Adam Kilburn works as General Manager of College House Group Australia where he is Principal at Sydney College of English (SCE) and Access Language Centre. SCE is one of the first colleges ever accredited by NEAS almost 30 years ago. Adam’s career in education spans a period of 20 years, almost all of which is within ELT where he has worked in various colleges and institutions as a teacher, a teacher trainer, a Director of Studies, in marketing and in general management. He has worked independently as a consultant to the industry and has completed projects in various parts of Australia and in Canada. He has worked in Vietnam where he held a management position at a NEAS accredited centre in Hanoi.
Maintaining a genuine interest in teaching and learning, the complexities of quality, innovation and in business management, Adam’s own professional development includes a career of active participation in industry conferences such as the NEAS management conference. He holds postgraduate qualifications in TESOL and language and literacy. Most recently he has qualified for an MBA through RMIT. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has completed a Company Director’s course.
While most of his experience is in ELT, Adam learned much from a period working for an industry skills council in the Vocational Education and Training sector where he had national responsibility for implementing an industry-supported quality accreditation system known as the Right Way Program.