Former NSW Minister for Education and Training | AUSTRALIA The Hon. Verity Firth is the Executive Director of Social Justice at University of Technology Sydney. She served as NSW Minister for Education and Training and was previously NSW Minister for Women. After leaving office, Hon. Firth was the Chief Executive of the Public Education Foundation. Hon. Firth has over fifteen years’ experience at the very highest levels of government and the not-for- profit sector in Australia. Over the last ten years, she has been working in the Australian education sector, first as Minister for Education and Training in New South Wales and then as the Chief Executive of the Public Education Foundation. Hon. Firth was the Member for the state seat of Balmain from 2007 to 2011. Before her parliamentary career, Hon. Firth worked as a lawyer and was Deputy Lord
Mayor of the City of Sydney.