About Valad Solutions
Valad Solutions was formed in 2009 by a group of four like minded individuals who collectively held greater than 100 years of experience working in education.
TRIBUTE – ANDREW IUS
It is with much sadness we receive the news of Andrew’s passing.
Andrew joined Valad Solutions in 2014 after a distinguished career in education in Victoria, Australia and internationally.
After teaching at Williamstown High School he joined the Disadvantaged Schools Program (Supplementary Grants) where he undertook a range of duties as Executive Officer. He brought to the position an understanding of the causes of educational disadvantage and creative approaches to addressing it. His capacity to analyse, organise and manage was complimented by his compassion and ability to bring people with him.
Andrew was instrumental in establishing the Victorian Institute of Teaching, undertaking the research on approaches and legislation related to its creation and, after its establishment, was appointed as its first CEO. He was widely respected for his capacity to lead a new organisation and to help others see the vision and buy in.
In all positions Andrew held, he brought a profound sense of social justice, a strong work ethic and consummate professionalism. His humility and gentleness were balanced by his willingness to accept a challenge and see tasks through to their conclusions. All of these attributes were evident in the way he supported schools with which he worked as a school reviewer during his time with Valad Solutions. After his diagnosis, Andrew maintained the high work standard he expected of himself in his duties as a school reviewer.
We have lost a great contributor to Victorian education, a highly valued colleague and a close friend. He recently proudly celebrated the birth of his grandson Henry, a reminder of the strong caring and loving relationship he had with his immediate and extended family. We send our condolences to Andrew’s wife, Helen, son Adriano and daughter Pia.