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Recent Movers & Shakers

Lucy Greaves

Moved within/to: The PIE
On: February 2016

Lucy Greaves

The PIE, UK. Lucy has joined The PIE as Business Development Director. Her initial focus will be on developing new sales channels before taking a wider role in the company’s exciting development plans. Lucy has been part of the international education sector for almost 20 years, starting her career at EF. During a subsequent decade of marketing at Study Group, Lucy ran the centralised group sales unit and was responsible, among other things, for parties, events and creative trade shows that are still talked about today. Lucy has spent the last six years successfully developing new markets including China, Brazil, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Ukraine and Germany as Director of Sales and Marketing for Ardmore Language Schools.

Crystal Martinez

Moved within/to: Embassy English
On: January 2016

Crystal Martinez

Embassy English, US. Crystal has recently joined the Embassy English Operations Team based out of New York in the new role of Operations Manager North America. As part of her responsibilities, she will be working closely with the study centres to provide operational support and to inspire growth. She has previously held a position as National Student Services Representative where she provided West Coast Student Services training and departmental support. Over the last four years, she also managed the student enrolment, housing and activity programmes for the Los Angeles study centre.  

 

Rebecca Jones

Moved within/to: Hotcourses
On: November 2015

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Hotcourses, Australia. Rebecca joins Hotcourses APAC as Key Account Director. Her focus will be working with their partners across Australia and New Zealand on core deliverables such as market intelligence, lead generation and ROI accountability. She was previously the Portfolio Director of the Hotcourses team based in London where she worked across Hotcourses and British Council products. She brings with her six years of experience within the international education sector. She’s delighted to be back in Australia after many years away, and is looking forward to working with institutions in the region to help them achieve their international marketing and recruitment goals.

Haviva Parnes

Moved within/to: EC English
On: November 2015

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EC English Language Centers, US. Haviva has joined EC English Language Centers as the new Compliance Director. Haviva has been working in EFL education for the last 15 years, and is also currently VP of Advocacy for EnglishUSA. The role is newly created and shows EC’s dedication to doing not only what the law regulates, but also what is best for students. Haviva is excited to bring her skills and passion to EC and with ACCET, SEVP, PCTIA, Languages Canada and various state licensing. There is no shortage of things to do.

Ezgi Ozyavas

Moved within/to: Edcon
On: January 2016

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Edcon, Turkey. Ezgi has joined Edcon Education Consultancy as an education counsellor. Edcon is one of the leading education counselling companies with 19 years of experience, specialising in the British education system, as well as being the only official representative for many higher education institutions. In the company, Ezgi will be responsible for providing career guidance to students willing to study abroad. She will also be counselling students about related destinations and giving detailed information of the institutions where they want to study, enrolment an visa requirements. She has been working in international education for seven years and is very enthusiastic to continue sharing her experience with prospective students.

Daniel Rojas

Moved within/to: Embassy English
On: January 2016

Daniel Rojas

Embassy English, US. Daniel has 12 years of experience at Embassy English, including as a former student, and has been appointed Global Marketing Manager for the organisation. In his new role, Daniel will be responsible for providing marketing support to the Sales team worldwide, and to implement strategies and marketing plans which provide exposure to the wide range of products offered by the Embassy English brand. Daniel has been in the creative services, sales and marketing departments of Embassy English, which has provided him with a deep knowledge of both the organisation and the industry. He will be based in New York, where he moved from his native Spain in 2003.

Geoff Wilmshurst

Moved within/to: Camosun College
On: January 2016

Geoff-Wilmshurst

Camosun College, Canada. Camosun College in Victoria, British Columbia has recently appointed Geoff as Vice President Partnerships. Geoff has been the Director of Camosun International for the past four years. In his new role, he will continue to have oversight of the international portfolio along with marketing and communications, contract training, continuing education business development and the Camosun Foundation. Geoff has over 20 years of experience in international education including a variety of roles with Study Group, Thompson Rivers University, AFS Intercultural Programs and World University Service of Canada. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Bureau for International Education.

Laina MacRae

Moved within/to: Embassy English
On: October 2015

Laina MacRae

Embassy English, US. Laina joined Embassy English as Global Communications Manager. She is responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of branded social media content across eighteen study centres in North America, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, as well as managing the Embassy English blog. Her responsibilities also include internal communications, industry event coordination and public relations. Laina comes from a diverse marketing background, having worked in high-end retail, veterinary medicine and university level education. Her deep commitment to value of international education comes from her personal experience of studying abroad in Greece, Italy and Costa Rica.

Ryan Henderson

Moved within/to: Cognita Schools
On: December 2015

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Cognita Schools, UK. Ryan has joined Cognita as International Admissions Officer. He has been working in China for the last seven and a half years, and has taught in both higher education and private international schools around the country. Ryan most recently headed the design department of a prestigious school in Shenzhen – including placing students in UK institutes of further education. Prior to that, Ryan was Liaison Officer at a central Chinese university. After relocating to the UK, Ryan chose to focus on the recruitment and linguistic aspects of his previous work and is excited to take on the new challenges offered by the international section at Cognita.

Andy Cowle

Moved within/to: Newsmart
On: October 2015

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Newsmart, UK. Andy has joined Dow Jones in London as the Sales Director for Newsmart, which teaches business English online using daily news from The Wall Street Journal. Andy has worked as a sales and marketing specialist in ELT for over 30 years. A graduate in German and English Linguistics, and a former EFL teacher, Andy has worked in over 40 countries for many of the largest ELT publishers and distributors in the industry. Before joining Newsmart, Andy ran his own sales and training consultancy business, including his own ELT publishing list, which he sold to HarperCollins in 2013.

Marta Silva

Moved within/to: CIAL Centro de Línguas
On: October 2015

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CIAL Centro de Línguas, Portugal. CIAL Centro de Línguas in Lisbon has recently appointed Marta Silva as Director of Studies. Marta has been a teacher at CIAL for 16 years, as well as an author of course syllabus and materials. She holds degrees in Linguistics and Portuguese Studies from the University of Lisbon. Marta will coordinate all teaching activities, including the liaison with CIAL in Faro. “CIAL has grown and it was time we had a member of staff familiar with our approach to language teaching and overall philosophy, totally dedicated to academics,” said Alexandra Borges de Sousa, Managing Director of CIAL.

Anne-Marie Bruner Tracey

Moved within/to: Dukes Education
On: December 2015

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Dukes Education, UK. Having worked in higher education admissions and programme development on both sides of the Atlantic for 17 years, Anne-Marie joined Jon Tabbert Associates within Dukes Education Group. Her professional passion is encouraging international opportunity and promoting intercultural understanding. Anne-Marie began her career with Centenary College of Louisiana, where she served as Associate Director of Admissions and Director of Intercultural Affairs. She then moved to the University of East Anglia working in recruitment and study abroad management and was proactive in working groups for strategy, internationalisation and pastoral support. She is also a member of the Forum on Education Abroad European Conference Committee and a member of the NAFSA Training Corps.

Evan Schiff

Moved within/to: Pearson
On: September 2015

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Pearson, UK. Evan has recently joined Pearson Education as the Head of Digital. Pearson is the largest education company in the world and Evan will be focused on driving digital courses to Pearson’s Higher National students. He joins Pearson after launching his own company, the Travelling Classroom in 2013, where he developed expertise in all facets of business management. Having worked in EFL for more than a decade, Evan is looking forward to this new challenge in a different educational environment. The opportunity to have a positive impact on the hundreds of thousands of students around the world learning on HNDs and HNCs was really quite attractive.

Sheena King

Moved within/to: Kirkham Grammar School
On: September 2015

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Kirkham Grammar School, UK. Sheena has joined independent day and boarding school, Kirkham Grammar in Lancashire as the Head of Marketing. This is a new role designed to consider marketing from a strategic point of view, align the brand with the marketing objectives and represent all that Kirkham Grammar have to offer for pupils aged 3-18 years. Previously, she held a role as Head of Marketing for Study Across the Pond, which recruits international students from the US, Canada, South America and Norway for 40 of the top UK universities. Sheena has also worked for London School of Business and Finance.

Mark Bradley

Moved within/to: Perth Institute of Business and Technology
On: 2015

Mark Bradley

PIBT, Australia. Mark was appointed to the position of Marketing Manager at Perth Institute of Business and Technology and is responsible for the recruitment of students from South East Asia, the Middle East and Australia. In his role, he will be working closely with Edith Cowan University to further develop the profile of the two institutions as well as strengthening the ties with their key stakeholders. Mark has worked in international education for 11 years. In addition to student recruitment, his roles have expanded to include brand/product launch and development, international development and international relations.

 

Jemma Davies

Moved within/to: SMRS
On: January 2016

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SMRS, UK. Jemma joined SMRS Ltd, one of the largest education marketing agencies in the UK, as the international education marketing manager. Jemma, who previously worked at the University of Groningen, was responsible for marketing the university in 25 countries around the world, and brings eight years of marketing expertise to SMRS. Jemma is now responsible for support existing university clients; ensuring their international marketing campaigns are working to best effect while also developing the international offer at SMRS. She is excited for the scope that this role will bring and is delighted to continue to work in international education marketing, a sector she is very passionate about.