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Recent Movers & Shakers

Jodie Gray

Moved within/to: English UK
On: April 2015

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English UK, UK. Jodie has returned to English UK as Head of Market Development this month, after she worked for the company for seven years up until early 2014. She left to join a start-up international education business, The Intern Group, as Head of Global Agency Relationships and University Relations for the Asia Pacific region based in Sydney and Bangkok. In this role, she will plan and build new marketing initiatives, establishing and maintaining relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and partners, including developing student-facing market initiatives and seeking international education contracts for its members.

Steven Painter

Moved within/to: QA
On: February 2015

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QA, UK. Steven joins QA as New Market Development Manager, with key responsibilities to drive growth across identified new markets. Based in London, Steven will be working specifically on QA’s pathway contract with Northumbria University as well as recruitment to the Northumbria London campus, Ulster University London campus and Ulster University Birmingham campus. Prior to joining QA, Steven was Head of Postgraduate Student Recruitment at Global University Systems. As such, he brings a wealth of expertise across a spectrum of professional and higher education courses. Steven is excited to join one of the fastest growing corporate training providers to assist in their expertise into academic higher education programmes.

Inge Groeneveld

Moved within/to: Uncategorized
On: January 2015

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Peach Traveling School, Spain. After having worked for over seven years as a Marketing Director for some of the best Spanish language schools in Spain and Latin America, Inge decided it was time to set up a new project in which her passion for travelling and the Spanish language are put into practice. She decided to join forces with another industry professional, who used to run his own language travel agency for over ten years: Silvano Ligurgo. Together, they recently set up PeachTravelingSchool. This programme is intended for all people with a “traveller” spirit, whatever their age, wanting to learn Spanish in Spain in a different way: studying outdoors rather than within the four walls of a traditional school.

Natalia Maciver

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

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Cambridge Education Group, UK. Cambridge Education Group is pleased to welcome Natalia Maciver as its new Director of Sales Operations, to be based in Cambridge. Natalie joins after 11 years in Study Group where she spearheaded the UK and Europe admissions and customer service functions from 2011. Prior to that, Natalia was based in Moscow, heading up the Regional Office team for two years after a successful stint as Student Recruitment Manager for Bellerbys College. In her new role, Natalia will be working closely with sales and marketing to enhance customer service to agents and to ensure even greater student satisfaction through their journey from application to arrival.

Nick Miller

Moved within/to: QA
On: January 2015

Nick Miller

QA, UK. Nick joined QA as a Marketing and Recruitment specialist in January 2015, having previously worked for BPP and Kaplan. Nick has significant experience in the sector across higher education and professional qualifications. Based in London, he is delighted to be joining QA during its rapid growth and expansion. The higher education partnerships with Northumbria University and Ulster University are particularly exciting for him in terms of the opportunity to link to QA’s core business of digital and IT training. He is very much looking forward to working in this area along with the continued development of digital recruitment channels across the business.

Olutope Onitiri

Moved within/to: Shorelight Education
On: April 2015

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Shorelight Education, USA. Olutope joins Shorelight Education as Regional Manager with key responsibilities to drive growth across parts of Africa, with initial focus on Nigeria. Prior to joining Shorelight, Tope has had a wealth of experiences stemming from roles she occupied at various levels in both the agency and international education provider settings. As such, she brings on board a robust expertise on the Nigeria market. She joins from Study Group, where she was the Recruitment Specialist for Bellerbys College and ISCs UK and Europe. Tope is a welcome addition to the ever-growing team at Shorelight Education and she would make a significant impact for the brand in Nigeria.

Peter Phippen

Moved within/to: Bell Educational Services
On: April 2015

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Bell English, UK. Peter becomes the Chair of the international student education provider, Bell. Peter has spent 30 years in the media industry, holding board positions in the UK, USA, India and Australia. For many years, he was a Board Director of BBC Worldwide Ltd, for whom he developed and ran BBC magazines. He was also President and CEO of BBC Worldwides Americas Inc, launching a number of TV channels and chairing a venture with Discovery Inc. In 2011, he received the Marcus Morris Award, the highest accolade in magazine publishing. He says he is especially thrilled to be working with Bell.

Modesta Rahman

Moved within/to: UNICENTRES
On: March 2015

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UNICENTRES, UK. Modesta joined UNICENTRES, the pathway provider for Eurocentres, as the Regional Marketing & Student Recruitment Manager for Europe, Central Asia & MENA, based in their central London hub. With an agency background and experience in the region gained whilst working for Navitas, Modesta’s main focus of responsibility is to develop these markets for UNICENTRES as well as build the brand awareness amongst the agencies and the students.

Véronique Bertrand

Moved within/to: Institut de Touraine
On: March 2015

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Institut de Touraine, France. Véronique Bertrand has joined Institut de Touraine on 25 February 2015 as its new pedagogical director. A graduate from Rouen University and the University of Franche Comté (CLA), Véronique holds a master’s degree in Language Science. She started her career teaching French at the Alliance Française in London and at CAREL in Royan in France, where she also launched a multimedia project, including online testing and distance learning programs. She held various positions from teaching to leading departments or teacher training in the Middle East, Asia and South America before working in France and in the UK as academic and administrative director of a language school. Her previous position before joining the Institut de Touraine was as founding director and academic director of Aidan College in Switzerland.

Mohit Mukherjee

Moved within/to: Shorelight Education
On: April 2015

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Shorelight Education, USA. Mohit will be joining Shorelight Education as their new Managing Director for FIU’s Global First Year in Miami. Mohit started his career in with A.T. Kearney management consultants in San Francisco before making the transition to the world of education. In 2007, he founded the Centre for Executive Education for the United Nations mandated University for Peace. He is also the founder of Changemakers International, an organization enabling students to gain the skills to become social entrepreneurs. Mohit earned his Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University in 1995 and did his Master’s at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2002.

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.