Greg Bell

Greg Bell is a Client Director in the Audit and Assurance Group of Bentleys NSW. With over 15 years’ experience in Big 4, second tier and mid-tier Chartered Accounting practices in Australia, US and UK as well as managing finance teams in commercial businesses; Greg is experienced in all facets of audit, assurance and advisory.Continue reading

Simon Winetroube

Simon Winetroube began his career in EFL in 1986 with a few years teaching in private language schools in the UK and Spain, where he also learned to ski and loved the rural Catalan way of life. Simon joined the British Council as a teacher in 1992 where he soon got involved in teacher training.Continue reading

Gemma Mclean

Gemma is a Regional Director for Instructure. Her main focus is the LMS platform Canvas.

She has been able to secure a great reputation within the Further Education industry, spanning across the English language and RTO institutions. A trusted partner with over 50 organisations in the past 12 months alone.Continue reading

Christopher Campbell

Christopher Campbell, B.Soc.Sci (Hons) FFin, FAICD, FCIS, FSCA, was Born in Singapore. Majored in Political Science at the University of Singapore. Australian citizen, resident since 1981. Experience in mergers and acquisitions, financial planning, banking and finance and 20 years managing educational institutions. Continue reading

Elisa Choudery

Elisa Choudery is an international student in her first year of a higher research degree at the University of Newcastle. To prepare herself for her major studies, she enrolled in an English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS). The ELICOS enabled her to bring her language skills to the next level and prepared her for a more challenging academic program. During that time, Elisa enjoyed different activities within the “Student Passport”. Moreover, the Passport was the perfect guide to her and encouraged her to explore the environment, make new friends and improve her English at the same time.Continue reading

Rebecca Hall

Rebecca Hall leads Austrade’s engagement in promoting Australia’s international education sector. As the Senior Industry Specialist, International Education, Rebecca forms part of the Trade and Investment Senior Leadership team, engaging across the Austrade global network and sector. Continue reading

Ashley Irving

Ashley joined ACE in June 2012 as Principal. A native Australian from Melbourne, Ashley holds degrees in mathematics, business and linguistics as well as an International Diploma of Language Teaching Management from the University of Queensland (RSA/Cambridge ESOL).Continue reading

David Wiltshire

David Wiltshire is responsible for Preparation Provider Program content at Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment (CBLA), the Melbourne based organisation that manages the Occupational English Test (OET). OET is a healthcare specific English language assessment used by regulators, government agencies, educators and employers to assess the language skills of foreign-trained healthcare professionals.Continue reading

Christopher Lawson

As one of Australia’s leading international education experts, with more than 25 years of experience working for the Australian Government Department of Education and Training in Australia and offshore, Christopher is a result-driven international education professional who is passionate about the trans-formative power of international education.Continue reading

Ben Colthorpe

Benjamin Colthorpe is a Quality Assurance professional in International Education. In his current role as NEAS Australia’s Operations Manager, Benjamin is responsible for the organisation and moderation of Quality Assurance activities for over 200 English Language Teaching Centres in Australia and internationallyContinue reading

Karen Treloar

Karen Treloar is the Director Engagement Group at TEQSA and is an expert in economics, quality assurance and project management. Karen has held various positions at: Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA), RMIT and UTS. In 2011, Dr Treloar completed a PhD in the innovation economy at Monash University. Dr Treloar has strong leadership, strategy and collaboration skills. Continue reading

Denise Finney

Denise Finney has been based in Indonesia for over 30 years, working in the field of language, education, and development.  Denise has been involved in a number of language and teacher training projects in Indonesia and the Asia-Pacific region, including Timor-Leste and Kiribati. Continue reading

Alexander Nanni

Alexander Nanni is the Associate Dean for International Affairs at Mahidol University International College (MUIC), which is located in Salaya, Thailand. He began teaching English in Thailand in 2005. From 2012 to 2018, he was director of the Preparation Center for Languages and Mathematics at MUIC. During this time, he and his team applied for quality assurance through NEAS, becoming the first program in Thailand to do so.Continue reading

Petar Stojanovic

Petar Stojanovic is the Academic Manager of LAB (Languages Across Borders), a boutique language school in central Melbourne and member of the global LCI Education Network. Petar has held a range of roles in international education including high-profile organisations such as Berlitz, The University of Tokyo, Keio University, Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI) and Monash College (MUELC).Continue reading

Professor Lynda Yates

Lynda Yates is currently Professor of Linguistics at Macquarie University. She has taught English as a foreign or second language in the U.K., France, Egypt and Armenia and has a long involvement in teacher education and professional development, including teaching on the CELTA and initial teacher training and Masters courses in TESOL.Continue reading

Professor Phil Benson

Professor Phil Benson is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Macquarie University. He has taught English as a foreign or second language in Algeria, Kuwait, Seychelles, Malaysia, Japan and Hong Kong, and now supervises higher degree students and lectures on the Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL program at Macquarie.Continue reading

Dr Phil Chappell

Dr Phil Chappell is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and TESOL at Macquarie University, and also Deputy Head of the Department of Linguistics. He conducts research in a variety of areas of ELT, teaches on the Graduate Certificate of TESOL and Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL programs, and supervises TESOL research students.Continue reading

Debbie Kemish

With almost 40 years’ ESL experience, in both independent and government schools as well as university centres in Queensland, Debbie is sensitive to both the challenges international students face and the processes involved in the strategic planning for the institutions which enrol such students.Continue reading

Sean Chee

Sean Chee has over a decade of experience in leadership and management of ELT enterprises – starting from managing the distribution of digital ELT resources to the private sector as well as the Malaysian Ministry of Education impacting all 10,000 primary and secondary schools. Continue reading

Daniel Ruelle

Daniel has worked for 14 years in English language teaching and education management and has been active in the IELTS community for over 10 years. During his career in TESOL he has taught a range of programs, most recently English for Academic Purposes, IELTS test preparation, and English for Specific Purposes. Continue reading

Karen Benson

Karen has worked for 13 years in English language teaching and education management. During her career in education she has worked with monolingual and multilingual classes, taught exam preparation courses, academic English programs, and developed General English, Professional English and work preparation programs.Continue reading

Ali Shahsavand

Ali has an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Melbourne. He has taught for just over 19 years in Iran, Dubai and Australia. He has also worked as an IELTS Examiner, a head teacher and a teacher trainer. He has a particular interest in language learning through technology, in particular, smartphone applications and online teaching in order to enhance communication and collaboration and make learning relevant.Continue reading

Chris Green

Chris Green is the Founder and CEO of c2cglobal Pty Ltd, which he started over 20 years ago. In that time c2cglobal has moved from a general commercial fit out company to a highly specialist consulting firm delivering 9b and building compliance specifically to the Education Sector.Continue reading

Dr Debra McDermott

Dr Debra McDermott has been an English language instructor, teacher trainer and academic administrator in the UK, South America and the Middle East for more than twenty-five years. She started her career with the British Council and has since worked in several higher education institutions as well as a bank training department and a training consultancy. Continue reading

Helen Cook

Helen Cook represents Client Relations (Australasia) for Educational Testing Service (ETS), the largest not-for-profit research and measurement company globally.  ETS designs and delivers the TOEFL test, the most widely available test globally.

As a consultant and researcher with over 30 years experience, Helen works with education institutions, organisations, agents and government regarding the TOEFL test, the most longstanding English proficiency test worldwide.Continue reading

Peter Mackey

Peter Mackey joined the NSW Government in October 2014 after seven years with Austrade. Peter was posted as Trade Commissioner to Hanoi in 2010 and then Singapore. During this time he also held a regional role, as Education Commissioner, ASEAN, leading Austrade’s regional education team across South East Asia. Over the past 20 years, Peter has worked primarily in the education and training, ICT and government sectors. Continue reading

Anne Burnett

Anne Burnett has two roles at the University of Newcastle’s Language Centre; an ELICOS teacher and the Student Engagement Coordinator. Anne has been the Student Engagement Coordinator at the Centre since April 2015. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Lethbridge in Canada and is currently working on a Masters of Public Health. Continue reading

Jarrad Merlo

Jarrad Merlo is co-founder and director of teaching and learning at E2Language, NEAS’ first “quality assured” online English language school. E2Language is a purpose-built website for IELTS, PTE-A, TOEFL and OET preparation that includes self-study courses, 1:1 online tutorials, live group classes and various assessments.Continue reading

Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law is a Sydney-based journalist, Good Weekend columnist and TV screenwriter. He’s the author of two books – the black comedy memoir The Family Law (2010) and the travelogue Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012). Both books were nominated for Australian Book Industry Awards, and The Family Law is now a major TV series on SBS, which he created and co-wrote with Matchbox Pictures. Series 2 will air on SBS in 2017.Continue reading

Andy Dexterity

Andy Dexterity is a unique speaker and entertainer with a passion for making a difference.

He’s a Green Room Award-nominated performer specialising in a truly unique concept; a fusion of dance, theatre and sign language. Fascinated by the way people interact and communicate, he’s created works that empower and delight audiences through creative choreography. Andy has performed in award-winning shows for the Melbourne Theatre Company, Sydney Theatre Company, Opera Australia and Belvoir Street Theatre.Continue reading