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Recent Movers & Shakers

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.

James Granger

Moved within/to: GSA
On: October 2017

GSA, UK. James became CEO of GSA’s EMEA region in October 2017. He has 13 years’ experience in the student accommodation sector, and has most recently run his own consultancy business, advising clients across the globe looking to develop and grow student housing operating businesses in evolving and mature markets. Before that, he held various strategic, operational and finance leadership roles at The UNITE Group plc. Since qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, James has considerable general management and board level experience in listed, SME and not-for-profit organisations within the student accommodation, university, leisure and retail sectors.

Derek Sexton

Moved within/to: Global Partners Institute
On: October 2017

Global Partners Institute, Canada. Derek has been appointed Executive Director/CEO for the Vancouver based organization that is developing international study opportunities for students around the world, with particular focus on international K-12 programs. He will head up operations and lead all strategy and planning while managing a dedicated team of regional managers, overseas partners and local staff. With a broad range of professional experience in several industries, Derek brings his passion for international education to the forefront of his career with this appointment. Most recently Derek led operations and business development at Study Group Canada leading the Embassy English brand in Toronto.

Mark Stanton

Moved within/to: Oxford International Education Group
On: October 2017

Oxford International Education Group, UK. Mark Stanton has joined Oxford International Education Group as Group Chief Executive Officer, where he will focus on leading Oxford International through its next phase of growth. Mark brings over 25 years of senior management experience in global businesses, the last nine of which at Cambridge Education Group where he was a director and, amongst other senior roles, the Chief Operating Officer. In that time he lead the project for CEG to begin delivering education in North America including the very successful launch and growth of the CATS High School brand in Boston.

Marianne Vaccaro

Moved within/to: Atlantis University
On: September 2017

Atlantis University, US. Marianne is representing the ESL division called Atlantis Language Institute, a CEA accredited school within the university in Miami. The institute is growing the ESL program and has potential to create specialized summer and winter camps/programs. She previously worked for ASK International placing international students in US private high schools, TLA and Sara’s Homestay as marketing and business development director and St Giles International, Converse (CISL) San Francisco and Berlitz on Campus (now ELS) San Diego and San Francisco as school director.She has been in the industry since 1988, starting as a teacher and has held many roles in an Intensive English Programs.

Lil Bremermann-Richard

Moved within/to: Oxford International Education Group
On: October 2017

Oxford International Education Group, UK. Lil Bremermann-Richard has joined Oxford International as Group Commercial Director. With over 15 years senior management and leadership experience in education, Lil’s previous roles include Director of International Recruitment for Cavendish College, Head of International Operations for South Thames College, International Director at BPP University. By the end of her time at BPP, the University was recruiting over 6,000 international students and driving revenue from £2m to £37m. In her new role, Lil will focus on accelerating Oxford International’s growth and international brand recognition.

Chloé Aubry

Moved within/to: Falmouth University
On: September 2017

Falmouth University, UK. Chloé Aubry has joined Falmouth University in Cornwall, UK, as their European Union Development Manager. She is the latest addition to the brand new sales team at the university. Chloé was previously Business Development Manager at British Study Centres for three years. Responsible for Northwest Europe, as well as Turkey prior to that, she has valuable experience in working with a large network of partners in various countries. Prior to BSC, Chloe’s worked in group travel and retail buying, dealing with suppliers from around the world, where she worked for several years, first in Toulouse in France, and for 10 years in London.

William Saville

Moved within/to: Cambridge Assessment English
On: October 2017

Cambridge Assessment English, UK. Will is moving to the role of Business Development Manager, UK & Ireland at Cambridge Assessment English. He has previously held a number of roles within Cambridge Assessment, having initially joined the organisation on the Graduate Scheme in 2014. With experience in partnership management, stakeholder engagement and the submission of education bids and proposals Will is excited to be able to promote Cambridge’s English products and services for every learner, every step of the way. He is a History graduate of the University of Liverpool.

Laura Medina

Moved within/to: Net Languages
On: September 2017

Net Languages, Spain. Laura Medina has joined Net Languages to become the new Sales and Marketing Director. Laura has over 12 years of professional experience in the international education industry. She started her career in Paris at Education en France/Escapade, then moved to USA to work as Marketing and Sales Manager for Inlingua Washington,D.C. Laura returned recently to Spain after a long trip around the world. In her new role, Laura will be responsible for developing Net Languages’ marketing and sales strategy, establishing new agreements with partners and tapping into new markets.

Marnie MacDougall

Moved within/to: Seneca College
On: September 2017

Seneca College, Canada. Marnie is the director of International Student Recruitment at Seneca College. Her dynamic team at Seneca recruit in Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, Caribbean, and South Asia. Marnie was new to the International Education industry when she began with Seneca just over a year ago. With experience in Federal Canadian politics (Marnie ran as a candidate in the last Canadian Federal Election) and International business, she is fluent in Spanish after many years living in Panama. She is currently taking an Executive MBA at Western’s University’s Ivey Business School while she continues her position at Seneca.

Alex Pirie

Moved within/to: Astrum Education
On: September 2017

Astrum Education, UK. Alex has seven years of student recruitment experience across EFL, Higher Education and Pathway, his most recent role being Marketing Manager for Europe, Russia/CIS and West Africa at Navitas. Alex has also led student recruitment activity from South and East Asia, China and Latin America in his previous positions, and as such he possesses substantial and truly broad market experience. Alex brings additional market knowledge, cultural awareness, creativity, digital marketing expertise and commercial acumen to the team.

Dan Peirce

Moved within/to: Tellus Education Group
On: September 2017

Meridian School of English / Tellus Education Group, UK. Dan has joined the International Marketing and Sales team at Meridian School of English (part of the Tellus Education Group) to cover the Western European market. They offer adult English language courses and work placement in Plymouth and Portsmouth. Dan has over 8 years experience within the education sector initially as a trained ESL teacher and later moving over to student recruitment and marketing. Dan said he is excited to be promoting English courses in the UK, something he is very passionate about.