Adam Smith

Senior Vice President of People and Culture

Adam Smith serves as Senior Vice President — People and Culture for Laureate Education, Inc.. In this position, Adam leads three corporate functions – People and Culture (including HR Operations), Communications and Public Affairs, and Impact (including ESG Strategy and Reporting), and supports the Office of the President and Chief Executive Officer.

Since joining Laureate in 2014, Adam has held several leadership positions, including Chief Impact Officer, Chief Diversity Officer, Vice President – Communications and Public Affairs, and Executive Director – Corporate Social Responsibility, as well as General Manager – Education and Corporate Affairs for Laureate Australia and New Zealand.

Prior to Laureate, Adam worked as a consultant specializing in partnership development and coalition building in school education in Australia. Clients included the Royal Children’s Hospital Education Institute, the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority, the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, Principals Australia Institute, and the Koshland Innovation Fund. He has also served as Chief Executive Officer of the Education Foundation Australia, and the Foundation for Young Australians.

Adam Smith
"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe."

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