Our Team


Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer

Shane co-founded InspirationED (previously HSC in the Holidays) with his wife Kathryn in 2004. As a then PDHPE teacher and senior HSC marker, he saw a real need to help students and parents through stressful high-stakes testing events. He wears many hats at InspirationED, but his favorite is being face-to-face with students and parents helping navigate the final years of high school to make great life and career choices.


Co-founder, Chief Operating Officer

Kathryn co-founded InspirationED (previously HSC in the Holidays) with her husband Shane in 2004. In addition to her role as COO, Kathryn is a teacher, counsellor, transformational life coach, and mother to four boys. On every level, Kathryn deeply understands the stresses and strains that high-stakes testing events place on children and families making her uniquely capable of creating effective solutions.


Event Manager/Executive Assistant

Alex has over 16 years of experience as an Executive Assistant and Office/Project Manager across a variety industries including entertainment, mining and sport, working primarily on Toyota's sponsorship of the AFL. She joined InspirationED in May 2019 and loves helping students and parents achieve their best in their senior years!


Sales & Marketing Manager

Jane Redfern's background is in marketing, brand building and advertising and she's worked for agencies and brands in Sydney, London and New York across a range of categories and industries. Jane was formerly the lead marketer at Deloitte Australia for the Education sector and loves the opportunity that working with InspirationED gives her to make a meaningful difference in the lives of students.


Event Manager

With over 20 years experience working on live events and festivals, Carly is passionate about creative new and immersive experiences. Having worked on events for numerous government agencies including Premier’s Department, Destination NSW and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, she now thrives on seeking out the most engaging presenters and new online trends for virtual gatherings.


Project Manager

Christine has over 14 years experience in project management, specializing in IT software and hardware implementations. She has joined the InspirationED team as she is passionate about using technology solutions to deliver great educational products readily and easily to all students and parents!


Executive Assistant

Constantina joined the Inspiration Education team in 2020. Prior to joining, Constantina has worked in a variety of careers including Maths Tutor, NSW TAFE Teacher, Business Analyst, and Project Manager, in industries such as banking, software/IT, food consulting and education. Constantina believes that continuous, further education is the key to a successful career and loves supporting students through to their new career pathways.


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