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Recent Movers & Shakers

Nadine Baladi

Moved within/to: ILSC Education Group
On: March 2018

ILSC Education Group, US. Nadine Baladi has over 20 years of experience in the International Education field in Canada and the USA. She started her career during a gap year, teaching in Finland. Over the years, she has launched and grown programs in ESL, FSL (French), Juniors, Language Testing, and Higher Education Pathways. In her new role of Vice-President of Academic and Student Operations at ILSC GlobalFoundations, Nadine looks forward to collaborating with university partners to create transformative environments where international students will thrive. Nadine has served as a Commissioner on the American Council for Continuing Education and Training and is currently serving as President of EnglishUSA. She holds a masters degree in Education & Curriculum from McGill University.

Delisle Warden

Moved within/to: Skyline College
On: February 2018

Skyline College, US. Delisle Warden is the Interim Dean for Global Learning Programs and Services at Skyline College in San Bruno, California. Delisle oversees the International Student Program, which has approximately 300 students, Study Abroad programs, and the Global Internships program. Additionally, his division includes The Bay Area Center for International Trade Development, which assists businesses in expanding globally, and contributes to student understanding of global business via the development of International Business courses. Delisle is a licensed California attorney, and prior to his current role, he was a senior strategy manager at an international technology company where he worked on mergers and acquisitions. 

Türkiz Erdogan

Moved within/to: British Study Centres
On: May 2018

British Study Centres, UK. Türkiz Erdogan has recently joined the growing BSC team as Senior Regional Manager. She will be mainly responsible for the growth in the Turkish market as well as the NCUK University pathway program’s international student recruitment. Previously, she worked at Regent’s University London for seven years and through this role she gained vast experience in both the ELT and Higher Education sectors whilst developing a substantial international network, and market knowledge. She is thrilled to be joining BSC at this exciting time and hopes to be an effective addition to the growth of the organisation.

María Ordovas

Moved within/to: Bayswater Education
On: May 2018

Bayswater Education, UK. María Ordovas has joined Bayswater Education as Business Development Manager for Europe and some Latin America markets. Her focus will be to help launch Bayswater College (the new name for LSC Stanton) and a number of junior summer camps for 2019.  Maria has 15 years’ experience in the sector and has worked for many languages schools in Spain and the UK. Bayswater offers a week of education to underprivileged children overseas for every week of education it delivers in the UK.  María is very excited to be working for a company that has a social mission at its heart.

Jodi Thomas

Moved within/to: Allianz Worldwide Partners
On: May 2018

Allianz Worldwide Partners, Australia. Jodi Thomas from Allianz Worldwide Partners has moved to a new strategic position as the lead for the new AWP International Student Centre of Excellence to be globally headquartered in the AWP Brisbane, Australia Office. Jodi will be responsible for developing unique business strategy around international students, overseas visitors and private health insurance. She is passionate about people development and creating committed teams to enhance the international student experience through AWP led strategies. In her spare time Jodi has been a very successful netball coach and will utilise those skills to make a difference in international support services.

Kevin Williamson

Moved within/to: Victoria Hall Management
On: May 2018

Victoria Hall Management, UK. Kevin Williamson has joined Victoria Hall Management Ltd as Investment Director from Unite Students, where he led the University Partnership Team and prior to that as Asset Manager. Before Unite, Kevin led the management and commercial activity of various development sites across the UK for Segro. While at Unite, Kevin established and led the university relationships and commercial activities, and managed the growth of partnership agreements with universities whilst at the same time creating investment opportunities. At VHML, Kevin will be responsible for developing and expanding business activities across the UK, both with current and new investors and by partnering with universities.

Laura Smith

Moved within/to: Kaya Responsible Travel
On: May 2018

Kaya Responsible Travel, US. Laura Smith has joined Kaya Responsible Travel as the University Relations and Customized Groups Manager. Laura works closely with universities and groups to develop and implement sustainable, ethical, and responsible service learning programs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Laura joins the Kaya team with eight years of experience in international education and student affairs. Prior to her work in education, she served as a volunteer coordinator for non-profit organizations and completed two terms of AmeriCorps. Laura spent the past four years living in South Africa and previously studied abroad in Mali, Spain, and Guatemala. Laura holds a Master’s in International Education from the SIT Graduate Institute.

Jesse Morden

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On: May 2018, Canada. Jesse Morden has joined as Business Development Manager based in Toronto, Canada. Jesse is responsible for business development in North America to meet the growing interest in Inline’s solutions in design, translation, print and distribution services to the international education industry. Jesse has a wealth of experience within sales, marketing and education management, including five years as Operations and Sales & Marketing Manager for EduCo International Group.  Jesse is excited to join the Inline team as they celebrate the company’s 15th year, and he looks forward to strengthening relationships with existing clients and continuing to promote services within Canada and the US.

Daniel Ebert

Moved within/to: Greenheart International
On: May 2018

Greenheart International, US. Greenheart International has announced Daniel Ebert as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer. After an increasingly successful working relationship spanning almost two decades, Greenheart is delighted to see Daniel taking the next step in his invaluable trajectory with Greenheart. Daniel began as an intern in the Greenheart Spanish office, then known as CCI Spain. He has been a part of building Greenheart’s numerous program offerings, and has seen the organization grow from a team of 14 to nearly 150. Most recently, he led the creation of Greenheart’s newest cultural exchange offering- Greenheart Exchange’s Teach USA program. In his new role, Daniel will be involved with strategic planning and organizational operations for Greenheart.

Gabriel Canellas

Moved within/to: LCI Education
On: May 2018

LCI Education, Europe. Gabriel Canellas has joined LCI Education’s global team as its International Recruitment Manager for Europe. He studied in Spain, U.S., Australia and Brazil, speaks four languages, and has a Bachelor Degree in Tourism, PostGrad in Marketing and completed an internship at Walt Disney World Co. With over 15 years in the education industry, Gabriel is vastly experienced having worked at top Brazilian companies. He volunteered in orphanages and elderly homes in Nepal, moved to Italy to look after Europe and CIS for an education provider and then joined its LATAM team in Sao Paulo. He has joined LCI after being in charge of LATAM for a language provider, where he also helped improving its marketing division.

Joanna Chung

Moved within/to: Kaplan International English
On: May 2018

Kaplan International English, UK. Kaplan International English is thrilled to announce that Joanna Chung has moved to the company from Clubclass. Joanna is our Accommodation & Welfare Team Manager, and will be heading up our Accommodation Department in our busy London schools. Joanna brings with her plentiful experience in operations, sales and marketing from her previous roles there and also from her own successful school, Newcastle International School of English. Kaplan International English is extremely excited to have her as part of the team.

Stuart Smith

Moved within/to: Hotcourses Group
On: May 2018

Hotcourses, UK. Stuart Smith has joined Hotcourses as the Director of Product. Stuart will lead on product strategy ensuring its products delight its users and meet the needs of our clients. He joined Hotcourses Group in 2018 after 16 years in marketing and communications. Most recently, he was Director of Student Recruitment & Marketing at the University of East London, where he held a number of other roles including Head of Marketing and Student Recruitment and prior to that he worked at Trinity Laban conservatoire of music and contemporary dance in London.

Andy Burt

Moved within/to: Britannia Student Services
On: May 2018

Britannia Student Services, UK. Andy Burt is joining Britannia Student Services as General Manager. Andy brings with him over 10 years’ experience in the travel, hospitality and car rental industries. After graduating, he joined the Graduate Management Trainee Scheme at Enterprise Rent-A-Car and went on to become Branch Manager of the Winchester rental outlet. After taking a year out to travel, Andy moved into the travel industry with experiential tour operator The Adventure Company – later to become part of Intrepid Group. After starting out in a frontline sales role, he was appointed Head of Sales and Service for Intrepid Group EMEA. In that role, he was responsible for building a successful multilingual sales and service team.

Ilknur Oner

Moved within/to: Kings Education
On: May 2018

Kings Education, UK. Ilknur Oner has recently joined Kings as its Regional Manager for Turkey. Ilknur comes with a wealth of experience in the International Education industry, having worked for one of the top Turkish agencies, Karya International Yurtdışı Eğitim, for over 10 years. She graduated from Hacettepe University with a degree in English language teaching. Throughout her career, she has been recruiting students for EFL programs, high school, undergraduate and graduate programs for countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. In her role as Regional Manager for Turkey, she will be based in Ankara.

Gilly Salmon

Moved within/to: Online Education Services
On: May 2018

Online Education Services, UK. Online Education Services has appointed one of the world’s leading thinkers in online learning Gilly Salmon as Academic Director of its UK operations. Gilly brings more than 30 years’ experience in Higher Education. She is internationally renowned for her significant contributions to education futures and for research into technological change and learning innovation. Professor Salmon will create and lead the UK academic team and looks forward to playing a significant role in developing new partnerships, and delivering high quality academic programmes. She is a Professor of Innovation and Transformation at the University of Liverpool. She was previously Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Western Australia and Swinburne University of Technology.

Andy Gruber

Moved within/to: UniQuest
On: May 2018

UniQuest, US. UniQuest has appointed Andy Gruber as President of its North American division. Andy will lead the development of UniQuest’s international student recruitment service in the United States. This senior appointment is part of a series of investments the company has made to develop its services globally. Andy was previously with Hobsons for more than 17 years. As political and financial pressures, coupled with increased global competition, put a strain on international recruitment in the US, UniQuest has expanded in the US after recognising an opportunity for higher education institutions to maximise conversion of prospective international students already in the pipeline.

Julia Day

Moved within/to: Hotcourses Group
On: May 2018

Hotcourses Group, UK. Julia Day has joined Hotcourses as the Director of Marketing and Content. She will lead B2C marketing, content and SEO across Higher Education, Adult Learning and international channels. Her teams create inspiring websites, driving a fully integrated student-facing marketing strategy. She has over 20 years’ experience in content, communications and journalism. She was previously Head of Communications at Birkbeck, University of London and the STEPS Centre at the Institute of Development Studies. She has also worked at a number of titles including the Guardian, Marketing Week and CTN Magazine.

James Hunt

Moved within/to: Global Student Accommodation
On: May 2018

Global Student Accommodation, UK. James Hunt joins GSA UK & Ireland as Acquisition Director and will be responsible for the expansion of the UK and Ireland portfolio through the acquisition of development opportunities and investment properties. A Chartered Surveyor with over 15 years’ experience of the UK student accommodation sector, James has created acquisition strategies, led multi-disciplinary teams and site acquisitions and held responsibility for development management, joint ventures and fund management. James joins GSA from the Unite Group where he was a member of Unite’s Management Board. He was University Partnerships Director, and during that time successfully delivered the company’s first on-campus scheme at Aston University.

Anne-Marie Lansdown

Moved within/to: Universities Australia
On: June 2018

Universities Australia, Australia. Anne-Marie Lansdown has joined Universities Australia as Deputy Chief Executive. For the last two years, Anne-Marie has been Chief of Staff to Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel. Prior to that she was Universities Australia’s Policy Director, Research and Innovation, and was promoted to Deputy Chief Executive and leader of policy in 2014. She worked for 15 years as a senior executive in the Department of Industry and has been involved in policy and planning for the Education Investment Fund, the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council and Australia’s first National Broadband Strategy. She also has experience working with the United Nations and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Lauren Inouye

Moved within/to: Council of Graduate Schools
On: May 2018

Council of Graduate Schools, US. Lauren Inouye has been named the Vice President for public policy and government affairs. Inouye comes to CGS from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, where she was the director of government affairs. In her prior role, Inouye served as AACN’s primary liaison to Congress on workforce, research, higher education, and practice issues. Inouye holds a Master’s in Public Policy from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Michigan. Prior to her public policy work, Inouye served as a registered nurse in the medical intensive care unit at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.


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