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UP Education Leadership

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Executive Management Team

UP Education is underpinned by a robust governance and quality assurance structure, comprising of multiple Boards, Councils, Academic Boards and Committees. Its Executive Management Team comprise of a highly experienced group of leaders with proven track records in driving organisational success. With breadth of educational and commercial expertise, the Executive Management Team ensure operational excellence across the UP Education group in Australia and New Zealand.

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Group Chief Executive

Mark Rushworth

Mark joined UP Education in 2018, bringing senior leadership experience in a number of growth-orientated organisations, including 12 years as…

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Chief Financial Officer

Colm Saunders

Colm joined UP Education in 2018 as Chief Financial Officer.

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Craig Portrait
CEO - University Partnerships & Australia

Craig Jones

Craig joined UP Education in 2020 bringing 18 years of senior leadership experience across multiple industries including the public sector,…

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Chief Information Officer

Marie Boyle

Marie brings extensive experience in systems development, IT management and delivery.

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Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

Tim McFarlane

Tim joined UP Education in May 2019 as the group’s new Chief Sales and Marketing Officer.

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Sandra
CEO – AIPC and Endeavour College

Sandra Poletto

Sandra has over 25 years experience in leadership and management positions in the private tertiary education sector in Australia. She…

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CEO - Acknowledge Education

Chien Vu

Chien Vu leads Acknowledge Education (AE), comprising of Stott’s College, Front Cooking School, and Melbourne Language Centre.

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CEO, Yoobee Colleges Ltd Group

Ana Maria Rivera

Ana Maria leads the Yoobee Colleges Ltd group inclusive of Yoobee College of Creative Innovation, New Zealand School of Tourism, Elite…

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CEO NZMA Group

Kylie Wilson

Kylie leads the NZMA Group inclusive of NZMA, New Zealand Institute of Sport and The Culinary Collective.

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CEO of New Zealand Tertiary College

James Ward

James Ward leads the largest private provider of specialist early childhood education and Health and Wellbeing education in New Zealand.

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CEO, Yoobee Colleges Ltd Group

Ana Maria Rivera

Ana Maria leads the Yoobee Colleges Ltd group inclusive of Yoobee College of Creative Innovation, New Zealand School of Tourism, Elite…

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CEO NZMA Group

Kylie Wilson

Kylie leads the NZMA Group inclusive of NZMA, New Zealand Institute of Sport and The Culinary Collective.

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