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NOTICE OF 2018 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 

NEAS Australia (NATIONAL ELT ACCREDITATION SCHEME LIMITED)

Australian Company Number (ACN) 003980667

Australian Business Number (ABN) 29003980667

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the members of NEAS Australia (National ELT Accreditation Scheme Limited) will be held on:

18 October 2018 , 3.00-5.00pm

Bentleys Sydney – Level 14,60 Margaret Street SYDNEY NSW 2000

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Nominations

Clare Magee – Associate Dean of English at UTS Insearch 

Clare is the Associate Dean of English at UTS Insearch where she oversees strategic development of English Language programs, courses and curriculum, both locally and globally. Clare has responsibilities for English language program’s delivery and quality assurance at UTS Insearch’s partner colleges in China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Korea, Myanmar, and Nepal.

Clare has worked in education since 1999 when she commenced as a secondary teacher prior to taking management roles in teaching and learning and business development in university language centers in Australia and offshore. Her global experience, including work in China, USA, Ireland, Vietnam and Australia, has afforded her a unique understanding of Australia’s delivery of international and transnational language education.

Clare’s strives for quality assurance through professional development and continually improving organisational behaviour. She has a keen interest in language assessment and has worked with the Victorian Board of Studies and the New York City Department of Education in this field.  These passions are evident in the content of presentations she has made around the world over the last 2 decades.

Clare has a thorough understanding of the local and international issues facing the ELICOS industry and whole heartedly believes in the quality of Australian language education. She is committed to enhancing and promoting Australia’s reputation as an outstanding provider of language education globally.

Katherine Olston – Director of CET, University of Sydney

Katherine has over 20 years’ experience in the ELICOS industry, having worked as a teacher, teacher trainer and manager in Australia and abroad at both private ELT centres and university language centers throughout her career.  She has an extensive knowledge of the ELICOS industry, the role of university English language centers, the higher education sector and an in-depth understanding of the current and future factors affecting international education.

Katherine is the Director at the University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching (CET) where she oversees all aspects of the organisation such as strategic planning, managing financial health, quality assurance, agent management, professional development, performance appraisal, curriculum design and the integration of technology-enhanced pedagogy. To her role at CET, she brings an innovative and collaborative leadership style and expertise in educational technology and an understanding of how it can facilitate innovation in teaching and learning practices, heighten student outcomes, and also support the development of operational systems to advance business efficiencies.

She has played a key role in establishing CET as a leader in educational innovation in the digital space, leading the conceptualization, development and implementation of CET’s MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), Advanced Skills for University Success, aimed at preparing students for undergraduate study in English-medium universities. As recognition for this work, Katherine and the ‘MOOC Team’ have received a number of recognitions and awards including, the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Educational Engagement (2017) and Innovation, the English Australia Innovation Award (2017) and the NEAS Premium Product Endorsement (2017).

Katherine is passionate and committed to international education, and if elected to the NEAS board, she looks forward to contributing to enhancing and strengthening the quality reputation of Australian education providers worldwide.

 

David Yoo – Director of APC, Advisory Council Member of NEAS

With over 25 years experience in the industry, I remain a strong advocate for quality Australian international education services. I am a founder, current Board member and Principal Executive Officer of APC Education Group comprising of Australian Pacific College, English Unlimited and Australian Pacific Travel and Tourism with campuses in NSW, QLD and VIC, assisting over 80,000 international students in Australia through both ELICOS and VET programs since 1994.

I am a former accountant with Ernst & Young specialising in audit and business services and have looked after clients, both small and large businesses, across different sectors such as Kambala School, Coca-Cola, Woolworths, Commonwealth Bank, Jones Lang Wootton, Ramsay Health Care and Wesley Mission.

I am currently on the NEAS Advisory Council and have previously served on various industry advisory and State committees including Austrade, Department of Education and Training,
Australian Council for Private Education (ACPET) and Training and English Australia (EA) NSW Branch. If elected to the NEAS Board, I hope to bring both my academic and commercial
expertise to be your voice in addressing some of the key quality assurance challenges facing international educators such as learning and teaching standards, marketing and education
agency standards, institutional governance and standards for emerging technologies in education delivery to meet both industry and community needs.