About Us

Our Story

At Global Study Partners, we are dedicated to linking international students with education providers worldwide. GSP enables digital transformation in student recruitment through our unique all-in-one technology platform.

Our Vision

To provide students around the world with access to educational choices that will positively change their lives and ultimately impact the world for the better.
Our mission is to connect recruitment partners globally with education providers globally through a unique online B2B Edtech platform that enables students to access the most comprehensive selection of study options anywhere in the world.
We embrace our mission and live it every day and we are committed to transforming lives through education!

Our Values

At GSP we pride ourselves on providing information that is accurate and transparent, offering personalised services that are unrivalled in international education. We are passionate about building and nurturing strong partnerships and value diversity, integrity and collaboration. Engagement with our staff, institutional partners and recruitment partners enables us to learn more and informs our service offerings.
We take accountability for providing even more opportunities and greater options for students who wish to study abroad.
We believe our GSP technology is beautiful and highly functional. Our software is the expression of commitment to our partners to bring meaningful process to student recruitment and contribute to achievement of better business outcomes.

Our Advantage

GSP has recast the traditional international student recruitment model into one that is more collaborative, more integrated, more transparent, more comprehensive, and more intimate. It is a shared business model, offered without cost, where we focus our technology to create competitive advantages for our recruitment and institutional partners.

Our Beginning

Founded on the digital disruption approach , Elaine Starkey and Bipul Kafley were determined to create a compelling proposition for the international education sector. That early vision started with a proto-type Course Search and apply function in 2014. After visiting Kathmandu for an initial proof of concept Elaine experienced firsthand the problems that students faced when embarking to study overseas.
The industry was manual , paper based, low/no tech and lacking in transparent and choice. This resulted in students often being placed in the wrong course and institution. Elaine was driven by addressing this lack of access and choice to deliver the best possible outcome for the student as she understood the enormous sacrifices parents make every day to send their students to study overseas. GSP Nepal was the first international office to provide more diverse and equitable access for Nepalese students to quality institutions.
From that early vision, GSP started to build a small central team in Australia – Kevin Morgan COO and Director, John McPartland VP International, Nicole Zabbal Director partnerships/student services This was followed by the opening of our first offshore offices in India – Shivali Mahendale, Nepal – David Shakya, and Vietnam – Annie Hua. Each day, we were learning from our experience and planning how to assist students in connecting with education institutions with a far better experience.
Today, that original GSP website is now a revolutionary cloud-based tech platform that is widely used as a tool to drive vital business operations in international student recruitment.

Our People

Creating a two-sided EdTech marketplace for international student recruitment needed careful consideration of staff from across the international education and technology spectrum. Our small central team formed a solid foundation for GSP to rapidly extend its global footprint.
In conjunction with GSP’s Chairman and advocate, Jim FitzSimons, Elaine quickly established an outstanding board of directors with deep domain experience in international education and technology.
This led to the addition of Vienne Baker – VP of conversions and compliance and Marcel Creed- Global VP recruitment. Together with Kevin Morgan and the GSP development team, Vienne first focused on codifying the GSP methodology to position the technology platform to rapidly scale.
GSP know 2020 has been a difficult year for the international education sector, we have set up additional offices to help support our institutional and recruitment partners. Led by Marcel Creed , GSP continued growth and expansion opening GSP Pakistan, GSP Brazil, GSP Bangladesh, GSP Sri Lanka and GSP Canada. We have added to our leadership teams in our markets and continuously seek to provide better outcomes for our partners.

Learn more about Our Team and how they can help you build your business in your region.

At Global Study Partners, we are dedicated to linking international students with education providers worldwide. GSP enables digital transformation in student recruitment through our unique all-in-one technology platform.

To provide students around the world with access to educational choices that will positively change their lives and ultimately impact the world for the better.

Our mission is to connect recruitment partners globally with education providers globally through a unique online B2B Edtech platform that enables students to access the most comprehensive
selection of study options anywhere in the world.

We embrace our mission and live it every day and we are committed to transforming lives through education!

At GSP we pride ourselves on providing information that is accurate and transparent, offering personalised services that are unrivalled in international education. We are passionate about building and nurturing strong partnerships and value diversity, integrity and collaboration. Engagement with our staff, institutional partners and recruitment partners enables us to learn more and informs our service offerings

We take accountability for providing even more opportunities and greater options for students who wish to study abroad.

We believe our GSP technology is beautiful and highly functional. Our software is the expression of commitment to our partners to bring meaningful process to student recruitment and contribute to achievement of better business outcomes.

GSP has recast the traditional international student recruitment model into one that is more collaborative, more integrated, more transparent, more comprehensive, and more intimate. It is a shared business model, offered without cost, where we focus our technology to create competitive advantages for our recruitment and institutional partners.

Founded on the digital disruption approach , Elaine Starkey and Bipul Kafley were determined to create a compelling proposition for the international education sector. That early vision started with a proto-type Course Search and apply function in 2014. After visiting Kathmandu for an initial proof of concept Elaine experienced firsthand the problems that students faced when embarking to study overseas.

The industry was manual , paper based, low/no tech and lacking in transparent and choice. This resulted in students often being placed in the wrong course and institution. Elaine was driven by addressing this lack of access and choice to deliver the best possible outcome for the student as she understood the enormous sacrifices parents make every day to send their students to study overseas. GSP Nepal was the first international office to provide more diverse and equitable access for Nepalese students to quality institutions.

From that early vision, GSP started to build a small central team in Australia – Kevin Morgan COO and Director, John McPartland VP International, Nicole Zabbal Director partnerships/student services This was followed by the opening of our first offshore offices in India – Shivali Mahendale, Nepal – David Shakya, and Vietnam – Annie Hua. Each day, we were learning from our experience and planning how to assist students in connecting with education institutions with a far better experience.

Today, that original GSP website is now a revolutionary cloud-based tech platform that is widely used as a tool to drive vital business operations in international student recruitment.

Creating a two-sided EdTech marketplace for international student recruitment needed careful consideration of staff from across the international education and technology spectrum. Our small central team formed a solid foundation for GSP to rapidly extend its global footprint.

In conjunction with GSP’s Chairman and advocate, Jim FitzSimons, Elaine quickly established an outstanding board of directors with deep domain experience in international education and technology.

This led to the addition of Vienne Baker – VP of conversions and compliance and Marcel Creed- Global VP recruitment. Together with Kevin Morgan and the GSP development team, Vienne first focused on codifying the GSP methodology to position the technology platform to rapidly scale.

GSP know 2020 has been a difficult year for the international education sector, we have set up additional offices to help support our institutional and recruitment partners. Led by Marcel Creed , GSP continued growth and expansion opening GSP Pakistan, GSP Brazil, GSP Bangladesh, GSP Sri Lanka and GSP Canada. We have added to our leadership teams in our markets and continuously seek to provide better outcomes for our partners.

Learn more about Our Team and how they can help you build your business in your region.

GSP Board

Partners & Advisory Board

Global Study Partners Board & Advisory Board
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Elaine Starkey
Co-Founder and CEO

From a teacher of Mathematics, to starting a global publishing company, to co-founding an International Education Enterprise, Irish born Elaine Starkey is passionate about ensuring students have a truly rewarding international education experience.

Geoff Carrick
Geoff Carrick
Director

Geoff has had a 20+ year career in Australian equity capital markets. Geoff’s career included time as head of ECM at Commonwealth Bank, more than a decade at Macquarie Capital and most recently the Head of Corporate Finance...

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Jim FitzSimons
Chairman

Jim FitzSimons was a partner of Clayton Utz for 22 years before deciding to concentrate on providing strategic advice to start-ups. He served on the Council of the Tokyo based Inter-Pacific Bar Association, the premier organisation for commercial...

Tim Praill
Tim Praill
Director

Tim’s previous roles included head of Navitas Ventures, GM strategy and Transformation Navitas and  partner at Guinevere capital. He has recently taken up the role of COO At Faethm AI.

Kevin Morgan
Kevin Morgan
COO and Director

Kevin is a deeply experienced CEO, COO and Board member with over 3 decades of operational , sales, technology and senior executive success across financial services enterprises, global technology businesses and start up digital enterprises.

Victor Jiang
Victor Jiang
Director

Founding Chairman of Sapien Ventures – a fintech and high growth business focused VC firm with a presence across Silicon Valley, Australia and China; Victor sits on the Board of 6 technology companies across the 3 continents...

Christopher Saxon
Christopher Saxon
Director

Christopher has spent most of his career as Principal and Senior Partner of Baker McKenzie and in the immediate past National Chairman of the Australian Offices. He is an expert advisor on mergers & acquisitions and the...

GSP Team

Australia

Head Office
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Elaine Starkey
Co-Founder and CEO
Kevin Morgan
Kevin Morgan
COO and Director
JohnMcPartland1517679695887
John McPartland
Vice President International
VienneBaker1516938401518
Vienne Baker
Vice President Conversions
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Cady Gan
Finance Manager
NicoleZabbal1599542182665
Nicole Zabbal
Director Global Student Services & Partnerships
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Lalaine Dizon
Institution Partnerships Executive
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Ally Kingsmill
Marketing Executive

UK & Europe

North America

RuthLaw1517582400981
Ruth Law
Regional Development Manager
CatherineWilson1620152840488
Catherine Wilson
Business Development Manager
MeeraSeshadri1570628804905
Meera Seshadri
Business Development Manager

South Asia

India Team

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Gaurav Kapoor
Regional Director - India and Onshore Subcontinent
DanielKM1604910460774
Daniel KM
Director Alliances & Partnerships
VyomAgrawal1516279854656
Vyom Agrawal
Director - Operations ( South Asia)
ShivaliMehendale1516981036897
Shivali Mehendale
Regional Head International Engagement (South Asia)
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Nikita Gupta
Channel Manager - India
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Heena Gupta
Business Development Manager
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Bhavesh Patel
Regional Representative
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Shronit Bhatia
Business Development Manager

Nepal Team

AnilShrestha1604857388256
Anil Shrestha
Chief Executive Officer Nepal
AshokShani1614012547754
Ashok Shahi
Business Development Manager
KritishaKarki1610547135615
Kritisha Karki
Business Development Manager

Pakistan

Bangladesh, African & Middle East

DrOsamahQureshi1533960555252
Dr Osamah Qureshi
Business Development Director
Faisal-Khan-Bangladesh
Faisal Khan
Business Development Manager
MarcelCreed1548195460094
Marcel Creed
Regional Manager Africa, Middle East & Onshore

Sri Lanka Team

RamGorlamanadala1606303427276
Ram Gorlamandala
Director
MariahD'souza1622535364044
Maria D'Souza
Head of Business Operations
Sabirah-Caffoor
Sabirah Caffoor
Country Manager

South East Asia

Vietnam Team

Philippines Team

AnnieHua1617804916185
Annie Hua
Regional Recruitment Director, SEA Onshore and Europe
TriciaMinh1517573470923
Tricia Minh
Regional Recruitment Manager - Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar
PaulinePadlan1605667640325
Pauline Padlan
Business Development Manager
NigelleEstrosos1585718222290
Nigelle Estrosos
Business Development Manager

Latin America

Thailand Office

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David Shakya
Global Training Manager

Brazil

MariliaSimoes1617647539025
Marilia Simoes
Business Development Manager Latin America

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