Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Andrew commenced work with IDP Education in August 2015 as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director.
Refer to the Board of Directors page for a summary of Andrew’s professional credentials.
Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary
Murray commenced working with IDP Education in March 2010 as Group Financial Controller and is currently Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary, positions which he has held since May 2010
Prior to joining the Company, Murray held senior finance and management roles with Kodak and SC Johnson in Australia, New Zealand and across Asia Pacific
Murray started his finance career with Fisher & Paykel before spending the next 25 years working for United States based multi-nationals
Murray is a chartered accountant and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Director IELTS
Warwick commenced work with IDP Education in November 2008 as General Manager, Strategy and Business Development and is currently Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Director IELTS, a position which he has held since July 2011.
He is responsible for strategy, marketing, acquisitions, information services, project management and IELTS.
Prior to joining the Company, Warwick worked for Carl Zeiss Vision in Germany as VP Global Product Marketing and Innovation. He has also previously worked with high-growth electronics and machine tools companies.
Warwick has also managed the Victorian Government’s economic development for Europe and North America.
Warwick holds a Graduate Diploma, Marketing from Monash University and a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from Swinburne University of Technology.
Chief Operating Officer
Harmeet joined IDP Education in March 2009 and was till recently Regional Director for South Asia, North America, UK & Network Shared Services.
In October 2017 Harmeet was appointed as IDP’s Chief Operating Officer. Harmeet currently has overall responsibility across IDP’s South Asia, South East Asia and Middle East regions, the US and Canada client relations teams, Canada/Latin America IELTS business activities and Customer & Operations transformation.
Prior to joining IDP, Harmeet held general management, sales, operations & marketing roles with Avon Products across India and Vietnam, VLCC, Lakme Lever and Reckitt & Colman.
Harmeet holds an MBA and BA (Hons) in Mathematics from Delhi University.
General Manager - People and Culture
Georgia commenced work with IDP Education in April 2009 as the General Manager, People and Culture.
Prior to joining the Company, Georgia served in senior human resources management roles where she was responsible for the management of complex, multi-site human resources operations, organisation development, strategic planning and change management.
Georgia holds a Masters in Business from Victoria University of Technology, a Graduate Diploma in Organisation Development from Deakin University and a Bachelor of Applied Science from RMIT.
Regional Director, Australasia
James commenced work with IDP Education in January 2008 as Regional Manager Australia and is currently Regional Director, Australasia based in Melbourne, Australia.
James is responsible for IDP Education’s onshore operation in Australia including Student Placement and IELTS. James also manages the Australian and New Zealand client relations functions as well as the web development team for IDP Education websites across its global network of countries. James is also responsible for the operation for IELTS and Student Placement in New Zealand, New Caledonia, Fiji and Papua New Guinea.
Prior to joining the Company, James worked in operational management positions for a number of different brands at major Australian retailer Coles Myer.
Regional Director, Middle East
Imad commenced work with IDP Education in October 2017 as the Regional Director responsible for the company’s Middle East operations in 17 countries, he is based in Dubai.
Imad brings to IDP over 20 years of sales, commercial and general management experience from the pharmaceuticals, consumer and medical devices industries.
Before joining IDP, he worked with the Swiss healthcare company Novartis from 2009, leading several of the company’s group subsidiaries. Of these, his most recent role was as General Manager of Alcon, overseeing 13 countries across the Middle East.
Imad holds a Doctorate in Pharmacy form Chatenay-Malabry University Paris XI, and an MBA from Ecole Supérieure des Affaires in partnership with Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris.
Regional Director, South East Asia
Varaporn joined IDP Education in January 2015 as Regional Director, South East Asia.
She is based in Bangkok, Thailand and in her role Varaporn is responsible for IDP Education’s offices in five countries in the South East Asia region: Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Philippines and Cambodia.
Varaporn has over 20 years of sales, commercial and general management experience gained across Asia. She previously held senior leadership positions with Kimberly-Clark as General Manager for Thailand and Managing Director for Taiwan and Vietnam.
Varaporn’s most recent role was as Managing Director for Green Spot, a Thai FMCG business that employed over 1,500 staff and exported to 45 countries.
Varaporn holds a BA (Hons) from Chulalongkorn University and an MBA from Sasin Graduate Institute, a partnership between Chulalongkorn, Kellogg and Wharton.
Regional Director, North Asia
Allen commenced work with IDP Education in 2007 as Country Manager and is currently Regional Director, North Asia.
He is based in Shanghai and, in his role, Allen is responsible for all aspects of the Company’s business operations in North Asia, which currently covers China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Prior to joining IDP Education, Allen was the Business Unit Director leading sales and marketing with a United States-based medical device company (Stryker) and prior to that spent 10 years with Johnson & Johnson in both their consumer and professional product divisions.
Allen holds a Bachelor of Medicine from the Medical School of Zhe Jiang University and an MBA from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Regional Director, South Asia
Piyush commenced with IDP Education in 2015 as the Country Director for India. During this tenure, Piyush led significant expansion into India, and more recently led the successful market entry into Nepal.
In October 2017, Piyush joined IDP’s Global Leadership Team (GLT) as the Regional Director for South Asia. In his role Piyush is responsible for IDP Education’s offices in six countries: India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, South Korea and Mauritius.
Prior to joining IDP, Piyush was in a leadership position at SBI Cards, a joint venture between GE Capital and the State Bank of India, where he led the largest new customer acquisition channel for the business across 45 offices in India.
Piyush holds an MBA from the Symbiosis Centre For Management and Human Resource Development & an Electrical engineering degree from National Institute of Technology.
Chief Executive Officer, Hotcourses Group
Simon was appointed CEO of The Hotcourses Group in 2015 having held a number of senior management roles in the business since joining in 2000.
He joined the IDP global leadership team when Hotcourses was acquired by the business in 2017.
Simon is based in London and leads the strategic direction and operational delivery of the Hotcourses Group. He is also responsible for key partnerships, developing people and culture.
He graduated in Economics from the University of Warwick.
Director, Corporate Development
Craig joined IDP Education in 2013.
As the Director of Corporate Development, Craig is involved in all aspects of strategy, M&A and investor relations.
With an investment banking background, Craig brings to IDP a broad perspective on corporate strategy and finance and leads all of the Company’s acquisitions and investments.
Craig holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from The University of Melbourne and is a member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.