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Recent Movers & Shakers

Paul Lovegrove

Moved within/to: Navitas
On: July 2015

Paul Lovegrove

Navitas, UK. Paul has been appointed as General Executive Manager, United Kingdom within the University Programs division. He has significant knowledge of international higher education and pathways markets in the UK, gained over the past 20 years. Paul was most recently Director and Principal of the International Study Centres for Study Group, a position he held for eight years, having previously managed the establishment of Study Group’s first partnership in the UK in 2006. He has established trusted and strategic university partnerships with over 18 higher education institutions, and personally led the set-up of 12 partnerships in the UK.

Andy Quin

Moved within/to: Kaplan
On: March 2015

Andy Quin

Kaplan International College, UK. Andy has joined Kaplan as the new Director of Kaplan International College London. He joins from Study Group, where he was Principal of Bellerbys College London and its sister EFL school, EmbassyCES for 14 years. Previous to this, Andy managed summer course operations for Nord Anglia Education, ran a branch of the Anglo-Mexican Cultural Institute, and taught at the British Council in Milan. “I’m very much enjoying the new challenge,” he says. “Kaplan is a friendly, welcoming company to work for and the college is in a superb location, has a great team in place and wonderful potential for growth.”

 

Arturo Gonzalez

Moved within/to: Embassy English
On: July 2015

Arturo Gonzalez

Embassy English, Mexico. Arturo joins Embassy as Latin America Regional Sales Manager. He started in the marketing world working for Televisa, the largest Spanish speaking television network and mass media company as marketing collaborator. He has also had experience working at major international sports events including the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino and the 2012 Olympic Games in London. He recently worked within Oxford International where he had the opportunity to grow the market within Latin America, both for language and higher education programmes. Within the industry, he started five years ago at Embassy, focusing his experience with the Latin American region.

 

Christina Wu

Moved within/to: Uncategorized
On: June 2015

Christina Wu

SPARK Schools, South Africa. Christina joined SPARK Schools as a Business Operations Manager, part of a 10-week Pearson Affordable Learning Fund Fellowship. The Fellowship exposes individuals to high-performing start-ups working on issues of affordable education in emerging markets. At SPARK Schools, she is identifying strategies to increase operational and marketing efficiency to meet expansion objectives for the network of schools. Previously, she was the Manager, Marketing and Communications at the British Columbia Council for International Education. Christina is passionate about the role of business in creating long-term social change, and co-founded Global Agents, a social innovation incubator, investing in high potential ventures in developing markets. She is an MBA candidate at ESADE Business School in Spain.

Kelly Smith

Moved within/to: Uncategorized
On: March 2015

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AUIDF, Australia. Kelly has become Chair of the Australian Universities International Directors Forum. He also works as Director of the International Centre at the University of Western Australia. Kelly completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at Curtin University of Technology in 1987. After further study in teaching English as a second language, he taught for 10 years in Japan, and then at UWA’s Centre for English Language Teaching. He joined the international centre in 1999. After completing an MBA in 2000, he worked for a time in the private sector with Study Group before returning to UWA initially as Associate Director and then as Director of the International Centre.

 

Luke Kinneavy

Moved within/to: Cambridge Education Group
On: June 2015

Luke Kinneavy

Cambridge Education Group, UK. Luke joins Cambridge Education Group as Head of Operations: New Product Launches. In his new role, Luke will be driving operational, sales and admissions development for new CEG partnerships as the company expands its network of global partners and programmes. Luke will also be supporting a number of projects in core areas including development of a new CRM system and optimising admissions delivery. Prior to joining CEG, Luke graduated from Brighton University in 2007 before spending seven years at Study Group, most recently as Head of Admissions, Higher Education, UK and Europe.

Mona Chaisong

Moved within/to: INTO
On: February 2015

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INTO University Partnerships, Thailand. Mona joined INTO University Partnerships bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge to her new role from her previous role as Regional Manager with LSC Group of Colleges where she had been for six years. With her Thai upbringing and formal education in England, Mona provides a cross-cultural link and amazing insight into the needs of the Southeast Asian students and agents. Mona stepped into the role of Regional Manager, Thailand and Indochina, focusing on further strengthening INTO recruitment and building relationships with downstream formal partners. This will expand INTO recruitment awareness and successful acquirement of new and prospective students and agents.

Ewen Mackenzie-Bowie

Moved within/to: English New Zealand
On: July 2015

Ewen Mackenzie

English New Zealand, New Zealand. Ewen has been appointed the new Chairman of English New Zealand. He is the owner-director of two English New Zealand member schools: Auckland English Academy and New Horizon College. Ewen taught English in Egypt, Scotland and Spain before running language schools in England, and since 2001, in New Zealand. AEA and New Horizon are part of ICL Education Group, of which Ewen is Chairman. Ewen is an experienced director and marketer and has published several children’s literature texts. He said he is looking forward to engaging with government agencies and “enlightening them on the wonderful art that is English study travel”.

Sebastien Martinez

Moved within/to: Embassy English
On: July 2015

Sebastien Martinez

Embassy English, Colombia. Sebastien joins as Embassy’s Regional Sales Director for all the Americas, based in Colombia. With more than 12 years in the industry, Sebastien has a proven track record of providing service excellence and leading agent business development needs. Sebastien joined the industry in 2003 with Intrax Cultural Exchange, based in San Francisco, where he was in charge of Latin American business. After returning to his home country of Switzerland in 2009, he joined Embassy English as the Sales Manager for Western Europe, and then went on to become Embassy’s Sales Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Sebastien was most recently the International Business Development Director for Global University Systems, also based in Colombia.

Ashley Houston

Moved within/to: IES Abroad
On: July 2015

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IES Abroad, USA. Ashley Houston will be moving from Outreach Manager at GoAbroad.com into the newly created role of Outreach Coordinator for IES Abroad in Chicago. She looks forward to challenging the status quo within international education marketing, and making the discussion of study and intern abroad opportunities commonplace among students. She will be overseeing IES Abroad’s public relations, contributing to marketing campaigns, as well as doing a great deal of writing and editing. Ashley has a background in higher education, is social media savvy, and has extensive experience with international programming and language immersion.

Peter Hill

Moved within/to: Uncategorized
On: June 2015

Dr Peter Hill

Nord Anglia Education, Hong Kong. Peter Hill has joined as Nord Anglia Education as Education Director, leading the global education team to ensure the schools’ educational practice curricula and programmes are second to none. His experience spans numerous educational systems, including the UK, US, Australia and Hong Kong. Most recently he was the founding Chief Executive of the Australian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (ACARA). His previous roles also include Secretary General of the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority, and Director of Research and Development at the National Centre on Education and the Economy in the US.

Danika Wilkinson

Moved within/to: StudyCELTA
On: July 2015

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StudyCELTA, Spain. Danika has joined StudyCELTA, the agency specialised in Cambridge Teacher Training programmes such as CELTA and DELTA,  as Content and Information Coordinator at their main office in Spain. Danika is an experienced Australian journalist who graduated from UTS in Sydney. She is also an active blogger with a taste for linguistics and international business in general. Javier Mora, StudyCELTA Company Director, said: “We felt that we were missing something very basic and important for any business trying to progress in the digital era, a talented writer. We are very excited about our newest recruit and look forward to seeing her in action.”

Emma Coelho

Moved within/to: Anglo Educational Services
On: July 2015

Emma Coelho

Anglo Educational Services, UK. Emma is moving into the role of Partnership Development Manager at Anglo Educational Services and will be growing the existing strong market of the USA as well as looking at looking at new and developing markets, with an emphasis on highlighting the academic services AES can offer such as customised faculty led tours throughout the UK and Europe, service learning in developing countries, London internships and classroom facilities. After graduating in 2002 and studying in Spain and France, Emma began working at Anglo Educational Services as a Programmes Coordinator, and over her 13 years with the company her role has incorporated numerous areas of the business, including short term educational tours, internships, and overseeing classrooms and meeting space at the AES Study Centre.  

Rajay Naik

Moved within/to: PlattForm
On: June 2015

Rajay Naik

Plattform, UK. Rajay has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of UK and European Online Learning at Plattform. He has previously served as director of government and external affairs at The Open University, the UK’s largest university and the global leader in online learning, since 2010. Rajay has become an influential leader in the UK sector, joining Ministerial trade delegations and championing access and innovation internationally. During his time at the OU, the institution has continued its domination of part-time higher education, grown its international partnerships and launched the FutureLearn MOOC platform. Rajay is looking forward to enabling more UK institutions to offer world-class online degree programmes to students around the world.

Esther Wilkinson

Moved within/to: Jisc
On: June 2015

Esther Wilkinson JISC

Jisc, UK. Esther has taken up the role of Head of International at Jisc. She is a higher education specialist and has worked in various roles in education. These include Planetary and Protection Officer on the Beagle2 programme at the Open University, and working for the UK Research Councils for over 13 years on projects ranging from nuclear physics, multi-million pound longitudinal studies transversing medical and social sciences, and setting up the RCUK Strategy Unit). Following this, Esther was Assistant Director in the UK HE International Unit, leading overseas programmes and support, including HEGlobal and the Dikti Scholarship Scheme, in addition to managing operations for the Unit.

Ryan Buck

Moved within/to: Texas State University
On: April 2015

Ryan Buck

Texas State University, USA. Ryan joined Texas State University as the inaugural Assistant Vice President for International Affairs. In this leadership role, he focuses on enhancing the international profile and reputation of the university, and provides strategic direction and collaboration for achieving the university’s internationalisation goals. Before joining Texas State, Ryan served as the Executive Director of International Student Affairs at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. His background is in comprehensive internationalisation and collaborating with stakeholders to enhance global engagement and cross-cultural experiences. Ryan holds a PhD in public policy from the New School in New York City.