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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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Marnie Watson
CEO University Partnerships

Marnie Watson

Marnie Watson brings 20 years’ experience in international student recruitment to her role.

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Chief Financial Officer

Colm Saunders

Colm joined UP Education in 2018 as Chief Financial 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 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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Mark Haines
Executive Principal, University Pathways

Mark Haines

Mark has been instrumental in building UP Education into New Zealand's leading university pathways provider.

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Conner Collier
Group Property Manager

Conor Collier

Conor is an experienced property professional with significant strategic and development achievements to his credit.

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Richard Kensington

Richard Kensington

As Registrar, Richard is active in international student recruitment, oversees admissions, and is responsible for services to international students.

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Kylie Wilson

Kylie was appointed Chief Executive of NZST in 2019.

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Nicole Dommet

Nicole Domett

Nicole Domett joined NZMA as Chief Executive in July 2019.

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Leadership staff
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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Chief Development Officer

Kevin Lynch

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

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International Sales Director

Chris Kelso

Chris Kelso has worked across several industries in the UK, Korea, Vietnam and Hong Kong and most recently eight years…

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Group Financial Controller

David Foster

David is a senior finance executive with extensive experience in public and private companies.

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Finance Director - Vocational

Avika Singh

Avika has over 15 years’ experience in senior finance leadership roles across a wide range of sectors.

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Finance Director - Pathways

Macy Law

Macy joined UP Education in 2018 as Finance Director of the Pathways division of the Group.

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