an executive search consultant, I have come to cherish the profound experiences and valuable lessons I...
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Authenticity in Leadership: A Guide for Candidates in Interviews

How to communicate your authenticity in an interview One of the aspects of my job that I particularly enjoy is...
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Inspiring Hope Leading our Future – A new school leadership paradigm

As an educational consultant whose role it is to assist School Boards with one of their most important tasks: the...
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Is Deputy Principalship the right preparation for Principalship?

Having left a leadership career in the Independent education sector, (including a short time as a Deputy Principal), and started...
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The rise of the relational leader. 

As we sit with School Boards and Leadership Teams, discussing their Human Resource requirements a new language has begun to...
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Lessons learned from transitioning from school leadership to business leadership

Celebrating 5 years of Hutton Consulting My deviation from the established pathway to Principalship started when I stepped out for...
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The art of seedlings, soil and selecting leaders

My husband and I are caretakers in a historical sense of a 167 year old, heritage listed small farm in...
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