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Leadership Team

Meet the team

Our leadership team focuses on ensuring UP Education delivers at the highest level.

Leadership Group
UP Education CEO
Group Chief Executive

Mark Rushworth

Mark has a proven track record in senior leadership in growth organisations.

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Chief Financial Officer

Colm Saunders

Colm joined UP Education in 2018 as Chief Financial Officer.

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Marnie Watson
CEO University Partnerships

Marnie Watson

Marnie brings over 23 years’ experience in international education to her role

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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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Marie Boyle
Chief Information Officer

Marie Boyle

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

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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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At UP Education you’ll join a team of people passionate about shaping our next generations of leaders.