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.
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, 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, South Asia, North America and United Kingdom and Network Shared Services
Harmeet commenced work with IDP Education in March 2009 as Regional Director, South Asia and is currently Regional Director, South Asia, North America, UK and Network Shared Services..
He is based in Gurgaon, India and in his role Harmeet is responsible for 36 IDP Education offices in six countries in South Asia: India, Mauritius, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Malaysia.
In addition, Harmeet is also responsible for the client teams based across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, IELTS operations in Canada and Network Shared Services.
Prior to joining the Company, Harmeet worked in general management roles with Avon Products across India and Vietnam and VLCC (India’s leading health and beauty services company). Prior to that he had sales, operations and marketing experiences across Lakme Lever and Reckitt & Colman.
Harmeet holds an MBA and BA (Hons) in Mathematics from Delhi University.
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.
Maher El Bakry
Regional Director, Middle East
Maher commenced work with IDP Education in March 2009 as Regional Director, Middle East.
He is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and in his role Maher is responsible for IDP Education’s Middle Eastern operations.
Prior to joining the Company, Maher held positions in pharmaceutical manufacturing with Novartis Egypt, sales and marketing in Saudi Arabia with Beecham Pharmaceuticals, marketing in the Levant region with GSK, and was Commercial Director MENA for Johnson & Johnson’s “diabetes care” business unit.
Maher holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Cairo University, a sales and marketing degree from the CIM, United Kingdom, and an MBA from Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom.