Study Cairns Executive Board
Study Cairns is a not-for-profit organisation established in 1997 and is headquartered in Cairns, Queensland. Study Cairns is the lead agency for International Education and Training (IET) in the Cairns region. It is a collaborative international education network and marketing cluster which is dedicated to supporting its members to grow international education and training opportunities for the Cairns region.
Study Cairns Executive Board comprises; President (Carol Doyle), Vice President (Jodie Duignan-George), Treasurer (Dr Russell Joshua), Secretary (Lyn Carlyle-Jacob), ANZA Sub-Chair (Janine Bowmaker) and ten other members. These committee members have excellent knowledge of the educational industry both domestically and internationally.
President – Carol Doyle
Carol Doyle is the current Study Cairns President and has held this role for the past five years, as well as serving on the Study Cairns Management Committee for a total of six years.
Carol also manages her own business YouStudy, a Distance Education College providing Australian Nationally Accredited Training in business, training and education.
Carol is a member of IETAC-Q and at the invitation of Trade & Investment Qld, has represented the region in the development of the recently released International Education & Training Strategy to Advance Queensland.
Carol is passionate about growing International Education & Training for the TNQ region.
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Vice President – Jodie Duignan-George
Jodie Duignan-George is the Associate Vice-Chancellor, Cairns and Far North Region, at CQ University. Jodie joined CQ University 2 years ago with the purpose of establishing a CQ University Campus in the heart of the Cairns CBD. With a background in Social Science and close to 20 years of experience working in higher education Jodie has a broad knowledge of issues facing the sector.
Jodie has a keen interest in community development with particular expertise in business development. She is a member of a number of local and national boards and committees, including Cairns Chamber of Commerce, for which she serves as Vice President and Engagement Australia for which she is Deputy Chair. Jodie has also served on the Study Cairns Management Committee, for the past seven years, the past three as Vice President.
Jodie is committed to the growth of International Education in the Cairns region.
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Treasurer and Finance Sub-Committee Chair – Dr Russell Joshua
Dr Russell Joshua holds the position of Director of Future Students and International at James Cook Universality. Dr Joshua’s division plays a critical role working internally across colleges and divisions to ensure activities undertaken throughout the University align with the JCU global strategy. Externally Dr Joshua creates and nurtures strategic relationships to facilitate the achievement of organisational goals.
As the former Deputy Director General Training and Employment of the Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment Dr Joshua lead a range of projects in the VET Sector, including the implementation of the Government’s Great skills Real opportunities training and employment policy and the $615M market-based and contestable annual VET Investment Plan.
Dr Joshua also holds a Director position on the board of JCU College Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of James Cook University responsible for the delivery of a range of tertiary education and training courses that provide student pathway options across the AQF to both Australian and international students.
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Secretary – Lyn Carlyle-Jacob
Lyn Carlyle-Jacob, a graduate of Auckland University, is currently working in the ELICOS sector as International Advisor for Cairns Language Centre. Lyn holds a CELTA and TAE 40110 in addition to a number of other qualifications. She has taught in ELICOS and VET for a number of Cairns. Prior to this she worked in Australia and overseas in a number of community and development positions both within government and corporate management and as a consultant. Many of these roles were in small business development, women’s projects and microfinance, both in Australia and overseas.
Lyn is a long-term resident of Cairns and is familiar with the local VET and ELICOS sector.
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ANZA Sub-Committee Chair – Janine Bowmaker
Janine Bowmaker is the Managing Director of Banora International Group (BIG), an Australia-wide business with its head office based in Cairns. BIG centres around the International Student market providing various service orientated divisions including the coordination and facilitation of homestay, farmstay, study tours, edutourism, volunteering and traineeships.
Janine has been a member of Study Cairns for 11 years, a member of the Management Committee for nine years and held the role as President for three years. She also sits on several tourism boards.
Janine is extremely passionate about tourism and the international education sector and committed to growing this industry for the Cairns region.
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Other Committee Members
Tammy Angel is the Manager/Owner of Cairns Sharehouse, the main provider of student accommodation in Cairns. Cairns Sharehouse is a family owned local business who have been providing quality, student accommodation in Cairns for over 15 years.
Tammy works collaboratively with all major educational institutions to ensure the experience of the student is memorable and positive, not just when inside the classroom.
As a support service, Tammy can offer a different perspective to the Study Cairns Board (outside of an educational background) and has been a member of the Study Cairns Board for over 6 years, with extensive experience in customer service, marketing, event management and logistics.
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Danielle Carey has been a former Manager of Study Brisbane and in this role delivered initiatives to market Brisbane as an international education destination and improve the experience of Brisbane’s international students. Prior to this she managed Townsville’s Emerging Leaders Program and promoted International Relations and Multicultural Business Development for the Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Office.
In 2014, Danielle travelled to Paris and experienced life as an international student, studying French at Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne.
Danielle is currently the Regional Planner for the Department of Education and Training, addressing the region’s skilling and training needs and youth unemployment.
Danielle is actively involved in many of the region’s business networks, and despite being out of the sector, Danielle’s passion for international education remains strong.
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Linda Forbes is the Manager of Education Queensland International (EQI), Cairns & Far North Queensland, based in the FNQ Regional Office of the Department of Education and Training (DET). EQI Cairns and FNQ has been a member of Study Cairns since 2003 and Linda has been a member of the Study Cairns Executive for a number of years. Linda is a graduate of UQ and has extensive Secondary School Teaching and Guidance and Counselling experience in Queensland government schools.
She has also worked as a Secondary School Deputy Principal and Careers Counsellor at JCU. Linda has university qualifications in Commerce and owned and operated a business in general aviation and tourism in Cairns. Since 2003, Linda has combined her business, teaching and guidance and counselling skills to manage the EQI International Education Programs for the FNQ Region of the Department of Education and Training. These programs include the International Student Program in state primary and high schools, group Study Tour School Programs and Professional Visits and the department’s Temporary Residents Admissions Centre (TRAC) programs for Tourist Visa, Bridging Visa and Dependant Students whose parents are studying with international education institutions in Cairns.
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Anna Fredericks commenced with James Cook University in 2016 as the Executive Officer for the Division of Global Strategy and Engagement. The Division provides leadership and strategic direction across the University to support JCU’s strategic objective to be a world leader in education and research related to the tropics. Prior to joining JCU, Anna held a range of senior management roles, most recently the Director of Education Services with the NT Department of Education.
In this role, Anna had responsibility for policy, regulation and funding of international education, higher education and non-government schools which included managing a budget of over $200 million per annum. Anna has over ten years’ experience in public governance, project management and policy development, including leading policy development and systemic support for the implementation of education programs in regional and remote Australia and in Timor-Leste. She has participated in national forums and has been a representative on cross-agency and cross jurisdictional committees.
Anna is passionate about Indigenous and international education, and developing regional Australia.
Joy Jenkins is the Academic Operations Officer on the Cairns Campus, CQ University. She joined CQ University 12 months ago after spending 20+ years at James Cook University. She has extensive experience in higher education, and has broad knowledge of student service delivery. She was instrumental in developing many of the student services that currently exist today on the Cairns Campus, and has more recently expanded her interests into academic operations at CQ University. Joy’s background has primarily been in the Learning and Teaching arena and she is passionate about educational opportunities for all students.
This passion is shared with developing educational opportunities in the far northern region and as such is committed to supporting the growth of international education in this region.
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Martin Lock has been working in the Education industry for about 9-10 years, predominantly working in the field of International Education.
Having started his career in education at a Queensland based University, he moved over to the Vocational Education sector, working for one of the largest Private VET institutions in Australia. About 5 years ago Martin joined TAFE to help with Partnerships, Sales and Business Development. Martin’s current role is varied but includes relationship development of School, ELICOS and University to TAFE pathways, management and direction of Sales & Recruitment for TAFE Queensland.
A key focus is on diversity of students across the six regions and building the international student experience within these regions.
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Cinde Manoel works in International Student Recruitment with EIM International. She has been working in the international education sector for the past 2 years and truly enjoys learning all aspects of the international education market.
Her role with EIM includes marketing to agents onshore and offshore, participant in industry events and government workshops. In the US, Cinde served on the Sachse, Texas Chamber of Commerce board and holds a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Public Relations and a minor in Business Adminstration.
Cinde is passionate about promoting Cairns as a great destination for those wanting to study in Australia.
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Trish Marshall is the Principal for Kaplan International English, managing both the Cairns and Brisbane campuses. Trish has had more than 20 years’ experience working with international students; her experience extends across a varied range of roles within the international student service delivery network. This includes management of CELTA training centres, accreditation and compliance of both ELICOS and High school preparation programmes and policy development for Young Learners and Study tours and representation in international marketing forums. In addition Trish has managed the Far North Queensland IELTS testing Centres in Townsville and Cairns.
Trish has a comprehensive understanding of the core industry issues faced within a regional area having sat on the Study Cairns board for several years as Secretary and General board member and the NEAS Advisory Council at national level. Trish is passionate about the industry and enjoys the success of student outcomes.
She has a comprehensive understanding of the core industry issues faced within a regional area having sat on the Study Cairns board for several years.
Joann Pyne is the General Manager of TAFE Queensland North. TAFE Queensland North is the largest provider of high quality vocational education and training in North Queensland and as General Manager, Joann has the responsibility of ensuring that the organisation is efficient and sustainable while striving to provide vocational education and training that meets individual, community and industry needs.
For the past two decades, Joann has been instrumental in developing a range of programs that have received awards and accolades for their innovative approach, unique and successful partnerships and their responsiveness to business, industry and community. Joann builds on her extensive networks and is determined to ensure TAFE is seen as the premier training provider and an advocate of indigenous vocational education in Qld.
Joann is passionate about TAFE being an active and high quality learning organisation that students, employers, industry and employees are proud to be associated with. Prior to joining the TAFE Queensland team, Joann worked in a variety of roles in both local and federal governments.
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Sue Wicks is the Director of Admissions and Marketing at Trinity Anglican School. Her previous roles include Manager of the Mount Isa Chamber of Commerce (Commerce North West) and as the Graduate Recruiter for Mount Isa Mines. She also has her own consulting business, Wick-Ed Consulting, which assists small business with Human Resources services, policies and procedures.
Having moved from Mount Isa in 2016, Sue has had experience working with boards and voluntary organisations, including: President and board member of Mount Isa Tourism Association; Board Member, Secretary and then Manager of Mount Isa Chamber of Commerce (now known as Commerce North West); President, Secretary, Treasurer and Committee Chair for Zonta Club of Mount Isa. Sue is keen to be involved with Study Cairns to provide additional representation of the secondary school sector in attracting long term international students, and working with industry groups to promote Cairns as a region.
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