Simon leads the strategic direction and operational delivery of the IDP Connect, including strategic partnerships and developing people and culture. He joined the commercial teams in 2000, running individual divisions and became CEO in September 2015.
Jonah joined IDP Connect in 2017 after 11 years at Birkbeck. He is responsible for leadership across Marketing and Communications, Network Engagement and Stakeholder Engagement implementing pro-active audience and partner engagement, marketing, communications and public and external relations strategies which maximise IDP Connect’s profile and tell our compelling story, across all our global markets.
Patrick is responsible for the UK, Europe and North American IDP Connect client teams, also working closely with the ANZ client teams. In his role, he works closely with clients, the IDP Connect advisory panels and internal product teams to research and define new products and services, thereby helping clients maximise outcomes.
Jackie has worked for IDP Connect for 12 years, she is responsible for the stability and security of our websites and ensuring we utilise the latest technology to deliver fantastic products and applications.
Joining IDP Connect as the Head of Marketing and Communications (B2B), Cherie Metcalf brings over six years of experience in language travel and further education colleges as well as 15+ years of experience in marketing across a range of industries. Cherie oversees the UK’s B2B Marketing, Communications and events teams, ensuring quality and value for IDP Connect’s partners and a consistent brand voice across all platforms.
Stuart leads on product strategy ensuring our products delight our users and meet the needs of our clients. He joined IDP Connect in 2018 after 16 years in marketing and communications, most recently as Director of Student Recruitment & Marketing at the University of East London.
Priyatham joined us in 2005, having worked in the IT industry for 12 years. He heads up operations in India (Chennai and Delhi) including developing our websites, student enrolments, course records collection, advertising, ecommerce and Newgen sales.
Samir joined us in 2019, having worked for several international organisations across travel-tech, financial services and consultancy. Samir is experienced in leveraging data and analytics to solve strategic business challenges and will play a leading role developing our internal data capabilities as well as our external intelligence, research and analytics services for clients.
Craig is a qualified accountant with 20+ years’ experience gained in multinational publishing and hospitality companies in New Zealand, Australia and UK. He is responsible for the financial strategy and governance of the IDP Connect companies across 4 countries.
Joining IDP Connect at the end of 2018, Rachel is responsible for people strategy and operations, ensuring we create the best environments for our people to enjoy work, live our values, deliver amazing customer experiences, with great opportunities for personal and career growth. She has over 20 years of experience developing exceptional talent and leading transformation in the digital and technology sectors.
Vik has a strong sales and marketing background combined with more than 12 years of experience in student recruitment and digital marketing in the International Education Sector. Vik regularly presents at industry events providing valuable insights into political and social events that impact international student search trends.
Devi joined IDP Connect in 2006 with over 18 years of IT experience. She started as a Technical Lead and now heads up our IT division in Chennai. She ensures IT services are delivered which align with the company’s business needs.
Kim is in her 16th year working for IDP Connect, starting out as a temp counting courses in a prospectus. She is in charge of making sure we have an essential quality database of courses to inspire people to learn for a better future.
Dr Bernard Kingston
Dr Bernard Kingston founded Complete University Guide in 2007. He remained in the Chairman role when it joined IDP Connect in 2016. CUG retains editorial independence and its robust, impartial league table methodology.
Katie has 10 years’ experience in the international education industry and heads up the global B2B communications strategy for IDP Connect. An NCTJ-trained journalist, Katie is a former PIE News reporter and joined IDP Connect in 2015 as Editor of Hotcourses Abroad and Education UK.
Camilla has been working at IDP Connect for 7 years and now oversees all UK sales. Her team builds strategic relationships with UK universities, colleges, private providers and online providers to ensure better recruitment outcomes.
Ed joined IDP Connect in 2014 after working with The Independent’s education team. He currently leads our international client partnerships team in the UK and Europe, working with universities to help grow and diversify their international student recruitment.
Originally from South Africa, Franki has been a journalist for a decade. She’s covered everything from council news and business to travel and wellness. As an experienced writer and trained educator, Franki joined IDP Connect in London at the end of 2017.
Christine Wach became the Director of Client Partnerships for Canada in 2020 where she continues to build on 14 years of experience in student affairs. Christine has developed strategic partnerships in education, industry, and associations from the municipal to the international level. Christine leads the client team in Canada, overseeing IDP Connect’s commercial strategy and key initiatives from the regional office in Toronto.
Laura joined IDP Connect in 2017, bringing 6 years of relevant industry experience in International Education. She heads up the sales operations of our Boston office, and oversees all partnerships and revenue for the US.