Douglas Barton is the founder and Global Chairman of Elevate Education. Douglas and Elevate has spent the last 13 years benchmarking the practices of the highest performing students in order to identify exactly what drives student performance. Today, Elevate works with over 1200 schools across Australia, the UK, South Africa and the US in order to raise student and school performance. Elevate is the winner of the Nescafe BigBreak Awards and Telstra Business of the Year in Australia, whilst Douglas has been profiled in a series of books on Australia’s top and emerging leaders.​