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Recent Movers & Shakers

Richard Gilby

Moved within/to: Cambridge International Examinations
On: July 2014


Cambridge International Examinations, Mexico. Cambridge International Examinations are delighted to announce that Richard Gilby joined on 8 July as Regional Development Manager, Latin America. Richard is based in Mexico. He joins Senior Schools Development Manager Lucila Márquez, who is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Richard says, “I am delighted to join Cambridge and am looking forward to working with Lucila to support our growing number of schools in Latin America. Having worked with Cambridge in various ways over the years, I’m very excited about this opportunity.” Richard will lead CIE’s Latin America team, as well as building and strengthening relationships with schools, associates, universities, governments and key education organisations including publishers and the British Council.


Kinya Yumoto

Moved within/to: Ltd
On: June 2014

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Shonan Seminar Co. Ltd, Japan. Shonan Seminar Co. Ltd is pleased to announce that Kinya Yumoto has joined us as International Relations Executive of our Education Infrastructure Office, Innovative Development Division. Born in Japan, he earned a Bachelor degree at the University of Massachusetts Boston in the United States. Prior to this position, Mr. Yumoto has worked as Director, International Relations at Macquarie Education Group Australia, Ability Education in Sydney, Australia, in a Business Development Manager capacity, and previously at Japanese agency, Gio Club, as International Director. He is also a Certified International Travel Service Supervisor.

Martyn Edwards

Moved within/to: Loughborough University
On: July 2014


Loughborough University, UK. Martyn has over 12 years’ experience working in international marketing and recruitment, this includes time spent at the British Council and The University of Nottingham, where he managed the overseas offices in Asia and Latin America.  As Deputy Director of the International Office at Loughborough, he will be responsible for leading on the international recruitment strategy for the new London campus, which is based at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.  Martyn says “Loughborough University in London brings together the institution’s reputation for unparalleled sporting achievement with its ongoing commitment to education excellence, creating two inspiring campus communities and supporting the London Olympic legacy.”

Anna Colquhoun-Alberts

Moved within/to: Pearson
On: July 2014

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Pearson, UK Anna joins Pearson as Business Development Manager where she will develop the commercial channels for PTE Academic, Pearson’s secure English language test. Anna brings ten years’ experience of delivering stretching international marketing, recruitment and partnership strategies for the university sector to the Pearson team. She said “It is an exciting time to be joining Pearson. PTE Academic is sector leading in terms of its security and the test having being built upon the Global Scale of English. Pearson has the service offer and channels to become the trusted provider of choice and I am delighted to be part of an organisation that is ambitious in its approach to building brand and gaining market share.”

Olga Chukova

Moved within/to: Shorelight Education
On: July 2014


Shorelight Education, USA. Olga has recently joined Shorelight Education in the role of Regional Recruitment Manager across Russia and CIS region. She brings a considerable wealth of knowledge working in various roles from both the agency side and for two large education providers. With almost eight years’ experience in the education she previously worked for EF Education, Studylab agency and most recently as Partner Manager at Study Group based in Moscow. “I value the opportunity to help our students make one of the biggest decisions in their life; choosing further studies,” she said. “Today Shorelight already offers exciting opportunities for our partners and students and I believe together we can make a positive difference.”

Martin Bean

Moved within/to: RMIT
On: July 2014

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RMIT, Australia. Martin has been appointed Vice-Chancellor of RMIT University in Melbourne after previously serving as Vice-Chancellor of the UK’s Open University since 2009 and perviously as Microsoft’s worldwide manager for education products group. During his time at the Open University, Bean launched MOOC platform Futurelearn and made the OU the first UK university to make its entire undergraduate curriculum available on mobile devices. “While I look forward to the challenges of my new role, and to my family being closer together, I leave with a very real sense of sadness. However, my overpowering feeling is one of deep gratitude, because no organisation, no group of people, has ever meant so much to me,” Bean said.

Manoj Shetty

Moved within/to: Study Group
On: July 2014

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Study Group, UK. Study Group has appointed Manoj as its new executive director of global sales responsible for higher education sales at the company. Shetty brings with him eleven years of experience in leadership roles at Microsoft, working both in the UK and India. In his previous position as regional director for Microsoft’s Indian enterprise and partner group, he was responsible for end-to-end business in the region. “Study Group has a talented and passionate team that has achieved success through delivering excellent value to international students across the world,” he said. “Study Group’s agent partners are crucial to its success – deepening the relationship between our organisations and helping them to grow their businesses alongside ours is key.”

Mark Hill

Moved within/to: Scottish Qualifications Authority
On: April 2014

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Scottish Qualifications Authority, UK.  Mark, Head of Operations for The Americas, brings extensive international business development and operational experience to this senior role.  SQA is a leading provider of vocationally focused Higher Education qualifications, attracting credit transfer and advanced entry to many 3rd year of degree programs in countries including Canada, UK, USA and Australia. As a government body SQA has been trusted internationally for more than 20 years to help shape and supply internationally recognised qualifications.

Jonathan Laryea

Moved within/to: DPMC
On: June 2014

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DPMC, UK. Jonathan has a long history working on the operational side of large high-volume distribution companies. Recently joining DPMC from OCS Worldwide, his new role as Operations Director will see him direct the business through it’s current period of rapid growth and ensure DPMC’s high standards are maintained. Jonathan said, “It’s an exciting time to come into the business to help shape the future of DPMC, we have built a great team and are growing every day”.

Adelaide Anash

Moved within/to: Shorelight Education
On: March 2014


Shorelight Education, USA. Adelaide joined Shorelight Education as the Recruitment Manager responsible for Sub-Saharan Africa operations, focusing on support service and implementations.  She brings with her several years of local and international work experience in international student recruitment.   Despite working in a challenging region,  she is motivated to implement positive change and create exciting opportunities for growth and operational stability in the region.“This is an exciting role  I’m glad to be part of the process,” she said. “I look forward to positively impacting the continent with the diversity that Shorelight seeks to embrace in education.”

Nico Argentanto

Moved within/to: Active Language
On: June 2014


Active Language, Spain. Nico has joined Active Langauge as a Spanish teacher and Communications and Marketing Assistant. He as been involved in international education for the last six years successfully combining both teaching Spanish and English with education management roles. He has previously worked in Andalusia, Spain at TECS Language Camps, Spark Spanish and in Laos at Musical Homestay. He said his search for a learning environment that provides the best educational standards within a warm and friendly atmosphere – where students, trainees and teachers can also develop as human beings, led him to Active Language in Cadiz.

Alexandra Wilks

Moved within/to: Wimbledon School of English
On: June 2014


Wimbledon School of English, UK. Alexandra has recently joined Wimbledon School of English as Digital, Media & Marketing Officer. With a background in digital communications within the tech industry, Alexandra is looking forward to a new challenge at Wimbledon School of English. “WSE is one of the best language schools in the UK and I couldn’t ask for a better place to start a career in international education,” she said. “I really enjoy working with all my new colleagues and I look forward to deepening our partnerships around the world and strengthening our digital communications.”

Jim Shafer

Moved within/to: New Jersey City University
On: June 2014

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New Jersey City University, USA. As the Director of the newly-created Global Language Institute at New Jersey City University, Jim will use his expertise in international student recruiting and government compliance to start an intensive English programme.  Jim previously directed the international marketing, international student services, and government compliance areas at New York Language Center and is a respected speaker in the field of U.S government compliance for English language programs.  “It’s an exciting opportunity to build an intensive English program for a university, and we’re looking for this to be a catalyst to increase the number of international students in our degree programmes,” he said.

Jay Colios-Terry

Moved within/to: DPMC
On: June 2014

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DPMC, UK. Jay has joined DPMC International as the Global Sales Director with responsibility for growing the brand of DPMC and managing a rapidly growing team. For the last four years Jay worked for ICEF as Business Development Manager in Europe and prior to that managed an office in Berlin for a software solutions company. “Having worked in the events industry and seen from both sides the importance of flexibility and hitting deadlines I’m excited to join a business with such a sterling reputation in this regard,” he said. “Having seen the rise of DPMC from the outside, I couldn’t be happier to join the business at this time and grow our international presence.”

Paul Marshall

Moved within/to: UPP
On: June 2014


UPP, UK. Paul– ex Chief Executive of the Association of Business Schools and ex Executive Director of the 1994 Group of Universities– joins UPP as Group Business Development Director. Following the UK government’s announcement to increase student places for 2014 to 30,000 and completely lift the cap from 2015, UPP plans to invest £1bn to increase its student base. Paul will be focused on expanding the number of partnerships as well as deepening existing ones for the group. “I’m delighted to be joining UPP as such an exciting time for the business and for UK universities,” he said. “The higher education landscape is changing and I’m looking forward to playing my role in fostering new partnerships during UPP’s next phase of growth.”

Sarah Cooper

Moved within/to: English UK
On: June 2014

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English UK. Sarah has been elected  chair of the English UK Board, taking over from Sue Edwards who filled the role for six years. Sarah is Deputy Director of HE and International at South Thames College in Wandsworth and has managed its English for International Students department since 2008. Her early career was in strategic marketing, both within companies and as a consultant, but after having children she returned to work as a teacher. Sarah has been vice-chair of the main board since 2010, and says she started getting involved in English UK activities when she started to understand the issues facing the industry. “I am always looking for ways to improve things: I’m the kind of person who gets involved. I’ve always done voluntary work,” she said. “I think we are in a wonderfully strong position now, and we have to look at opportunities to develop our sector in the future.”