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Leadership and Management Team
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Our Leadership and Management Team

Our leadership and management team have decades of experience having worked in the industry globally for many years. Having experienced management, that understands the industry, the employment sector and education ensures quality of education outcomes and industry connected learning.

Our team invest a lot of time in making sure our content, platforms and your learning experience are the best in the industry. They are dedicated to ensuring quality education outcomes for all Pacific Training Group students. They come from a variety of interesting backgrounds but all share the same vision; to provide quality education to all students and to ensure that their learning is affordable, flexible and fun.

Our Leadership Team

Philip Kilic – Chief Executive Officer

Philip has held strategic senior leadership roles within the global education industry for over 25 years. During this time Philip has successfully established and managed education organisations across Asia Pacific and has built sales and marketing functions for iconic Australian education businesses that have led to significant market growth. (SAE Institutes Asia, THINK Education Group, Open Colleges Group Australia).

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As one of the founding executives of Open Colleges Group Australia, he created and operationalised a sophisticated student recruitment model that led its rapid organisational growth. Philip’s extensive experience in the development and leadership of personnel and ensuring operations are strongly supported by the application of data and technology is a model with demonstrable success. His deep operational understanding on how to best implement and use digital technologies and data analytics to assist in market growth, improve learner satisfaction and business optimization is recognized global best practice.

Philip has established businesses in Turkey, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, China and Myanmar through private and government ventures, franchise and wholly owned; a private university acquisition in Chongqing, China; founding the franchising and licensing division of SAE Institutes Global and continues to advise firms on areas of online learning, business turnarounds and transformation. Philip has also presented and given talks on invitation of governments and industry across Asia.

Philip is passionate about teaching and providing quality education to students to achieve their career goals.

Karin Rule – Chief Academic Officer

Karin has over 15 years’ experience in senior education roles, primarily in the vocation, education and training (VET) sector in state, national and international Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). With a passion for adult education and life-long learning Karin’s focus is to provide transformational leadership to achieve organisational goals, promote equal access to education, improve the student’s learning experience and ensure job-ready graduates. Karin has successfully contributed to the establishment and maintenance of strategic long-term business plans and industry relationships which has resulted in the growth of existing and new business opportunities.

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With a discipline background of health and community services Karin maintains her industry currency through co-facilitating international student work placement projects and holding a variety of voluntary positions as a board member and advisor for national not-for-profit community-based organisations and charities.

Karin, with extensive experience in learning and assessment development, regularly authors and reviews text books for educational publishers such as McGraw-Hill and Cengage. Her expertise has been acknowledged through organisational awards for excellence, invitations to present at conferences and participation in national Industry Reference Groups.

Karin holds a Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Social Science, Graduate Diploma of Vocation Education and Training, Diploma of Enrolled Nursing and the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. In addition, Karin’s professional activities include being a preceptor for Charles Sturt University, an Accredited Facilitator for Situational Leadership and a Prince 2 Project Management Practitioner.

Our Management Team

Marie Bennett – Director of International Partnerships

Marie is an experienced Manager & Global Business Executive with a demonstrated history of working in the education and e-learning industry for over 10 years. Marie is highly skilled in Career Development, Admissions, Academic Advising and Instructional Design. She is a strong consulting professional with a Diploma of Business and is currently working towards her MBA.

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Marie was part of the sales and international team with Open Colleges Group Australia for over 8 years. She then progressed to Pacific Training Group in 2019 where she is now responsible for managing the B2C Australia and International sales divisions, Marketing and Course Development teams in her role as the Director of International Partnerships.

Marie has established many partnerships in Australia and the Global markets, especially in the Asia market.

Marie’s passion is to deliver quality education and meet student outcomes so that students can succeed and be successful in their chosen future career.

Zuzana Mesarosova – Enrolments and Student Services Manager

Zuzana ensures a great experience for all Pacific Training Group students studying in Australia. She organises events and seeks partnership to ensure students transition to job-ready professionals.

Zuzana is also focused on continuous improvement of processes within organisation while mastering knowledge and application of the Education Services for Overseas Students Act and the National Code to provide high quality of service to our students and partners.

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Zuzana came to Australia seven years ago as an international student to pursue higher education and to gain postgraduate experience. She has a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) with distinction and has received Deans’ Honours Award for outstanding performance in Australia after completing her Bachelor and Master Degree in Public Administration overseas. Currently, Zuzana is pursuing Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses in Social Media Marketing

Zuzana is a value-driven and proactive team leader who empowers the team and students to unleash their full potential. Lifelong education is her passion. That is why she has been working in the education sector ever since I graduated.

Zuzana has over five years of diverse experience in admissions, student experience, and customer service from Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training sector. She also had the opportunity to be an enrolment team leader for over 2000 new students each trimester in her past role.

Will Bouzas – Director of Sales (B2B)

With over 7 years’ experience in international education, Will is responsible for the overall strategic direction of Pacific Training Group’s Sales department (B2B), including global student recruitment, partnerships development and the management of our agents’ network.

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Will holds a Bachelor of Marketing and different specialisations in Consultative Selling and Strategic Marketing. Will joined Pacific Training Group in 2018 after more than 15 years of sales and marketing experience. With a diverse background selling services in telecommunications, ICT, IT and education sectors, he has gained extensive exposure to complex sales processes.

Will held various roles at Telecom, one of the largest telecommunications companies in Latin America. Being responsible for the top clients of the B2B division, he contributed to a significant revenue growth thanks to his strategic approach to sales which led to numerous eight-figure contracts signed with the most important clients of the region.

He is passionate about teamwork and a firm believer in the use of different perspectives in decision-making and problem-solving processes, which enabled him to lead various multidisciplinary teams across different industries.

Priscilla Guo – Quality Assurance & Compliance Manager

Priscilla has more than 10 years’ experience in vocational and higher education, overseeing governance, quality assurance and student experience.

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With an Honours Degree in Psychology, Priscilla’s passion lies in empowering students through education and developing education solutions that supports this process.

This experience enables Priscilla to implement and maintain a quality framework to ensure compliant and efficient internal operations at PTG. Her role involves ensuring full compliance with the Standards for RTOs 2015 and the National Code in all of the institution’s operating policies and procedures and identifying opportunities for improvement to existing policies from the regular review of processes.

Priscilla is also actively involved in teaching undergraduate programs and delivering professional development to educators. With first-hand experience in all aspects of adult education delivery, Priscilla has a deep appreciation of issues and challenges and has strong abilities in developing pragmatic solutions.

Ritul Jindal – Finance Manager

Ritul has over 10 years of experience in providing professional services across a broad range of finance areas and he joined Pacific Training Group in July 2019 as an accounts manager.

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Ritul is a qualified accountant with demonstrable experience in positions of high responsibility. He supports the executive management team by offering insights and financial advice that will allow them to make the best business decisions for Pacific Training Group.

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