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Recent Movers & Shakers

Andrew Wait

Moved within/to: Lynda.com
On: August 2014

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lynda.com, USA. Andrew joins online learning company lynda.com as Chief Revenue Officer. Most recently Andrew was president of EF Englishtown, the world’s largest online English school based in London, and prior to that was SVP and general manager of Ancestry.com. Reporting to CEO Eric Robison, Andrew will drive the company’s strategic direction including, global expansion, marketing, customer experience and enterprise sales. “Andrew possesses the perfect blend of analytical thinking, hands-on initiative, creativity and leadership that will be critical for us as we continue to grow lynda.com,” said Eric Robison.

Petru Hoza

Moved within/to: Trinity College London
On: July 2014


Trinity College London, UK. Petru has joined Trinity College London as its Key Account Manager (SELT). Petru previously worked for learndirect for four and a half years and gained a lot of experience around education for adults, meaning his transition to international higher education has been a natural progression. “I am excited to join such a dynamic company committed to providing high quality support for all our students from initial enquiry through to certification, ensuring they will achieve their academic goal,” he said.

Linda Sandberg

Moved within/to: ISIS Education & Travel
On: August 2014


ISIS Education, UK. Linda now joins ISIS Education as Regional Sales Manager for Europe – Pathway Division. Originally from Sweden, Linda studied Studied Social Sciences & History of Economics at Uppsala universitet and also holds a Master’s degree in Marketing Management. Having worked in the education industry for nine years, Linda has held posts at Babylon Idiomas in both marketing and sales. “It is fascinating to see how education brings people together from all over the world. I’m now joining ISIS Education to investigate the new trends on the Higher Education market and I’m excited to start offering a wider education package to our clients to help them reach their goals,” she said.

Hadil El-Agami

Moved within/to: Uncategorized
On: August 2014

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The PIE Talent, UK. Hadil has recently joined The PIE Jobs team as Recruitment Manager. A fluent Arabic speaker who is well travelled and has lived abroad, she has spent the past couple of years pursuing a career in international higher education and economic development. Her previous role working with an international education consultancy based in London gave her insight into the higher education sector through working closely with international students and matching them according to universities in and around the UK.

Sharon Bignell

Moved within/to: Griffith University
On: July 2014


Griffith University, Australia. Sharon has recently joined Griffith University as Regional Marketing Manager (Japan, Korea, Onshore). A fluent Japanese speaker, she has spent the last 10 years in Japan and the UK working in various government and education-related roles, including for English UK, Study UK and the Study Abroad Foundation in London, and for the Australian Embassy and the JET Programme Management Department in Tokyo. In her hometown of Sydney, she previously worked for IDP Education Australia and in higher education administration. Now living in sunny Brisbane, Sharon is excited to be promoting an innovative institution in one of Australia’s fastest growth regions.

Nick Stevenson

Moved within/to: ICEF
On: August 2014


ICEF, UK. Nick has over six years’ experience within the international education industry. After graduation from University of Leeds, he started working in ad sales, later moving onto global print/production firm PPI where he spent three years helping to develop its international client base. For ICEF, he will be focusing on business development within UK & Ireland. “I am very excited to be joining the ICEF team, I have always enjoyed attending the workshops over the years, and hope I can make a big contribution to their continued success for the years to come,” he said.

Ed Hillier

Moved within/to: Clever Student Lets
On: July 2014


Clever Student Lets, UK. Former English teacher and Legal expert Ed is the new International Business Development Consultant at Clever Student Lets, based in Plymouth, Devon. Ed, a fluent Mandarin speaker, spent the last 10 years in Beijing working with a top lawyer in the city, and delivering English education skills to Chinese students. He recently returned to the UK, and looking to grow Clever Student Lets growth plans in the Middle East, and especially China over the next few years.  “Clever Student Lets is an unrivalled student property provider in the South West for UK and international students & growing massively, and looking to grow with partners in the middle east, and especially China.”

Laura Mould

Moved within/to: Excel English
On: July 2014


Excel English, UK. Born and raised in Canada and having spent the last six years in Italy, Laura has recently moved to London to take on the role of Sales Executive at Excel English. Although relatively new to the industry, Laura has built up experience from different perspectives – as an exchange student, as an English teacher and most recently as a Marketing Manager for a study travel agency in Italy. “Anyone who knows me well would say I am passionate about study travel. It’s always been my dream to work in this industry and I’m really excited to promote such an excellent school.”

Alex Wiggins

Moved within/to: St Mary's University
On: July 2014


St Mary’s University, Twickenham, UK. Alex has recently joined St Mary’s University, Twickenham as Student Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor. For the past few years Alex has worked with BPP University developing their inclusion work, he hopes to bring those skills into his new role at St Mary’s. Alex has a background in Further and Higher Education support roles, including learning support and inclusion based positions. He is thrilled to be joining St Mary’s and looks forward to this new challenge and supporting widening participation in HE.

Peter Hogan

Moved within/to: The Regent's School
On: August 2014


The Regent’s School, Thailand. Peter has been Head of three schools in the UK- two leading independent day and boarding schools and one Academy and is the newly appointed Principal of The Regent’s School in Bangkok.  Beyond the school gates he has advised organizations including The London Stock Exchange, Barclays Stockbrokers and RBS on educational issues. He created the first digital school bank and for many years ran the biggest UK on-line share trading simulation for under 18s. He is the author a number of text for A level students and teachers, has been a schools inspector for over ten years, a governor of schools and universities and lectured on educational issues in the UK and overseas.

Carol Lewis

Moved within/to: City of Westminster College
On: June 2014

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City of Westminster College, UK. Carol has worked in vocational education for many years and has been at City of Westminster College for six years where she has just been appointed as Associate Director of HE and International Development. She has a broad range of experience across several sectors including Science and Health as well as experience across all levels of vocational education. She is very excited to be able to develop an international reputation at this centrally located London college.

Enzo Raimo

Moved within/to: University of Reading
On: August 2014


University of Reading, UK. From August 1, Enzo will start his new duties as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement at the university. A Reading graduate, Enzo has been Director of the International Office at the University of Nottingham for the past eight years. His new role will involve leading Reading’s global strategy including developing new markets; building academic and business partnerships overseas; and raising its profile internationally. “I’m genuinely very excited to be joining Reading not only because I’m a graduate of the University but because it feels as if there is real ambition around its international agenda,” he said. “I’m looking forward to working with my new colleagues to further grow Reading’s standing and activities overseas.”

Vicki Thomson

Moved within/to: Group of Eight
On: July 2014

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Group of Eight, Australia. Vicki is the newly appointed Executive Director of the Go8, succeeding Mike Gallagher who held the position for the past seven years.  She comes to the role after more than a decade leading the Australian Technology Network of Universities. She is also a member of the Australia China Council Board and the New Colombo Plan Reference Group. “The sector is facing some very complex political and policy issues at present,” she said. “I am very much looking forward to assisting the Go8 navigate its way through them. Far from resting on their laurels as leading Australian universities, the Go8 seeks to maintain and build on its international reputation for higher education and research.”

Shreya Paudel

Moved within/to: UK
On: July 2014


National Union of Students, UK. Shreya  is the newly elected NUS International Students’ Officer who will be representing about 600,000 international students in the UK until June 2015. With an experience of being the president of Middlesex University Students’ Union in 2012/2013 and the NUS International Students’ Committee member in 2013/2014, he brings the knowledge of leading various successful campaigns. “My priority this year will be to contribute to building a positive light around the narrative of migrants and international students in the UK in the run up to the general election,” he said. “International students are a huge asset for the UK, bringing social and economic benefit to the society here and this needs to be highlighted amid the challenging political climate.”

Richard Gilby

Moved within/to: Cambridge International Examinations
On: July 2014


Cambridge International Examinations, Mexico. Cambridge International Examinations are delighted to announce that Richard Gilby joined on 8 July as Regional Development Manager, Latin America. Richard is based in Mexico. He joins Senior Schools Development Manager Lucila Márquez, who is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Richard says, “I am delighted to join Cambridge and am looking forward to working with Lucila to support our growing number of schools in Latin America. Having worked with Cambridge in various ways over the years, I’m very excited about this opportunity.” Richard will lead CIE’s Latin America team, as well as building and strengthening relationships with schools, associates, universities, governments and key education organisations including publishers and the British Council.


Kinya Yumoto

Moved within/to: Shonan Seminar Co. Ltd
On: June 2014

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Shonan Seminar Co. Ltd, Japan. Shonan Seminar Co. Ltd is pleased to announce that Kinya Yumoto has joined us as International Relations Executive of our Education Infrastructure Office, Innovative Development Division. Born in Japan, he earned a Bachelor degree at the University of Massachusetts Boston in the United States. Prior to this position, Mr. Yumoto has worked as Director, International Relations at Macquarie Education Group Australia, Ability Education in Sydney, Australia, in a Business Development Manager capacity, and previously at Japanese agency, Gio Club, as International Director. He is also a Certified International Travel Service Supervisor.