Meet the Team

Our team of experts help shape your strategy and achieve your recruitment goals

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Laura Holmes

Head of Client Partnerships

Laura joined IDP Connect in 2017, bringing 6 years of relevant industry experience in International Education. With extensive experience in the international education sector, Laura’s remit includes growing new partner acquisition across the US and overseeing consistent improvements in client satisfaction.

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Ryan Fleming

CLIENT DIRECTOR

Ryan leads a client team responsible for the delivery of student placement and digital marketing services to US higher education institutions. In addition to business development and client relations duties, Ryan helps oversee the commercial strategy for the US market and manages the student placement contract process. Ryan joined IDP Connect in 2015 after spending several years in immigration advising.

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Ayanna Brady

Senior Client Manager

Ayanna’s work as a Sr. Client Manager is centered on developing partnerships with higher-education institutions and assisting them with strategic planning in order to reach their enrollment goals. With over 15 years of experience in the education and technology sectors, Ayanna’s background includes a number of global posts including the US, Canada, and Japan.

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Christine Greb

Senior Client Manager

Christine brings more than two decades of domestic and international enrollment management experience to her work with IDP Connect clients.  Having served in both institution and commercial partner roles, she works together with schools to develop the right mix of data intelligence, digital solutions and local engagement to get a new international student recruitment plan off the ground or with expansion into new markets.

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Maureen Spillane

Senior Client Manager

Maureen has over five years of experience in international higher education in both marketing and student recruitment functions. Prior to joining IDP Connect, Maureen developed her expertise in international enrollment management on the university-side as a longtime client of IDP’s, increasing university enrollment through strategic partnership development and digital marketing initiatives. With a thorough understanding of university partner needs, Maureen hopes to utilize her experience to help partners meet their enrollment and diversification goals and strategize for long-term success.

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Elle Butler

Head of Marketing, North America
Elle holds 10 years of experience in higher education marketing, with 7 of those years in international education. At IDP Connect, Elle leads the marketing strategy and thought leadership for the US and Canadian markets, engaging with current and future clients to support their international student marketing and recruitment efforts.
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Val Daily

Client Engagement Manager

Val has worked with IDP Connect since 2015 as a Client Relations Manager. Now, her area of focus involves overseeing the US-focused activities of the IDP Education specialist network. Val utilizes her near-decade’s worth of international education expertise to assist institutions and counselors alike in developing strong recruitment strategy, while forecasting student mobility trends within key markets.

Francesca Fadgen

Francesca Fadgen

Marketing Coordinator

Francesca joined IDP Connect in January 2021. At IDP Connect, Francesca supports the marketing strategy and thought leadership for the US and Canadian markets, engaging with current and future clients to support their international student marketing and recruitment efforts.
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Anuttra Promnart

Client Data Analyst

Anuttra started with IDP Connect in 2015 as a Client Relations Coordinator. Her role consists of creating reports and analyzing international education data. A Thailand native, Anuttra blends a background of personal and professional experience with data to provide powerful insights for partner institutions to inform their recruitment and marketing decisions.

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Christine Wach

DIRECTOR OF CLIENT PARTNERSHIPS

Christine leads the IDP Connect Canada team, including strategic partnerships across digital recruitment and student placement. Christine joined IDP Connect with 15 years’ experience in post-secondary education including international recruitment, partnerships, IELTS testing, and tech driven student support programs.

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Luna Das

CLIENT DIRECTOR

Luna Das is an experienced leader in international education with 15+ years of experience and has held leadership roles in dynamic and diverse organizations such as – Canadian Education Center, Fulbright Commission- Education USA, Middlebury College and IDP Connect across various countries in South Asia and Southeast Asia. Currently, Luna works in Toronto as the Client Director for IDP Connect responsible for the delivery of student placement and digital marketing services to Canadian higher education institutions.

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Mishal Eshai

Client Engagement Manager

Mishal has over 12 years of experience working in the international education industry, 10 of which she has spent with IDP. As a Client Engagement Manager, Mishal will lead our client engagement strategy working closely with institutions and counsellors to develop strong recruitment strategies, while forecasting student mobility trends within key markets.
Robin Garcha

Robin Garcha

Client Director

Robin has over 12 years of experience working in the international education space in both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining IDP Connect, she spent 5 years at ICEF as Business Development Director, Canada. She joined IDP Connect in February 2021 as Client Director. In this role, Robin helps institutions develop their international recruitment strategies, expand their brand presence through digital marketing and leverage data through IDP Connect’s IQ services.
Meghan Krohn

Meghan Krohn

Marketing Manager, Canada

Meghan joined IDP Connect in January 2021 as Marketing Manager for Canada. She has several years of experience in marketing in the education industry. At IDP Connect, Meghan develops and executes the marketing strategy and thought leadership for the Canadian market, engaging with current and future clients to support their international student marketing and recruitment efforts.
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Premal Modha

Senior Client Manager

Born and raised in Winnipeg, MB, Prem is a Senior Client Manager, bringing almost a decade’s worth of international education experience including time as a Student Recruitment Officer for UWinnipeg and York University. An extensive traveler, Prem has developed an in-depth knowledge of student recruitment. He uses this knowledge to foster and maintain positive working relationships with client institutions.

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Tal Sethi

Client Manager

Tal has over seven years of experience in the higher education sector, serving a wide range of roles in student advising, recruitment, event coordination, and partner relations. Being a former International Recruitment Officer at York University, he has a thorough understanding of college and university needs. Additionally, he has experience advising and recruiting students in South Asia, Asia Pacific, GCC, Caribbean, USA, and Canada.

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