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Recent Movers & Shakers

Catherine Jefferies

Moved within/to: UNICENTRES
On: December 2014

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UNICENTRES, UK. Catherine Jefferies joins UNICENTRES, the pathway provider for Eurocentres, as the Head of Marketing and Student Recruitment, Asia, based in their central London hub. Prior to UNICENTRES, Catherine worked for Navitas as an Acting Director of Marketing and Admission. Catherine brings a wealth of knowledge from the pathway and higher education sector. Catherine has lived, studied and worked in Shanghai before returning to the UK and working for Plymouth University.

John Rooney

Moved within/to: UNICENTRES
On: November 2014

John Rooney

UNICENTRES, UK. John Rooney joins UNICENTRES as business programme leader where he is responsible for developing and leading the International Business Foundation programme. John has taught at a number of British universities and private sector colleges of higher and professional education and training. He has taught in many countries around the world including India, Malaysia, Russia, Trinidad and the UAE. As well as being a popular and motivational teacher, John has a great deal of experience in programme management and is greatly looking forward to contributing to exciting new developments within UNICENTRES.

Cailean Hargrave

Moved within/to: Portal
On: February 2015


Portal, UK. Cailean has joined Portal as head of education to lead the company’s exceptional student experience. Cailean previously worked for the University of Sunderland and NCFE, before being appointed UKI education lead at IBM. In this position he led the global education strategy for IBM, as well as initiating and leading several multi-million dollar business transformation projects at a variety of educational institutions. Cailean is excited about the opportunity to deliver innovate solutions that enable colleges and universities to improve student recruitment, retention and reputation. By joining Portal, Cailean intends to create a more personalised student experience and provide better outcomes for both learners and institutions.

Premal Modha

Moved within/to: IDP Education
On: December 2014


IDP Education, Canada. Prem Modha recently joined the IDP Canada team as an additional Partner Relations Manager. His primary responsibilities focus on continuing to build IDP’s university and college client base in the country, managing these relationships, and supporting internationally-based IDP recruitment offices. Prior to joined IDP, Prem worked in domestic and international recruitment for York University and the University of Winnipeg, and he brings with him a deep knowledge of Canadian post-secondary recruitment practices.

Neil Stawarz

Moved within/to: Instituto de Idiomas
On: January 2015

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Instituto de Idiomas, Ibiza. Neil has recently joined Instituto de Idiomas Ibiza to work in the Marketing and Sales department, where he will be responsible for promoting this already well-established Spanish language school into new international markets as well as developing current partnerships. He has moved to Ibiza after over six years of experience in the international education industry in the UK and Italy. He is looking forward to working with partners new and old and welcoming students to this beautiful island.

Gloria Chukwu

Moved within/to: BMI
On: January 2015

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BMI, UK. Gloria has joined BMI as an account manager. Gloria has previously been involved in the luxury holiday rental industry with Vive Unique, handling guest reservations and account management for nearly two years. In her time she helped increase the business portfolio in order to secure investment. Excited to develop a greater understanding of the education market through international student recruitment, her aim is to add to what is already a successful model by bringing fresh ideas and expanding on what is already in place. Gloria will help educators access a wider student market, promoting both face to face interaction with students along with Viva-Mundo.com which is our digital platform.

Mike Henniger

Moved within/to: ICEF
On: February 2015


ICEF, Germany. Mike joins ICEF as Vice President Marketing and Sales. Before this role, he previously served in a variety of capacities at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia. Between 2010 and 2013, he worked as Director of International Marketing and most recently Managing Director International for nearly two years. In this new role, Mike will focus on bringing ICEF Sales and Marketing under ‘one roof’. He will also be working to advance ICEF Monitor and Coursefinders.

Ayfer Aydin

Moved within/to: Study Group
On: December 2014

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Study Group, UK. Ayfer joined Study Group, the global education provider, as Embassy English-Summer Sales Manager. Her main objective is to enhance the global sales of Embassy Summer by giving operational support to the Embassy Sales Team and to the Summer School Team. Ayfer has ten years of sales and marketing experience in international education, most recently at Babylon Idiomas Spanish Language School in Barcelona. Previously, she was at BSC School of English in London and Hove College Business School in Brighton. Ayfer is thrilled to be part of the Embassy Sales Team and looking forward to this exciting and challenging opportunity.

Sarah Patrick

Moved within/to: Rugby School
On: February 2015

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Rugby School, UK. Sarah Patrick has joined Rugby School, one of the UK’s leading co-educational boarding schools, to head up their marketing activities. Following 15 years at the University of Warwick in marketing, recruitment and international partnership development, Sarah brings to the role a range of experience in education marketing. She joins Rugby at an exciting period in the school’s almost 450-year history, as the School celebrates 40 years of being co-educational, and during a year when the Rugby World Cup will take place in the UK – putting the spotlight very much on the School as the birthplace of the game.

Donna Lee

Moved within/to: The University of Bradford
On: August 2014

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The University of Bradford, UK. Donna has joined The University of Bradford as Dean of Social and International Studies. Donna was Professor of International Political Economy, University of Kent where she was Professor of International Political Economy. Before that she was Professor of Political Economy and Diplomacy at the University of Birmingham as well as holding various managerial positions such as Deputy Head of the School of Social Sciences, Directory of Quality Assurance and Enhancement, and University Senior Tutor.

Alex Proudfoot

Moved within/to: Study UK
On: January 2015

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Study UK, UK. Alex was appointed to the new position of Chief Executive after three years of rapid growth at the membership association under his management. Alongside the Study UK team, Alex works to promote a modern and diverse sector of independent further and higher education, with high standards and an international outlook. Alex was previously Communications Manager for the British Accreditation Council, and is a student of comedy, music and philosophy.

Hamish Davies

Moved within/to: Swinburne University of Technology
On: January 2015

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Swinburne University of Technology, China. Hamish has joined Swinburne as the Regional Relations Manager for North Asia and onshore (including Australia, NZ and Pacific). Managing a team of marketing and admissions staff in China and Australia, Hamish’s focus will be to drive strategy across key markets. With over 10 years of experience, Hamish has previously worked at The University of Melbourne, New Oriental, Victoria University and The University of Tasmania.

Paul Lafferty

Moved within/to: Kaplan
On: January 2015

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Kaplan, UK. Formerly Director of Glasgow International College, Paul been promoted to Director of Colleges (UK Pathways) at Kaplan. Paul, who is an MBA graduate from Strathclyde University, joined Kaplan in 2011 and has worked in the education sector for ten years. He will provide leadership to College management teams and drive the delivery, development and enhancement of activities across Kaplan Pathway Colleges.

Farman Kaveh

Moved within/to: Abbey College
On: February 2015

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Abbey College, Malvern, UK. Abbey College, Malvern is pleased to announce that Farman Kaveh has joined them as Director, Marketing and Recruitment. Farman joins after six years as Gloucestershire College’s International Manager, having previously had a stint at the University of Gloucestershire, and at the Abbey College prior to that.

Alex Bols

Moved within/to: GuildHE
On: May 2014

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GuildHE, UK. Alex Bols was recently appointed Deputy Chief Executive at GuildHE – one of the recognised representative bodies of UK universities. Alex was previously Executive Director of the 1994 Group of research-intensive universities, Head of Higher Education and Assistant Director (Research) at the National Union of Students and Secretary General of the European Students’ Union, he has also worked at the Institute of Education and Universities UK.

Julian Kenny

Moved within/to: Regent's University
On: January 2015

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Regent’s University, UK. Julian returns to Regent’s as Associate Director of the Regent’s Institute of Languages and Culture. He will be developing programmes including a pre-Master’s qualification and a suite of TESOL training programmes. Julian previously worked at Regent’s for 10 years as a lecturer and has been working in TESOL/ESOL for 23 years. Most recently Julian was the Head of Teacher Development for Trinity College London.