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Recent Movers & Shakers

Janine Reeves

Moved within/to: Cambridge Education Group
On: March 2014


Cambridge Education Group, UK. Janine has joined CEG as Deputy Director of Student Recruitment for CATS College. She joins CEG from Study Group where she was most recently based in Hong Kong as Recruitment Manager, North and South East Asia. Having started in the education industry in 2007, Janine has worked in both the language and higher education sector and brings with her experience from Europe, UK onshore, North and South East Asia.
“CEG is as at an exciting stage in its journey and I’m really pleased to be able to be a part of it,” she said. “I’m looking forward working with our partners across the region to continue to find and develop new opportunities that will provide the best educational experience for our students.”

Ben Goodwin

Moved within/to: University of Birmingham
On: April 2014


University of Birmingham, UK. Ben has been appointed International Media Relations Manager on a secondment at the University of Birmingham. Ben graduated from Birmingham in 2006 before embarking on a career as a broadcast journalist. Returning to the university in 2011, Ben was Marketing Assistant at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts before moving in to the central Marketing and Communications team as the university’s Digital Marketing and Communications Officer. In his new role, Ben is responsible for international media relations at the university to enhance the institution’s global media profile, and he is thrilled to now be posted in his dream job.

Gina Archer Borriello

Moved within/to: London School of English
On: March 2014

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The London School of English, UK. Gina has joined the LSE team for a newly-created role of Accommodation Services Executive. Gina’s role will involve all administration of  accommodation provision as well the development of new accommodation options; both recruiting new homestay families and expanding the school’s other accommodation offers. Gina has spent a number of years working both in the accommodation and the hospitality industry. She joins LSE from Host International and schools isconfident her experience will help her to maintain the high quality of its accommodation provision.

Theresa Blackmore

Moved within/to: Living Learning English
On: February 2014

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Living Learning English, UK. Theresa has been appointed as the Academic Manager at LLE.  She has a strong and varied background in ESOL/EFL teaching and management, working for two years in Germany, nine years in London and most recently for two years in northern Spain.  She has a PGCE in Post-compulsory Education and has just earned the Cambridge DELTA from International House, Barcelona.  As well as settling in to her busy role and life in the UK, she is also working on an EFL writing project. “I am thrilled to be able to put all my skills and experience into my work at LLE,” she said. “My DELTA module three specialism has deepened my understanding of one-to-one teaching and learning and enabled me to better support our teachers in their work.”

Carissa Cutrell

Moved within/to: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
On: March 2014


Student and Exchange Visitor Program, USA. Carissa has joined the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) as its public affairs officer. In her new role, she will serve as the SEVP spokesperson and handle media outreach for the program. SEVP currently oversees approximately 8,500 U.S. schools and nearly one million international students studying in the United States for compliance with U.S. laws and regulations. Carissa has more than 10 years of experience in the public relations field, representing both private businesses and government agencies. She previously served as an ICE public affairs officer in Florida and managed the agency’s web presence at its Washington, D.C. headquarters.

Mark Branov

Moved within/to: ILSC Education Group
On: March 2014

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ILSC Education Group, India. Mark  has recently taken on the position of School Director at ILSC-New Delhi. Mark began his tenure at ILSC in 2012 working as an IELTS examiner and instructor at the Toronto campus, and brings over 15 years of industry experience to his new appointment.  Prior to ILSC, Mark taught in Japan, worked as the Principal of a K-12 American School in Macedonia, and held various roles at EF International Language Schools including Senior Teacher, Academic Coordinator and Internship Manager. Mark is passionate about supporting students through the learning process whether they come to ILSC to achieve specific goals, or simply for the love of learning.

Henna Bhatti

Moved within/to: Cambridge Education Group
On: March 2014


Cambridge Education Group, UK. Henna joins CEG’s sales team as Student Recruitment Manager for the Middle East and North Africa region. She will be focusing mainly on driving sales and developing the agent network for the FoundationCampus university pathway programmes in the UK, USA and Amsterdam, but she will also be involved in promoting across the wider CEG portfolio. Previously Henna worked for St Giles International, where she managed and developed sales for their English language portfolio across the MENA, Russia and CIS regions. Henna says “I am very excited about broadening my remit from EFL only to academic programmes, and look forward to strengthening CEG’s position as the leading pathway provider.”

Natacha Cullinan

Moved within/to: QS
On: January 2014


QS, UK. Natacha has joined QS working in the Online department on digital marketing. She started her career working with the British Council as a language assistant in Mexico, returning to the UK to work on the start-up ThirdYearAbroad as the managing editor and creative director. It was there that she built up her knowledge of the digital space, setting up her own copywriting and marketing agency in the process. She has worked with start-ups, SMEs, government bodies and corporate clients in the education and careers industry, as well as a host of others, to help them develop their brand and their presence online. Her editorial and marketing experience lend themselves perfectly to QS, to help promote their products.

Isabelle Bristow

Moved within/to: Cambridge Education Group
On: April 2014


Cambridge Education Group, USA. Isabelle has joined CEG as Director of Student Recruitment for the USA with responsibility for driving recruitment into the Group’s growing North American portfolio from the EMEA, Central and South Asia and Americas regions.  Isabelle’s ten years’ experience in the industry from teaching at Study Group’s Bellerbys College, followed by five years in both pathway and language sales positions at Kaplan International, puts her in an excellent position to promote and recruit for CATS Academy High School and ONCAMPUS university pathway programmes. Isabelle said: “I am really excited about joining CEG at such an exciting time.  The Group is already well renowned for its high quality and excellent results in the UK and I can’t wait to be part of bringing that same excellence to students wishing to study in the United States”.

Ed Perryman

Moved within/to: Astrum Education
On: March 2014


Astrum Education, UK. Ed has joined Astrum Education as Regional Recruitment and Marketing Manager for Europe and Latin America. He has considerable industry experience spanning the EFL, secondary education and pathway sectors. Most recently he spent just over two years at Cambridge Education Group managing their recruitment activities in Europe and parts of Latin America, having previously worked as a Sales Manager for the OISE Group across global markets. “I’m delighted to be joining the team at Astrum Education. The calibre of the staff here is quite simply outstanding, and what is most exciting is a real commitment to raise the industry bar in terms of the level of customer service and educational experience being delivered,” he said.

Cinta Grimaitre

Moved within/to: Navitas
On: March 2014


Navitas, Australia. Since 2001 Cinta has both studied and worked with Navitas English (formerly known as the Australian College of English – ACE). After graduating from Sydney University, Cinta completed a CELTA and DELTA at ACE Bondi and held the positions of Senior Teacher and Cambridge Coordinator. Cinta lived in Switzerland for three years working as a Marketing Manager for an International Business College. In 2007, Cinta returned to Navitas English as Regional Marketing Manager – Europe and Middle East and currently holds the role of Regional Marketing Manager – Asia. Cinta is fluent in French and Spanish, loves travelling to discover new cultures, visiting scuba diving destinations and cooking international recipes.

David Newton

Moved within/to: Kaplan
On: March 2014


Kaplan, Australia. David has joined Kaplan Australia as the Director of Business Development in Higher Education. He brings over 18 years’ of international education experience to the position from previous posts in the UK, Turkey and the USA. In his previous role at OISE, he was responsible for seven schools in the UK, USA and Australia. He has recently relocated to Sydney from Oxford and will responsible for developing relationships with the Australia Higher Education sector and driving growth in the Kaplan HE sector as a whole.

Antonio Parreño

Moved within/to: Wall Street English
On: December 2013


Wall Street English, Spain. Antonio has rejoined Wall Street English as the Operations Director in Madrid after owning six schools in the group in Valencia, Spain. After graduating from the University of Valencia with a degree in the English language he has worked in the education sector for 15 years opening schools, recruiting students, training teacher, directing marketing and sales and developing didactics. He has completed his PhD with a thesis entitled “Different ways of teaching English around the world”. In his new position at Wall Street he will be charged with opening new schools, looking for new locations, recruiting and training staff, preparing marketing campaigns and ensure sales targets are met.

Martin Staffolani

Moved within/to: International Education Services
On: March 2014

Martin Staffolani

International Education Services, Spain. Martin has many years of experience in international education operations and recruitment including creating, launching and managing two language schools, in Argentina and Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in the Hospitality Industry and is now pursuing a Masters’ Degree in Marketing by CEPADE, Polytechnic University of Madrid. “In the competitive world of private international education, it takes certain characteristics to profit and succeed. With over 12 years of experience in international education operations and recruitment, I have repeatedly produced and sustained revenue growth in dynamic and changing markets,” he said. His consultation service will help educators with market intelligence, identifying challenges and finding their target audience.

Daniel Mangabeira

Moved within/to: Sannam S4
On: March 2014


Sannam S4, Brazil. As Country Head, Brazil at Sannam S4, Daniel is in charge of all of the company’s operations across the country as well as Latin America. He is tasked with providing support to international businesses seeking to access the Brazilian market, which requires a strong dedication to Higher Ed. Daniel spent almost five years working for the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office in Brazil, both as a policy advisor at the British Embassy in Brasilia and as the head of the UKTI’s financial and legal services sector at the Consulate General in São Paulo. Daniel has a legal background and is currently a PhD candidate in International Law at the University of São Paulo.

Vetri Subramanian

Moved within/to: SI-UK Educational Council
On: February 2014


SI-UK Educational Council, UK. Vetri joins SI-UK as Head of External Business Development & Partnerships. He is responsible for driving sales and strengthening relationships with UCAS, private student education and essential providers, private and public colleges, agents and industry-related businesses, and driving the SI-UK brand forward. Vetri has 8 years’ experience in business development, sales and marketing, both nationally and internationally. He has played various managerial roles at telecom operators Lyca and Lebara with a heavy focus on international student acquisition. “I am cheerful to join the SI-UK family to build on their success in terms of strengthening relationship with industry related partners,” he said.