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Recent Movers & Shakers

Mike Everett

Moved within/to: Study Group
On: February 2015

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Study Group, UK. Mike has joined Study Group as COO, UK and Europe. He will be focused on building the strategy, people, infrastructure and systems to support Study Group’s growth.  He will be based in Study Group’s Brighton office.

Mike joins from YSC, the business psychology consultancy, where he was Global COO.  Prior to this he spent over ten years at MORI and Ipsos MORI where he was CEO of the UK business and Global HR Director. He has also been global head of customer and employee research for TNS and spent the early part of his career as a management consultant and academic researcher.

Kent Anderson

Moved within/to: University of Western Australia
On: October 2014

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University of Western Australia, Australia. A Professor of Law who grew up in Alaska and speaks Japanese is the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Community and Engagement) at The University of Western Australia. Kent Anderson previously held the role of Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) at the University of Adelaide. Kent will lead UWA’s engagement with the wider community to reinforce the university’s commitment to excellence. Vice Chancellor, Paul Johnson, commented, “Our engagement locally, nationally and internationally is already in sharp focus with activities such as the Perth International Arts Festival and the In The Zone conference.  This engagement, led by Professor Anderson, will help position the university to achieve its ambition of becoming one of the world’s top 50 universities by 2050.”

Leigh McIntyre

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

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Cambridge Education Group, Asia. Leigh McIntyre has moved within CEG from her previous past role as Inside Sales Manager to be Regional Manager of Asia for Stafford House Schools of English and Study Holidays. She told The PIE, “I am delighted to return and build on my past experience in Asia working for St Giles International. Stafford House has exciting plans of expansion with our new school opening in Cambridge this year and further plans for growth in the USA.” Stafford House is the English language teaching operation that is one of the CEG divisions. 

Zauresh Amanz-holova

Moved within/to: Shorelight Education
On: March 2015

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Shorelight Education, USA. Zauresh has joined Shorelight Education after 2.5 years of working as an alumni and education coordinator at the Public Affairs Section at the US Consulate General in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Her main role at the Consulate was to promote US higher education among youth and general public, as well as to establish contact with US higher education institutions. Prior to her work at the US Diplomatic Mission, Zauresh worked at the American Councils for International Education on several government education exchange programs; and the United Nations Population Fund in Kazakhstan on youth programs. In her new role at Shorelight Education Zauresh will be the main point of contact for agents and partners in Central Asia.

Lucy Cattermole

Moved within/to: Kings Education
On: March 2015

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Kings Education, South East Asia. Lucy Cattermole joins Kings Education in the newly created role of Regional Development Director, based in South East Asia. She will be responsible for building strong partnerships with numerous sources in the region as well as for setting up a new recruitment team. Lucy will also be involved with development and recruitment for the Kings English programme portfolio. Her career in international education spans over 15 years working for some of the sector’s major operators. She began working as a teacher before becoming Regional Manager for Study Group in Latin America. She joins Kings from EC, where she was Assistant Director of Global Sales.

Thomas Santini Mayer

Moved within/to: Kings Education
On: February 2015

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Kings Education, Germany. Thomas is a dual German/Italian national and is fluent in four European languages. He joins Kings Education after six years heading up one of  Germany’s top educational agencies. Before this, Thomas was Product Manager for Italy at one of Germany’s largest tour operators. Thomas will be based in Munich, and will work closely with Shelan Rodger, the Kings Regional Director for Europe, to ensure outstanding service level for Kings partner agents in the region.

Gladys Yanez

Moved within/to: Kings Education
On: March 2015

Gladys Yanez

Kings Education, UK. Gladys’ career encompasses both the agency side and provider side of the international education sector. She joins Kings Education from Embassy English, where she was responsible for Western Europe and Latin America. Gladys is a Venezuelan national but has lived in Europe for the past 10 years. She will be developing strong agent relationships in key markets throughout Latin America for both EFL and pre-university programmes. She is based in Brighton, UK and will work closely with Jose Corrie, the Kings Regional Director for Latin America, to maintain and develop Kings’ reputation for quality in the region.

Johnny Peters

Moved within/to: Embassy English
On: March 2015

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Embassy English, US. Johnny Peters has been hired to lead Global Sales for Embassy English as Director of International Business Development. Johnny is returning to Study Group where he led EMEA’s Sales and Marketing from 2004-2009 and oversaw Embassy English’s Sales and Marketing from 2009-2011. Based in New York, he will oversee Embassy’s worldwide sales team and global agent relationships. Johnny’s career spans over twenty years, beginning as an English teacher in international schools in Sydney and Lisbon. He then led Sales and Marketing initiatives for Regent Language Training in the UK before joining Study Group and Embassy, where he oversaw the global sales team and led his division to annual revenue growth over five consecutive years. Since 2011, he has run JP consulting, specialising in the support of clients in the international education industry.

Tony Froggatt

Moved within/to: Kaplan International English
On: February 2015

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Kaplan International English, UK. Tony Froggatt has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of Kaplan International English, one of the world’s foremost English Language Training organisations. Tony is responsible for 44 schools in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Singapore which serve students from more than 150 different countries. He initially trained as an accountant before moving into the international education business in 1989. He has held key positions in finance, operations and sales for several of the largest organisations in the industry, including Nord Anglish Education PLC, Education First, Aspect Education and Kaplan. Most recently, he was Director of Colleges for Kaplan’s UK pathway colleges.

Gordon Scott

Moved within/to: Uncategorized
On: October 2014

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Gordon Scott Consulting, Australia. Gordon is a management consultant to the international education industry with a client base spread across Australia. He is also currently a Board Director of the International Education Association of Australia. Gordon is an Asian market expert, speaks Indonesia, and is seeking an opportunity to assist institutions and government agencies with an international education agenda across the Asia Pacific region. Gordon launched the award winning Study Brisbane initiative in 2009, and has previously been the Director of the Australia and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in the UK and Director of International Trade and Relations at mining software giant Mincom.

 

 

Erez Tocker

Moved within/to: Kaplan
On: January 2015

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Kaplan, UK. Erez Tocker was promoted to Senior Vice President, New Business Initiatives at Kaplan Inc. after several years serving as Managing Director for Kaplan International English, during which the KIE business experienced rapid growth. Before joining Kaplan, Erez also worked as CEO for Oxford English Training Limited in China. In his new role, Erez will be seeking strategic partnerships and acquisitions across all of Kaplan’s divisions globally and will provide senior leadership to the management of portfolio businesses.

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

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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

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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.