Rod is passionate about the international education industry. Over a 24 year career he has sought to innovate, create and bring to the international education marketplace better ways of doing business, for both educators and agents. In the early 90s he co-owned and managed a student recruitment agency, with offices in Tokyo and Brisbane. From 1994, he pioneered the recruitment of international students into Australia and New Zealand via the Internet, enrolling students from over 40 countries. In the late 90’s he served as Principal and Marketing Manager of an English Language College on the Gold Coast of Queensland. Since 2000, he has been involved in the ownership, management, and marketing of various international education service companies:
• ICEF Asia Pacific / ICEF GmbH
• ICEF Online
• EdMedia Student Recruitment
ICEF GmbH connects educators, education agents, work and travel professionals, as well as industry service providers to key markets and networks worldwide, supporting the growth and development of international education and global student mobility. Through ICEF’s various services, education institutions are able to achieve results and efficiencies in growing international student enrolments. They choose ICEF for its long-standing reputation for quality and commitment to nurturing and accepting only the highest calibre of education agents, and to providing excellent events and marketing resources.