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Recent Movers & Shakers

Yoko Kono

Moved within/to: The College Board
On: November 2014

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The College Board, USA. Yoko recently joined the College Board as Assistant Director, International Market Analytics. With her extensive knowledge and research experience in international student mobility and recruitment strategies, she will support College Board’s HE membership in attracting prospective undergraduate students internationally. As a former researcher at World Education Services’ Research & Advisory Services, she presented frequently at international education conferences and authored reports on student mobility and international enrolment management.

Juna Ferrett

Moved within/to: Southern Cross University
On: September 2014

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Southern Cross University, Australia. Juna Ferrett was recently appointed as Regional Manager for Greater China and South East Asia at Southern Cross University. She relocated to Australia from Vancouver, Canada, where she had set up and ran a successful ESL school for three years. Prior to that, Juna spent two years opening up markets in China and Taiwan for a large Australian college. A student-orientated professional, she especially enjoys interaction with students. A fluent Chinese speaker, Juna is looking forward to developing articulation arrangements and raising the profile across Asia of SCU’s great campuses.

David Stremba

Moved within/to: Navitas
On: November 2014

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Navitas, USA. David Stremba has joined Navitas as Executive General Manager, Business Development, Europe and North America for the University Programmes Division. In this role David will work alongside the Executive General Managers for North America and the UK, Bev Hudson and Kerry Hutchinson respectively, to grow and optimise University Programmes operations in those regions. David was most recently the Managing Director of INTO University Partnerships in North America and also served as Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Marketing and Strategic Development for Campus Group Holdings.

Pam Dubois

Moved within/to: The Liverpool School of English
On: August 2014

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The Liverpool School of English, UK. Pam has joined The Liverpool School of English as its new Marketing Director. Pam will be responsible for marketing at educational events, maintaining and building new agent relationships, new product development and promotion in new sectors, as well as being a key member of the senior management team. Pam is well known in the international education sector following 17 successful  years as Assistant Managing Director at ILS English in Nottingham. “I’m delighted to be joining the LSE team and looking forward to promoting this excellent school as well as the exciting and vibrant study destination of Liverpool and  our sister school in Dubai,” she said.

Peter Mackey

Moved within/to: StudyNSW
On: October 2014

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StudyNSW, Australia. Peter Mackey has joined the StudyNSW team as Director after seven years with Austrade. Peter was posted as Trade Commissioner to Hanoi in 2010 and later Singapore, and as Education Commissioner, ASEAN, he led Austrade’s regional education team across South East Asia. Peter joined Austrade in 2007 as Senior Industry Advisor, Education, managing its stakeholder engagement with the international education sector. Over the past 20 years Peter has worked in the education training and ICT sectors. This has included various roles in the secondary, higher education and ELICOS sectors as well as the private sector.

Josef Mueller

Moved within/to: Regent's University
On: October 2014

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Regent’s University, UK. Josef has recently moved within Regent’s University London to become Director of the Regent’s Institute of Languages and Culture (RILC). The Institute is one of the academic units within the university and combines English language teaching with the teaching of nine foreign languages. His role is to develop new programmes within languages and culture studies, combining language and area studies with other disciplines, and to grow the English language offering. His own specialist area is intercultural communication, and his previous roles include heading the Languages and Cross-Cultural Studies department at Regent’s, and acting as Associate Dean in the Business and Management Faculty.

Mallory Meiser

Moved within/to: Go Overseas
On: October 2014


Go Overseas, USA. Mallory has recently joined Go Overseas as its Brand and Community Manager. Her role involves managing social campaigns, building lasting relationships with users and developing a long-term community strategy. Prior to joining Go Overseas, Mallory worked in England as Location Coordinator for Global Experiences while studying for her MA in Global Media and Transnational Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London. Mallory’s career in international education began at NAFSA as a Communication Outreach Specialist. “Go Overseas is filled with dynamic and creative people. I’m excited to be working with fellow travellers who are passionate about their job,” she said.

Nicholas Peachey

Moved within/to: EnglishUP
On: October 2014

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EnglishUP, UK. After four years with Bell Educational Services as Associate Trainer, Nicholas has taken the post of Head of Learning at UK-based EnglishUP, a cutting edge online English language learning business which specialises in delivering one-to-one classes for busy business professionals. As a British Council Innovations Award winner and popular educational technology blogger, Nicholas brings with him a wealth of experience in digital course design and specialist teacher development knowledge to his role at EnglishUP.

Daniel Stevens

Moved within/to: British Council
On: November 2014


British Council, UK. Daniel joins the British Council as an External Relations Officer, supporting their stakeholder engagement and work in parliament. Daniel is the former International Students Officer for the National Union of Students 2012 – 2014. He is a Brazilian graduate of the University of Warwick, and was President of Warwick Students’ Union in 2010-11. Whilst at NUS, the organisation was nominated for an outstanding international strategy at the THE Leadership and Management award and for a Third Sector Big Impact award for the campaign to allow international students to continue study at London Metropolitan University. During his time, NUS secured numerous policy changes for international students and published a number of research reports into the international student experience.

Kadi Taylor

Moved within/to: Austrade
On: September 2014

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Austrade, Australia. Kadi Taylor has worked in the Australian Government on international education issues for over 10 years. Her roles have included marketing and promotion of Study in Australia, advising on strategic policy issues and supporting the outbound mobility of Australian students, most recently implementing elements of the New Colombo Plan scholarship program within Department of Education. In her current role Kadi leads Austrade’s research and analysis efforts, collaborates with partner government agencies, both Commonwealth and state and the sector on research and supports the market intelligence activities of the Austrade network.

Neil Herrington

Moved within/to: Middlesex University
On: November 2014

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Middlesex University, UK. Neil Herrington is now Director of International Operations at Middlesex University in the UK. He began his career in international higher education at the British Council, managing the Language Assistants programme with China, Japan and Russia. He then joined Regent’s University London (at the time, Regent’s College London) as International Officer (Asia), later becoming Business Development Manager, following a two year contract with Open University Worldwide as Partnerships Manager. He joins Middlesex University as Director of International Operations in November.

James Crimp

Moved within/to: Explorius Education
On: November 2014

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Explorius, Sweden. James Crimp has been appointed President of Explorius Education, having previously worked for more than 14 years at STS Education as a company director. James worked heavily in strategy and development of youth-based language school programs primarily within Europe, Asia and the USA. Over the past years he has spent a considerable amount of time in China working closely with the Chinese educational authorities helping in the development of English language learning within state-run institutions. James stated, “I’m very much looking forward to continuing the development and expansion of the Explorius brand, building upon years of extensive growth”. Explorius is affiliated to fellow Swedish brand, Educatius.

Mitch Leventhal

Moved within/to: Shorelight Education
On: May 2014


Shorelight Education, USA. Shorelight  has appointed Mitch as its first Shorelight Fellow, where he provides strategic guidance as academic entrepreneur-in-residence. Following nearly five years as vice chancellor for global affairs at the State University of New York (SUNY) system, Mitch was appointed professor of professional practice and entrepreneurship in the School of Education, Department of Educational Administration & Policy Studies, at the University at Albany in March. Mitch co-founded the American International Recruitment Council and has previously served in senior positions at the University of Cincinnati and at IDP Education. “I am thrilled to be working with Shorelight Education, which has demonstrated a deep commitment to data-driven strategy in the area of global pathways.”

Tony Binns

Moved within/to: Mill Hill School Foundation
On: July 2014

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Mill Hill School Foundation, UK. Formerly Marketing Director of Dulwich College and Principal of Our World English Schools, Tony has recently been appointed as Deputy Head (External Relations) at the Mill Hill School Foundation in North London. Tony is responsible for marketing and admissions for the four schools in the foundation: Senior, Prep, Pre-prep and the new International Study Centre which will welcome pupils from September 2015. “I relish this new challenge at a time when there are exciting developments in this historic school. Mill Hill’s grounds and facilities are superb, and its countryside setting so close to the heart of London that it makes arriving at work an uplifting experience.”

William Davila

Moved within/to: StudyPortals
On: October 2014

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StudyPortals, The Netherlands. William joins StudyPortals as its Chief Commercial Officer. He has more than 13 years of experience in strategic business development, visioning, positioning and implementation. Until recently William was Director of International Development at IE, where he led the creation and development of IE’s 28 centers worldwide. William has also lived for many years in New York, Boston, Helsinki, Caracas, Madrid and now Eindhoven. With a background in computer engineering, William holds an MBA from IE Business School in Madrid and a Master in International Relations from the Fletcher School in Boston.

Andreas Kullberg

Moved within/to: Pamoja Education
On: September 2014

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Pamoja Education, UK. Andreas Kullberg has been appointed President and CEO of Pamoja Education, a social enterprise working in cooperation with the International Baccalaureate (IB) as the only provider of online IB Diploma Programme courses for students aged 16-19. Andreas was formerly Vice President of Education First, heading up the EMEA region for EF Englishtown. Prior to his work in education, Andreas was an investment manager with Swedish venture capital firm Pod Investment AB. “Pamoja Education has a unique IB offering, and has already established a respected name within online learning for secondary school students. I hope that my role with the company will help to develop this reputation globally,” he said.