David Hetherington

Executive Director

Public Education Foundation

David Hetherington

David has led a small team at PEF to deliver dramatic growth in scholarship support to disadvantaged public school students. The program has grown almost threefold under his leadership and now supports almost 700 scholars with over $1 million in distributions. David has worked to expand the scholarship package to include laptops, tutoring and mentoring. At the outset of the pandemic, David oversaw a rapid response to emerging needs among students facing hardship, with PEF delivering laptops, phones, printers, desks and chairs to hundreds of households. His leadership and decisiveness allows the organisation to move quickly to respond to such needs.