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The Leadership Group

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Meet the team

 

Our leadership team is committed to ensuring UP Education consistently delivers to the very highest level.

With diverse skill sets and a breadth of educational and commercial expertise, the Executive Leadership team ensure operational excellence across the UP Education group in Australia and New Zealand.

Mark Rushworth_003
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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Colm Saunders_002
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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Marie Boyle_001
Chief Information Officer

Marie Boyle

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

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Tim McFarlane_002
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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Chief Development Officer

Kevin Lynch

Kevin has a proven track record of building successful, high-quality education businesses.

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CEO Yoobee Colleges

Ana Maria Rivera

Ana Maria has driven the group’s growth through her leadership of the domestic marketing and student recruitment teams.

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CEO NZMA and NZST Group

Kylie Wilson

Kylie was appointed Chief Executive of NZST in 2019.

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CEO of New Zealand Tertiary College

Selena Fox

Selena led the development of an online learning environment launched in 2007 for New Zealand Tertiary College.

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CEO at International College of Hotel Management

Natalie Simmons

Natalie Simmons leads the Adelaide-based International College Hotel Management in its delivery of higher education including Bachelor of Business

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CEO Yoobee Colleges

Ana Maria Rivera

Ana Maria has driven the group’s growth through her leadership of the domestic marketing and student recruitment teams.

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CEO NZMA and NZST Group

Kylie Wilson

Kylie was appointed Chief Executive of NZST in 2019.

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