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Recent Movers & Shakers

David Joiner

Moved within/to: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
On: March 2017

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. David has been appointed the Director of International Affairs at PolyU. He spent five years with the Office of the Vice Provost (International) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As Director of Global Engagement, he directed high-profile initiatives, including campus participation in the World University Network, among other duties related to campus internationalisation. Prior to joining PolyU, David was Associate Director at UnivAssist, a US company guiding more than 140 North American universities to advance internationalisation through student recruitment, study abroad, alumni outreach, partnerships and public relations.

Joanna Newman

Moved within/to: Association of Commonwealth Universities
On: April 2017

Association of Commonwealth Universities, UK. Joanna Newman has become the new Secretary General of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

Association of Commonwealth Universities, UK. Joanna has become the new Secretary General of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. She has over 18 years’ experience in the higher education sector, and joins the ACU from King’s College London, where she was Vice-Principal (International). In previous positions, Joanna represented the UK higher education sector as Director of the UK Higher Education International Unit, now Universities UK International, and before this, was Head of Higher Education at the British Library. Joanna has also been honoured as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in recognition of her work promoting British higher education internationally.

David Stremba

Moved within/to: Shorelight Education
On: April 2017

Shorelight Education, US. David has been appointed Senior Vice President, Global Solutions at Shorelight Education. In his role, he will be tasked with implementing a comprehensive, long-term business development strategy to build relationships with university leadership to expand options for students, drive institutional growth, and create new revenue streams. He has extensive experience in the international education industry, most recently as the founder and principal of the International Education Insights LLC. He also previously oversaw the strategic development of pathway operations in North America as Executive General Manager at Navitas. He has also held the role of Managing Director, North America at INTO University Partnerships.

Krista Northup

Moved within/to: Sannam S4
On: April 2017

Krista Northup has joined Sannam S4 as Director of Education, International Education Division, North America.

Sannam S4, US. Krista has joined Sannam S4, international market entry and expansion firm, as Director of Education, International Education Division, North America. In her role, she will spearhead Sannam S4’s North American strategy. She joins the company from the Cambridge Education Group, where she held the role of Director of University Partnerships. Prior to this, Krista was Director of International Recruitment and Agency Operations at SUNY. She has also worked as the North American Regional Manager for the University of Melbourne for three years.

Tracy Carlton

Moved within/to: Keypath Education
On: March 2017

Tracy Carlton has joined Keypath Education as Director of Marketing (Europe).

Keypath Education, UK. Tracy has joined Keypath Education as Director of Marketing (Europe). She will lead on the marketing of online degree courses for Keypath’s university partners across the UK. Tracy joins Keypath from the University of Leicester, where she was Director of Marketing and Student Recruitment. She has over 20 years’ experience in the online higher education sector, including a number of senior roles at the Open University, including Head of Relationship Management, Head of Product and Service Development and Head of Product Marketing. Before joining the Open University, Tracy undertook a PhD in Neuroscience at Royal Holloway, University of London.

 

Michael Huckaby

Moved within/to: Shorelight Education
On: March 2017

Michael Huckaby has joined Shorelight as Chief Marketing Officer, and Managing Director of US News Global Education, a subsidiary of Shorelight.

Shorelight Education, US. Michael has joined Shorelight as Chief Marketing Officer, and Managing Director of US News Global Education, a subsidiary of Shorelight. In his dual role, Michael will develop and oversee Shorelight’s global marketing strategy along with building out the newly formed subsidiary, US News Global Education. He has significant higher education experience, having served in various positions at Laureate Education, most recently serving as CEO of hospitality and culinary education, during which he led a global network of highly reputed universities by opening new branch campuses and launching new degree programs. Before that, he was senior vice president of global marketing and enrolment at Laureate.

Catalina Rossellini

Moved within/to: Keypath Education
On: March 2017

Catalina Rossellini has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (Europe) for Keypath Education.

Keypath Education, UK. Catalina has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (Europe) for online higher education specialist, Keypath Education. She will be based in the UK and will oversee the delivery of Keypath’s partnerships with universities across the UK, including the development, design and marketing of online degree programmes, as well as admissions. Catalina was previously Senior Vice President, Academic Partnerships at Pearson, and brings a wealth of experience in online programme management for university degrees. As part of Keypath’s leadership team in Europe, Catalina will help to drive the expansion of Keypath’s partnerships with universities across the UK and Europe.

Rachel Vallins

Moved within/to: City College Brighton and Hove
On: March 2017

Rachel Vallins has joined City College Brighton and Hove as the International English and Academic Manager.

City College Brighton and Hove, UK. Rachel has joined City College Brighton and Hove as the International English and Academic Manager. She has been teaching since 1999 and comes to CCB with extensive experience in academic management. Her most recent position before joining the college was academic director at LSI in Hove, where she oversaw all aspects of academic support for students and teachers. She enjoys seeing the students’ confidence grow as their English improves, and is really interested in teacher development.

Stephen Connelly

Moved within/to: i-graduate
On: February 2017

Stephen Connelly has been appointed as the director of Australian operations for i-graduate.

i-graduate, Australia. Stephen has been appointed as the director of Australian operations for i-graduate. Over the past four years, Stephen has run a consulting firm, GlobalEd Services, specialising in international education. The role with i-graduate will enable clients of both organisations to access a broad suite of services and products, from benchmarking and surveying to specialist international education advice and assistance. In 2016, Stephen received the IEAA Excellence Award for Distinguished Contribution to International Education as recognition of his work over 25 years in the education sector in Australia and around the region.

Emma Meredith

Moved within/to: Association of Colleges
On: November 2016

Emma Meredith has been appointed International Director at the Association of Colleges

Association of Colleges, UK. Emma has been appointed International Director at the Association of Colleges. She has nearly 15 years’ international education experience in the public, private, higher and further education sectors across England and Scotland. Emma joins the AoC from Edinburgh College, where she held responsibility for the college’s international portfolio, ESOL curriculum and was a member of the college’s senior management team. Emma led Edinburgh College’s international activity through the Edinburgh college merger process in 2012. She has focused particularly on developing VET projects across MENA, East Asia, Central America and West Africa. At AoC, Emma will work closely with the government and key education stakeholders to secure the best outcomes for colleges in international policy.

Hannah Alexander-Wright

Moved within/to: Freelance
On: February 2017

Hannah Alexander-Wright has started her own business in business development and international marketing.

alexander-wright.co.uk, UK. After 15 years working in ELT and higher education as a teacher, marketer and business development leader, Hannah has started her own business using her coaching techniques and broad experience to identify marketing and business issues and options for her clients of state universities, education start-ups, accommodation providers and agents. Hannah previously worked at the University of the Arts London, leading the marketing and business development of their language centre and most recently, the agent marketing function for short courses and study abroad at the university. Hannah is a director of English UK Enterprises Ltd, a member of the Accreditation UK Working Party and a voluntary mentor for the Aspire Foundation; mentoring women from non-profit organisations.

Pap Sarr

Moved within/to: Navitas
On: March 2017

Pap Sarr is the new Executive Director of Navitas at UMass Lowell

Navitas, US. Pap is the new Executive Director of Navitas at UMass Lowell. Formerly the Associate Vice President, Global Engagement for Rivier University, Pap worked closely with the Provost, and was responsible for all aspects of international education across the campus. Accomplishments include the establishment and growth of the university’s study abroad programme, streamline of immigration processes, and collaboration with faculty to internationalise curriculum. As director, center for international students and scholars at Bentley University, Pap drove an 88% growth in international student enrolments. Pap holds a master of arts degree in French literature, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He speaks French, English and his native Wolof.

 

Archie Pollock

Moved within/to: Higher Education Marketing
On: March 2017

Archie has joined Higher Education Marketing as Client Representative for the UK

Higher Education Marketing, UK. Archie has joined Higher Education Marketing as Client Representative for the UK, and will assist educational institutions and stakeholders with their digital marketing requirements. Based in London, he will be responsible for business development and sales, forming new partnerships across all sectors of the education industry within the UK. Archie most recently worked in business development at The PIE News, as well as previously holding posts as a Writer & Presenter with the International Graduate Insight Group in London, and as a Consultant at Expertise in Labour Mobility, while based in The Netherlands.

James Matechuk

Moved within/to: Stafford House
On: January 2017

James Matechuk has been announced as the new Centre Director at Stafford House Toronto.

Stafford House, Canada. James has been announced as the new Centre Director at Stafford House Toronto. He has worked in the international education industry for 12 years, and held positions working as a teacher, academic director, and centre director. He has also previously worked in the education technology sector in Toronto’s thriving tech community. James has unique experience in digital marketing, as well as developing and implementing 1:1 learning environments.

Zoran Bjelnaovic

Moved within/to: Stafford House International
On: February 2017

Zoran Bjelnaovic has joined Stafford House International as Centre Director in Calgary.

Stafford House International, Canada. Zoran has joined Stafford House International as Centre Director in Calgary. With more than 10 years of progressive management and leadership experience, Zoran has additional expertise in coaching, staffing, customer service, marketing and sales. He brings a unique blend of corporate and education approach to leadership. He has worked in both the ESL sector as Director of Berlitz Calgary as well as in higher education where he held the position of the Campus President at Reeves College, a private career college.

Carol Stax Brown

Moved within/to: Navitas
On: March 2017

Carol Stax Brown has been appointed Executive Director for Navitas at Florida Atlantic University

Navitas, US. Carol has joined Navitas at Florida Atlantic University as Executive Director. She previously held the role of Executive Director at the Michigan Community College Association’s Center for Global Initiatives. Prior to that, Carol was the Executive Director of the international non-profit, Community Colleges for International Development, an organisation tasked with advancing internationalisation and expanding access to the community college model. Carol also has an Ed.D in Workforce Education from the University of Georgia.

Jamie Currier

Moved within/to: ECE Travel
On: February 2017

ECE Travel, UK. Jamie has joined ECE Travel as the Business Development Manager, and will be responsible for all inbound sales for the UK and Europe. Jamie will develop the business promoting tailor made educational group travel, ECE’s two flagship youth festivals, as well as special interest groups within science, music and faculty led programmes. Jamie comes to ECE Travel with six years of experience in international education and training, and prides himself on his quick response times and pro-active attitude. Before joining ECE, Jamie was a Senior Regional Sales Manager, responsible for the inbound funded programmes available through Erasmus Plus and other means.

 

Sebastien Barnard

Moved within/to: GEMS World Academy (Singapore)
On: February 2017

GEMS World Academy, Singapore. Sebastien has been appointed Head of Marketing and Admissions at GEMS World Academy (Singpore). Prior to joining the institution, Sebastien worked for the International Baccalaureate for six years in the Asia Pacific office as the Regional Marketing & Communications Manager APAC. Sebastien has over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing communications, media, public relations and brand reputation management. An IB Diploma graduate from UWCSEA, Sebastien formerly held communication and marketing roles with the British Chamber of Commerce and various multinational corporations working throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Rosana Ortega

Moved within/to: Embassy English
On: February 2017

Embassy English, Brazil. Rosana joined Embassy English as Senior Sales Manager, Brazil. Based in São Paulo, she will be responsible for developing recruitment strategies, advancing the Embassy presence in Brazil, and strengthening partnerships with current agents. Rosana brings with her a wealth of experience in the international education sector, having previously held the position of Marketing Manager, Latin America for ILSC Education Group for 10 years, and Marketing Manager for Pearson Brazil. After a few years away from the education sector, due to the development of her own business, she’s excited to be back in the industry she is very passionate about.

Joe Paley

Moved within/to: IDP Education
On: March 2017

IDP Education, UK. Joe joins the IDP Client Relationship Team after working in the organisation’s marketing department for over a year. His role will be to manage and support the relationship between IDP’s UK clients and the IDP network. A graduate of Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Joe was jointly responsible for the UK team’s internal and external communication activities, including co-ordinating newsletters, producing video to market study destinations and administrating the IDP Hub while working in the marketing department. Previous to IDP, Joe worked at the Welsh Examination board, WJEC.