Director of Youth, Education and Skills
Zhi Soon covers Schools and Early Years, Adult Education and Skills, Consumers and Sustainability as well as Productivity and Economic Growth. He has previously worked in BIT as Principal Advisor, Head of Education and Skills, serving as Director of the Behavioural Research Centre for Adult Skills and Knowledge (ASK). Before joining the team in London, he worked in the New South Wales (Australia) Department of Premier and Cabinet’s Behavioural Insights Unit, where he led the team’s work on education, tax and fines. Prior to this, Zhi was an Australian diplomat, working on a range of international issues, which included a posting to Afghanistan. He has also worked in the Media Unit of the Australian Prime Minister’s Office, served on the New South Wales Board of Studies and worked as a Management Consultant. Zhi’s academic background is in law and political science.