Our Team

Global Study Partners Board & Advisory Board

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. Read More...

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 commercialRead More...

Kevin Morgan
Chief Operating Officer, 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. Read More...

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 Read More...

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.

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 continentsRead More...

Christopher Saxon
Advisor

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 Read More...

GSP Management Team

Head Office:

John McPartland
Vice President of International

John is a globally experienced, highly regarded director of international recruitment for some of the worlds top universities. His recent and relevant experience includes his work as Director International at Trinity College Dublin,Read More...

Marcel Creed
Vice President of Global Recruitment

Marcel holds a Bachelor of Teaching, Bachelor of Education and Master of Education and is passionate about the future of education in an increasingly complicated world. Marcel’s insights have been widely sought on the international Read More...

Vienne Baker
Vice President of Conversions

Vienne is well known for her success in resolving urgent situations and implementing rapid process improvements. Having worked in the international education sector for over 20 years, she brings a wealth of knowledge in systems and Read More...

Nicole Zabbal
Director Global Student Services & Partnerships

Nicole has over twenty years’ experience in international and onshore education. She has been instrumental in the development of key national education and training initiatives that effect long-lasting social and economic Read More...

Jessie Horton
Marketing & Product Design Executive

Jessie graduated from the University of Technology Sydney, with a double degree of a Bachelor Product Design with a Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation. Jessie brings her cutting edge approach and innovative creative Read More...

South East Asia Team:

Vietnam Team:

Annie Hua
Regional Recruitment Director, South East Asia

Annie has over 6 years of extensive experience in international recruitment in Australia (onshore), Vietnam and South East Asia region in general. She has been a successful institutional representative for many years. Read More...

Tricia Minh
In-Country Manager

Tricia holds a degree at RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute Technology) and has experienced both Vietnamese education and Australian education during high school and university. With experiences of working in the Read More...

Tran Ni Ha
Integrity & Relationship Consultant

Ha has 17 years of experience with Australian Immigration at the Embassy in Vietnam, developing her experience in a variety of areas. Throughout her time she encountered 5 years processing temporary stay visa applicationsRead More...

Team Philippines:

Pauline Padlan
Business Development Manager

Pauline has a degree of Mass Communication at St. Paul University in Manila, Philippines and with a skillset of sales and marketing, she understands the growth objectives of her clients and the needs of their Read More...

Nigelle Estrosos
Business Development Manager

Nigelle has been working in the international education recruitment industry for 4 years. Her expertise lies in Australia and Canada student visa application assistance. She is a Business Administration Read More...

Team Thailand:

David Shakya
Country Manager

David holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and is always inquisitive about operating business. Making people understand meticulous details; sharing ideas, knowledge and experience has been his interest. Read More...

South Asia Team:

India Team:

Vyom Agrawal
Director – South Asia

Vyom has over 20 years of experience in Technology, Business Solutions, SME Consultancy & Education. He has worked extensively in start – up environments as well as large organizations in both B2B and B2C and in his Read More...

Gaurav Kapoor
Director of Recruitment

Gaurav Kapoor – a commerce graduate from Delhi University has been promoting international education among Indian students since 2006.

He ventured in Australian Education to promote pathways to Read More...

Shivali Mehendale
Country Manager

Shivali has over 15 years of detailed experience working in the international education industry in India. She has spent several years in hands-on, face-to-face student counselling roles, delivering educational options and outcomes Read More...

Nikita Gupta
Regional Recruitment Manager

Nikita is a well knitted, tech-savvy, competent, networked individual with the excellent understanding of Overseas Education industry with a rich experience of more than 7 years in Marketing, Operations and Market Research.Read More...

Nepal Team:

Anil Shrestha
Chief Executive Officer of Nepal

Anil Shrestha is responsible for providing management oversight and responsibility across the organization to ensure the effective and efficient functioning of the organization. A self-driven professional with a dynamic background Read More...

Ashok Shahi
Business Development Manager

I am an efficient and organised person who enjoys challenging and diverse role. My international educational background and rich global experience so far, has enabled me to develop a wealth of knowledge and expertise to adviseRead More...

Kritisha Karki
Business Development Manager

Kritisha is detail oriented and keen individual with 3 years of experience in the field of Education consultancy, where she has counselled over hundred students regarding the options for higher education in Australia and New Zealand.Read More...

Team Bangladesh:

Faisal Khan
Country Manager

Faisal Khan is the newly appointed Country Manager for the GSP Bangladesh Team. Faisal holds a qualification in a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Mathematics and a Master of Business Administration from BRAC University. Read More...

Team Pakistan:

Osamah Qureshi
Director for GSP Pakistan

Dr Osamah Qureshi is Director of GSP Pakistan and has been working for more than a decade for student recruitment. He is the exclusive recruitment partner & country office holder for Global Study Partners and in this capacity is extensivelyRead More...

Team Sri Lanka:

Sabirah Caffoor
In-Country Manager

Sabirah Caffoor is the newly appointed country manager for Global Study Partners Sri Lanka an initiative in conjunction with TAT Capital. Sabira holds a Professional Qualification in Human Resource Management , DiplomaRead More...

Team Brazil:

Marilia Busse Simões
Business Development Manager

Marilia has more than 7 years of experience in the international education sector. She has helped hundreds of students to fulfill their dream of living, studying, and working abroad. Marilia lived in Australia for 1 year, where she Read More...

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