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Recent Movers & Shakers

Simon Fitch

Moved within/to: TASIS The American School in England
On: November 2017

TASIS The American School in England. Simon has joined TASIS The American School in England as Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions, providing strategic leadership for all aspects of the recruitment and admissions of students from around the world. A graduate of Newcastle and De Montfort Universities, Simon was previously Director, International Development at St George’s, University of London where he had responsibility for the development of international recruitment strategies, transnational education developments and student mobility programmes.  Simon joins TASIS, an American International School in Surrey following 20 years of experience in roles in the university sector, working for Westminster, Kingston and St George’s universities and with INTO University Partnerships.

Carolyn Bercu

Moved within/to: Languages Canada
On: October 2017

Languages Canada, Cananda. Carolyn recently became Manager of International Promotion and Marketing,  bringing with her 20 years of experience in international education, and previous experience with Immigration Canada. After many years with University of Toronto’s English Language program, she became the Director of the award-winning University Pathway program for the International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC).  She was instrumental in negotiating pathway agreements to more than 40 public universities and colleges across Canada. Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, Carolyn has spent much of her career supporting agents in Latin America and Brazil. Carolyn did her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Spanish at The University of Toronto and Trent University.

Hana Jurikova

Moved within/to: Educatius Group
On: November 2017

Educatius Group, UK. Hana is a qualified English Language teacher with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Philology from Silesian University, Czech Republic. She also has a post-graduate certificate in Student Services Management from English UK and over 10 years’ experience in both teaching and education management. In her managerial positions, Hana has been responsible for the successful operational management and leadership of English language schools and has focused on development and support of high quality educational experience for international students. Hana’s experience, knowledge and dedication to the promotion of outstanding education provision shall make a beneficial addition to the team at Educatius Group.

Joshua Aldridge

Moved within/to: UniQuest
On: September 2017

UniQuest, UK. Joshua has worked in Student Recruitment for nearly 5 years, starting his career in the HE sector as a Student Support Officer where he managed client accounts, specifically their email marketing campaigns and student enquiries. He transitioned to the role of Domestic Student Recruitment Officer for the University of Law, recruiting students through attending events and delivering workshops in schools and colleges. He recently started his role as a Client Relationship Manager at UniQuest where he leads a team of Enrolment Advisers. He has provided effective question training to his team to maximize successful student transition from enquiry to enrolment.

Duanes Santos

Moved within/to: International House Belfast
On: September 2017

International House Belfast, UK. Duanes Santos has been appointed Academic and Marketing Manager at IH Belfast.  He moved from Brazil to Belfast and brings with him over 10 years’ experience in the educational industry, having successfully managed in the Latin American markets. Duanes is very excited about exploring other markets and combining his academic and marketing experience in his new role.  IH Belfast offers high quality adult and junior programs and Duanes’ appointment is part of the school’s strategy to continue its growth and guarantee its students have the most positive experience during their stay in Belfast.

Lucy Cattermole

Moved within/to: Kings English
On: September 2017

Kings English, UK. Lucy has been appointed as Director of Recruitment, Kings English, overseeing the global development and growth of the Kings English programs in the UK and USA. She recently held the position of Regional Development Director for Kings in South East Asia, where she successfully oversaw a new recruitment strategy and regional office structure. She will continue to perform this role whilst also leading the global development of Kings English products. Lucy brings over 15 years’ experience in the international education industry, having started her career working in an agency in Spain, moving on to management positions in Study Group and EC, before joining Kings in 2015.

Gregory Horobin

Moved within/to: Mander Portman Woodward
On: September 2017

Mander Portman Woodward, UK. Gregory Horobin is excited to join MPW as Director, Marketing and Recruitment and will provide leadership and guidance in all aspects of sales and marketing for the group. MPW is one of the UK’s best known independent sixth-form college groups with colleges in London, Birmingham and Cambridge and has a vibrant international community that benefits from interacting with the predominantly British student body. Gregory has over 16 years’ experience in the field of international education, having held a number of significant roles at Bell Educational Trust, Cambridge Education Group and most recently at Cambridge Centre for Sixth-form Studies.

William Glover

Moved within/to: Kaplan International
On: August 2017

Kaplan, Asia Pacific. Will has joined Kaplan as Director of Academic Quality and Governance for in-country programs in the Asia-Pacific region, responsible for academic management, new product developments and institutional relations. Previously Academic Quality Manager with Dipont Education in China, Will brings 25 years’ experience to his new role. Previously he developed community partnerships working with Dr Sir Anthony Seldon at Brighton College School of Excellence, and was Assistant Director of Studies at St George’s Weybridge. In 2001, Will was appointed School Master Fellow at Merton College, Oxford University and is a graduate of the Universities of Strathclyde, Glasgow and Birmingham.

Cyndi McLeod

Moved within/to: Global University Systems
On: November 2017

Global University Systems, Canada. Cyndi McLeod is the CEO of Global University Systems Canada and will also serve as Chair of the Board of Directors and Governors of University Canada West. Cyndi has previously been at Thompson Rivers University, overseeing growth in international student enrolment, and led the development of a wide array of strategic partnerships. From 2009 until 2014, Cyndi expanded Royal Roads University’s domestic and international activities. After serving as a visiting scholar at the Beijing Foreign Language University, Cyndi launched Globally CMC, a consultancy business.  She is also the co-founder of Global Women in Education, a non-profit association dedicated to the advancement and development of women in international education.

Arlo Kipfer

Moved within/to: ISC Research
On: November 2017

ISC Research, UK. Arlo Kipfer has joined ISC Research as Business Development Consultant for Asia Pacific and the Americas. Originally from the United States, Arlo has lived and worked in Greater China since 2002, where he regularly conducts Chinese legal research for law firms. After nine years guiding development and compliance efforts for multinationals in the region, he then spent six years restructuring and growing business operations for an international school group in 13 countries. Arlo speaks Mandarin and has an extensive knowledge of educational opportunities in China. His writing has been included in ISC’s own market reports for China and many trade magazines. He also contributes to a leading China business law blog.


Tom Windle

Moved within/to: University of Surrey
On: June 2017

University of Surrey, UK. Tom Windle joined the University of Surrey as Global Partnerships Manager in June 2017 and is responsible for delivery of Surrey’s Global Strategy with a particular focus on the development of international partnerships. Tom has over 15 years’ experience of working in International and Higher Education with a focus on partnership development. Previous roles include: Senior Partnerships Manager (East & South-East Asia) at UCL, Senior Partnerships Manager at Royal Holloway, University of London, and Academic Manager at BEO in Tokyo, Japan.

Svetlana Iakovleva

Moved within/to: Amerigo Education
On: October 2017

Amerigo, Global. Svetlana has joined Amerigo as an Associate Director of Marketing and Recruitment and aims to develop the Amerigo brand within Russia and CIS. Svetlana has got more than 14 years of experience in international education and started her career as a branch manager at STAR Travel, one of the leading international education agencies in Russia. After 11 years with STAR, she started to work from a provider side. She has worked most recently as a Regional Sales Director at OHLA, Miami. Svetlana’s experience from both an educator and agent sides is important for building the strategic relationship with key business partners within the region of her responsibilities.

Sally-Anne Fyffe

Moved within/to: inlingua Cheltenham

inlingua Cheltenham, UK. Sally-Anne Fyffe has recently joined inlingua Cheltenham, a Private Language School in the heart of England as the new Sales and Marketing Executive. She has been in international education for over 10 years now and has gained extensive experience in international education, as well as a passion for global endeavours.

Sally plans on supporting the growth of international education and enriching niche programmes in the ever-changing world of recruitment. With a consistent drive and zealous passion, she hopes to challenge the many obstacles that have arisen in international education.

Stefania Costa

Moved within/to: Capital City College Training
On: July 2017

Capital City College Training, UK. Stefania has joined Capital City College Training as International Sales Manager, where she will manage sales and business development in overseas markets to grow full cost commercial income for the Training Division, by creating bespoke educational and training programs for international clients.  Stefania recently relocated to London from the United States, and brings to the table over 13 years of experience in the international education sector. In her most recent position, Stefania successfully created and managed the International Department at New School of Architecture and Design, increasing the number of international enrollments by 420% within 4 years. Stefania’s strength is in creating and developing international relations with schools, agents, external overseas representatives and companies.

Martin McDonald

Moved within/to: British Study Centres
On: October 2017

British Study Centres, UK. Martin returns to where his career began at British Study Centres, in a new role as Development Director. With over 20 years industry experience, during which he established a BSC regional sales office in Tokyo, worked in corporate training across the Asia Pacific region and helped to establish Lexis English as Australia’s leading independent language chain, Martin returned to the UK in 2012 as Director of Sales & Marketing at The London School of English. He re-joins BSC during an exciting phase of the company’s development, with new owners, a broader product stream and a greater market presence with the integration with Experience English legacy centres, and ambitious plans to add new locations in 2018.

Isobel Child

Moved within/to: www.isobelchild.com
On: October 2017

isobelchild.com, UK. After more than 20 years working in HE, Isobel has set up her own business, to support institutions in developing and implementing their international strategy, and build their global presence. She works with institutions to identify and research partners for academic and commercial partnerships; provides expert advice and guidance on setting up study abroad and commercial short course programmes; and provides a representation service in the UK for overseas institutions. She works with associates in a variety of sectors to provide access to specialist skills and markets. Isobel most recently worked at University of the Arts London where she managed a Study Abroad program which generated annual income of £5 million for the university. 

Stephen Orme

Moved within/to: Navitas
On: September 2017

Navitas, Europe. Stephen Orme recently became Strategic Partnership Director for Europe at Navitas. He was previously Director of Holland International Study Centre at Study Group, where he was responsible for signing up Study Group’s university partners in The Netherlands. Stephen has also been employed by Nuffic and Leiden University and has a wide range of experience in the field covering admissions, international recruitment, pathway education, management and strategy planning. He currently Chairs the Admission and Recognition Expert Community at EAIE. He was awarded the EAIE Rising Star award in 2009. Born in Northern Ireland and educated in The Netherlands, he holds an MA degree in English Literature from Leiden University.

Pablo Contreras

Moved within/to: Embassy English
On: October 2017

Embassy English, Latin America. Pablo has been appointed as Sales Manager for Latin America at the Embassy English division of Study Group. He has over six years of experience in the Educational Industry. He holds a BA in Marketing and a post-graduate diploma in Tourism Marketing. He has successfully managed the Latin American markets by participating on international events and providing ongoing information and training to educational agents, acting as cultural bridge and supporting international education. Pablo is looking forward to continue generating value for the educational industry by joining Study Group.

Dominic Barrow

Moved within/to: LTC Eastbourne
On: October 2017

LTC Eastbourne, UK. Dominic Barrow has been appointed at LTC Eastbourne as Marketing Assistant. At a time when LTC Eastbourne is expanding the marketing department, Dominic’s expertise and experience within the language industry will be instrumental to the team. As a lover of travel, Dominic is excited to join the LTC Eastbourne marketing team and is looking forward to promoting our school around the world.  In his spare time, Dominic is a referee for both national and international football matches. We hope one day he may even referee our own student games on our LTC Eastbourne football pitch.

Rory Curley

Moved within/to: Central Film School
On: October 2017

Central Film School, UK. Rory has been appointed CEO for Central Film School, a private third-level institution located in creative East London. He brings with him 15 years’ experience in the education industry, having worked with providers of EFL, High School, pathway, and third-level programmes. His previous roles include Sales & Marketing Manager of Galway Cultural Institute, Regional Manager at Cambridge Education Group and, most recently, Director of Delfin English Schools. Programmes include BA (Hon) degrees in Practical Filmmaking and Screenwriting, MAs in Directing Fiction and Social Impact Documentary, and a wide variety of one- and 6-month courses in practical filmmaking, documentary and independent film.