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Kate Daubney

University of London, Director of The Careers Group

Edward Peck

Nottingham Trent University, Vice-Chancellor & President

Karen Stanton

Solent University, Southampton, Vice-Chancellor

Ambika Opal

University of Waterloo - Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy, Manager, Global Programs

Ian Rowlands

University of Waterloo, Associate Vice-President, International

Joyce Kling

University of Copenhagen, Associate Professor

Renuka Thakore

University College of Estate Management, Researcher and Founder

Diana Pritchard

University of Bedfordshire, Principal Curriculum Developer

Daniella Tilbury

Office of the Commissioner for Sustainable Development and Future Generations HM Government of Gibraltar, Commissioner

Nunzio Quacquarelli

QS Quacquarelli Symonds, CEO

Ailsa Lamont

Pomegranate Global, Director and Founder

Julie Newman

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sustainability Director

Iris Bräuning

Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Coordinator for Strategic Partnerships

Michael Nkuba

University of Botswana, Post Doc Researcher

Hsiao-Wei Yuan

National Taiwan University, Vice President for International Affairs

Jose Esteves

Exponentialis Learning and Education for the Future, CEO, Founder

Joseph Nkandu

NUCAFE, Uganda, Executive Director

Violeta Orlovic Lovren

Department of Education, University of Belgrade, Assistant Professor

Tom Spain

Oxford EMI, Senior Trainer and Consultant

Jon Baldwin

Jisc, MD of HE

courtney brown

Lumina Foundation, Vice President Strategic Impact and Planning

Salvador López Carbajal

British Council, Director Education, South Asia

Reem Sultan

University of Bahrain, Assistant Professor

'Funmi Olonisakin

King's College London, Professor of leadership, peace and conflict

Angela Druckman

University of Surrey, Director, Centre for Environment and Sustainability

Amelia Hadfield

University of Surrey, Dean International

Brett Berquist

The University of Auckland, Director International

Celia Partridge

Universities UK International, Assistant Director, Partnerships and Mobility

Rana Latif

Ryerson University, Director, Strategic Development

Jane Rexworthy

People 1st International, Executive Director

thang truong

Center for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Director

Heilwig Jones

Kaya Responsible Travel, Director

Kate Mori

Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, Quality and Standards Specialist

Farzana Karim-Haji

Aga Khan University, Director, University Partnerships

Imran Ho Abdullah

National University of Malaysia, Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Reagan Kandole

University of Glasgow, Graduate Student

Laurie Pearcey

UNSW Sydney, Chief Executive Officer

Robert Tierney

University of Glasgow, Dean Emeritus of Education, Professor Emeritus of Language and Literacy Education

Mia Perry

University of Glasgow, Senior Lecturer in Literacies, Arts and Sustainability

Hillary Vance

University of Arizona, Assistant Vice President, South & Southeast Asian Affairs

Lisa Grocott

Monash University, Professor of Design, Director of Wonderlab

Bronwyn Parry

King's College London, Vice President and Vice Principal for Service

Fabrizio Trifiro

Ecctis / UK ENIC, Head of Quality Benchmark Services

Priscilla Mbarumun Achakpa

Women Environmental Programme, Global Director

Tom Windle

University of Surrey, Head of International Partnerships

Jazreel GOH

British Council, Country Director Malaysia

Malcolm Press

Manchester Metropolitan University, Vice-Chancellor

Tom Fletcher

Hertford College, University of Oxford, Principal

Komiljon Karimov

University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Rector

shaheen ali

National Academy of Higher Education, Rector

Alison Johns

Advance HE, Chief Executive

Summer Xia

British Council Azerbaijan, Country Director/British Cultural Attaché

Catherine Hack

Advance HE, Principal Adviser (Learning and Teaching)

Andy Hall

British Council, Senior Consultant (Policy), Skills Systems

Giorgio Marinoni

International Association of Universities (IAU), Manager, HE and internationalization

Albert Chow

Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications, Executive Director

Simon Gaskell

QAA, Chair of the UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education

Youhansen Eid

National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education (NAQAAE), President

Richard Hazenberg

University of Northampton, Professor of Social Innovation

Rebecca Allinson

Technopolis, Managing Partner

Maddalaine Ansell

British Council, Director of Education

Stephen Davison

Cambridge Zero, University of Cambridge, Deputy Director (Strategic Development)

Svitlana Kalashnikova

Institute of Higher Education, Ukraine, Director

Anne Marie Graham

UK Council for International Student Affairs, Chief Executive

Sahinde Pala

Education New Zealand, Director Student Experience & Global Citizens

John Brewer


Valmor Tricoli

University of Sao Paolo (USP), Provost for International Cooperation

Amanda Sayan

The University of Sydney, Director of Partnerships

Wan Zuhainis Saad

Ministry of Education Malaysia, Director Academic Development Management Division, Higher Education Department

Elisabeth Grindel-Denby

Lancaster U, niversity Leipzig/Navitas Germany Gmb Campus Director,H

Phil Baty

Times Higher Education, Chief Knowledge Officer

Kai Sicks

DAAD, Secretary General

David Dixon

North Carolina State University, Senior Vice Provost for Global Engagement

Shileen Costain

Pearson PTE Academic, Director, Global Market Development

Lissy Vadakel

British Council Singapore, Consultant, Business Services

Aneta Naumoska

Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Blaze Koneski Faculty of Philology, Assistant Professor of Linguistics

Alastair Morrison

Bournemouth University, Head of International Partnership

William Lawton

Higher Education Consultant, UK

Nigel Topping

UK High Level Climate Action Champion

Fred McBagonluri

Academic City University College, Ghana, Provost and President

Mary Jane Parmentier

Arizona State University, Clinical Associate Professor and Chair, M.S. in Global Technology and Development

Carly Spring

Student, USA

Yushen Shi

Surrey International Institute, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, Undergraduate (TNE)

Wenye Zhou

The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China, Grade 2, (A Level student)

Emma Hoang

Sussex University, Undergraduate

Ananda Breed

University of Lincoln, Professor in Theatre / Programme Leader

Alia Gilbrecht

An-Najah National University, Director of Debate, International Projects Manager

Leonie Nagarajan

Education Department Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), Director

Tania Lima

King's College London, Director of Global Engagement

Harla Octarra

Atma Jaya Catholic University, Lecturer

Jackson Too

Commission for University Education (CUE),

Emma Meredith

Association of Colleges, International Director

Solbjørg Sjøveian

Norad , Assistant Director, The Knowledge Bank, Section for Research, Innovation and Higher Education,

Chris Cooper

British Council, Principal Consultant, TVET Systems

Ray Priest

UWE Bristol, Director of International APAC

Gemma Goodbourn

Grok Global, Head of Global Marketing/Associate Director Southeast Asia

Darren McDermott

British Council Indonesia, Team Leader EU SHARE

Christopher Morley

Pearson, Regional Development Manager

Richard Simpson

Pearson, Country Manager, UK

Anju Sharma

Government of Gujarat, India , Principle Secretary, Higher and Technical Education

Steve Smith

Department for Education, UK Government International Education Champion

N V Varghese

National Institute of Education Planning & Administration, (NIEPA), Delhi, India, Vice Chancellor

Marko Hermawan

BINUS University, Head of Program

Andy Blackhurst

IELTS, Principal Research & Validation Manager

Kevin Van-Cauter

British Council, Principal Consultant

Christopher Hill

The British University in Dubai, Associate Professor

Tracy Ferrier

Lead, Skills for Prosperity Hub, Palladium Group

Joanna Newman

ACU, CEO & Secretary General

Michael Peak

British Council, Senior adviser, Education research

Helen Mott


Amy Norton

Office for Students, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Christopher Graham

Educational Consultant, UK

Chanya Tangsuk

British Council Thailand, Head of Education and Science

Roberta Malee Bassett

World Bank, Global Lead Tertiary Education

Graeme Atherton

National Education Opportunities Network (NEON), Director

Jayesh Ranjan

Government of Telangana, India, Principal Secretary

Barbara Wickham

British Council India, Country Director

Michael Hörig

German Academic Exchange Service - DAAD, Head of Division Strategic Planning

Ignazio Marino

Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Health Executive Director

Linda Amrane-Cooper

University of London, Director of Strategic Projects, Head of centre for Distance Education

Cameron Keighron


Mark Goodwin

Exeter University, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Global Engagement)

Kate Joyce

British Council, Portfolio Lead, HE and Science

Ramneek Ahluwalia

Higher Health, CEO

Adrija Dey

University of Sussex, Lecturer in Digital Media

Judith Lamie

University of Bedfordshire, Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor International

Tabby Nawaz

British University in Dubai, Doctoral Candidate

Nilanthi De Silva

University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, Vice Chancellor

Vasso Koutsos

University of Auckland, Digital Transformation Accelerator, International Office

Mokhlesur Rahman

World Bank, Bangladesh, Senior Operations Officer

Tiffany Cone

Asian University for Women, Bangladesh, Associate Dean

Ari Margiono

Bina Nusantara (Binus) University, Head, Center for Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship Research

Meera Sabaratnam

SOAS, University of London, Senior Lecturer in International Relations

Farai Kapfudzaruwa

University of Pretoria, South Africa, Strategic International Partnerships

Philip McGowan

Chair, SDG Committee, Newcastle University, UK (ACU SDG Network Co-Chair)

A'Shante O'Keiffe

University of Edinburgh in Scotland, UK, Student of Education and Development

Adam Habib

SOAS University of London, Director

Bola Ibrahim

American University in Cairo, Researcher

Cissy Lo

British Council, Senior Programme Manager

Douglas Blackstock

Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, CEO and President of the European Association of QA Agencies (ENQA)

Diane Hsu

British Council Taiwan, Head of Education

Emraan Azad

Commonwealth Scholar from Bangladesh currently studying International Law at Cambridge University, UK

Emmanuel Métais

EDHEC Business School, Dean

Ernest Aryeetey

African Research Universities Alliance, Secretary General

Hyunjung OH

British Council Korea, Head of Education and Society

Kirrily Pells

University College London, Associate Professor in Childhood Studies

Ian Hall

Advance HE

Lotus Postrado

British Council Philippines, Head of Education

Matthew Elliott

Lincoln University, MAP PDRA

Paulina Donoso

Universidad de las Americas (UDLA), Director of Careers in Multimedia & Production

Prabha Sundram

British Council, Senior Programme Manager

Rebecca Picton

British Council Myanmar, Senior Consultant, Higher Education, East Asia

Leighton Ernsberger

British Council, Director Education and English, East Asia

Andrew Thompson

UKRI, UKRI International Champion for GCRF

Jan Palmowski

The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities, Secretary General

Perry Hobson

Sunway University, Malaysia, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Engagement

Shahrina Md Nordin

Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia, Head of Center for Social Innovation

Esther Brimmer

NAFSA, USA, Chief Executive

Janet Beer

University of Liverpool, Vice-Chancellor

Francesc Pedró

UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean, Director

Muhammad Ali

Quaid e Azam University, Pakistan, Vice Chancellor

Zia Ul Qayyum

Allama Iqbal Open University, Pakistan, Vice Chancellor

Nishat Riaz

British Council Pakistan, Education Director

David Corke

Association of Colleges, Director of Education and Skills Policy

Meriel Flint-OKane

Association of Commonwealth Universities, Head of Programmes

Euro Beinat

Prosus Group/Naspers/University of Salzburg, Austria, Global Head of Data Science and AI/Professor of Data Science

Richard Fleming

British Council, Portugal, Head of Education and Culture

Susana Galván

British Council, Country Director South Africa

Kate Ewart-Biggs

British Council, Interim Chief Executive

Maria Tsakali

British Council, Greece, Head of Education

Almut Caspary

British Council, Higher Education, Research Strategy Co-ordinator

Graham Long

Newcastle University, UK, Senior Lecturer

Aubrey Matemba

Ministry of Labour, Malawi, Director of Technical and Vocational Training Skills and innovation

Leid Zejnilovic

Nova School of Business and Economics, Portugal, Chair, Data Science for Social Good Europe; Professor Nova SBE

Sue Harrison

University of Cape Town, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Internationalisation

Louise Thomas

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Deputy Director, Global Science and Emerging Technology Department

Jernej Pikalo

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Professor of Political Science

Jacob (won jun) lee

Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea, Professor

nona mcduff

Solent University, Southampton, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Students and Teaching

Simon Rofe

Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS, Reader in Diplomatic and International Studies

Candace Brunette-Debassige

University of Western Ontario, Canada, Special Advisor to the Provost (Indigenous Initiatives)

Manju Singh

University Grants Commission , India, Joint Secretary, International Cell

Nataliia Stukalo

National Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance, Ukraine, Deputy Head

Malek Kochlef

Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Tunisia, Director General, International Cooperation

Linda O'Neill

University of Dundee, International Marketing Manager

Julie Hsu

Grok Global Services , Southeast Asia Marketing Manager

Vinay Vimalan

Capital Placement, UK, CEO

Ricardo Nobrega

Faculdade de Tecnologia de Indaiatuba, Brazil ,Coordinator

Harischandra Abeygunawardene

National Education Commission / Kelaniya University, Sri Lanka, Chair / Former Vice Chancellor

Jeyhun Karamov

State Agency on Vocational Education, Azerbaijan, Deputy Director

jonathan jansen

Stellenbosch University, South Africa, Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Education

Abdul Tawab Balakarzai

MoHE, Afghanistan, Deputy minister for academic affairs 

Dhanjay Jhurry

University of Mauritius, Vice-Chancellor & ACU Council Member

Chryssi Vitsilaki

University of Aegean, Greece, Rector

Christos Michalakelis

Harokopio University of Athens, Assistant Professor / Project Manager of Study in Greece

Vivienne Stern

Universities UK International, UK, Director

Jeffrey D. Sachs

Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, USA

Nico Jooste

AfriC - African Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation in South Africa, Founding Member and Director

Janaka Pushpanathan

Director South India British Council

Rachel Sandison

University of Glasgow, Vice-Principal, External Relations

Jim Ridgway

School of Education, Durham University, Emeritus Professor

Gang Lu

Technode, China, CEO

Wan Yi Lim

Anglo-Chinese Independent School, Singapore, Student (IB)

Dr Zaid Omar

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Senior Lecturer / Former Director of Holistic Student Division, MoHE

Alicia Herbert

FCDO, UK, Director for Education, Gender and Equality

Анара Егиналиева

Foundation for Tolerance International (FTI), Kyrgyzstan, Director

Jennifer Martin

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), University of Wollongong, Australia


University of Pretoria, South Africa, Professor and Senior Adviser, Future Africa

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