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We welcome enquiries from institutions and organizations who may be interested in forming operational or investment partnerships with INTO.

If you are headquartered in the US, please contact partnership-us@intoglobal.com

If you are based in the UK or any other country, please contact partnership@intoglobal.com

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INTO people are exceptional, multicultural, international and talented, with many decades of higher education and private sector experience. More than 1,800 INTO colleagues communicate in 20 or more languages, sharing a common purpose to build the world’s finest higher education public-private partnering organization.

Key to our diversity is the convergence of executives and advisors from leading academic and private sector organizations around the world. In short, we are our own public-private partnership.

Those organizations include: the University of Exeter, Yale University, University of Birmingham, Columbia University, University of East Anglia, University of Kansas, California State University system, University of Sheffield, the British Council, AT&T, MGM Studios, The Washington Post, Gartner Group, Pfizer, KPMG, Allen & Overy and Hogan Lovells.

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Andrew Colin

Founder and Owner
Andrew Colin is the founder/owner of INTO University Partnerships. He provides the leadership and vision which has helped INTO to develop partnerships with leading universities across three continents.

Andrew combines a strong entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for education and international student mobility. 

Back in 1981, while studying law at the London School of Economics, Andrew launched his first company - providing Apple-sponsored computer courses for schoolchildren.  

In 1990, he founded and directed Study Group, which, under his leadership, became a major force in international pre-university education with centres established throughout the United Kingdom, United States, Australia and New Zealand.

In 2005, Andrew founded INTO University Partnerships, with the aim of transforming the international student experience and helping leading internationally-focused universities to expand access and improve student mobility.

Since its establishment, INTO has delivered world-class educational experiences to international students through joint venture partnerships with leading universities across the UK, the US and China.

In May 2013, Andrew received the prestigious Global Leadership Award from the University of South Florida in recognition of his contribution to international education.

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John Latham

Chief Executive Officer
John leads the strategic development of INTO and has a key focus on innovation and growth.

He has 17 years of Board level experience in universities, colleges and private education businesses as well as experience across the domestic, international, state-funded, for-profit and private equity sectors. 

John spent five years in management roles at the University of Manchester, eight years at the University of Liverpool (where he was their first COO), three years as CEO & principal of Cornwall College, five years as vice president, International Business Development at Laureate and the past two years as president and CEO of the University of Law.

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John Sykes

Co-Founder and Executive Vice President North America
John has over 20 years’ experience in the higher education sector and has a strong background in corporate finance.

As one of INTO’s founding directors, John has been a lynch-pin in the development of every Joint Venture.

After graduating from Brighton University, John joined leading accounting firm KPMG, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and gained significant experience in the corporate finance arena. John then joined a corporate finance practice in Sussex where he led many small- and medium-sized investments in London and the South East, eventually becoming a partner.

From 1995 to 2003, John was Finance Director of Study Group, where he formed a strong working relationship with founder Andrew Colin and played an instrumental role in growing the business, overseeing its acquisition by The Daily Mail Group in 1999, and helping to expand operations into Australia, the USA and Canada.

In 2006 John and Andrew established INTO University Partnerships. John has been a Director and Board Member of the company since inception. In 2012, John led a private placement process culminating in an equity investment from Leeds Equity Partners of £66 million in the group for a 25 per cent stake in the business. This investment completed the first stage of INTO’s funding plans, which are aimed at providing universities with access to significant external capital to fund innovation and capacity building in the higher education sector.

John now focuses on driving business development and supporting operational leadership in order to guide the strategic direction of the company. He attributes INTO’s extraordinary growth trajectory and reputation for academic excellence to robust management, ongoing and substantial investment in learning centres, and a superior global sales and marketing infrastructure.

When he is not travelling to meet new partner institutions or visit INTO’s operations around the world, John lives in Eastbourne, East Sussex, with his wife Denise and three children Michael, George and Olivia.

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Steven Smale

Co-Founder & Chief Market Initiatives Officer
Steven is one of INTO’s founding directors and leads all student recruitment activity for the group.

Fluent in Chinese, Steven is one of the world’s leading practitioners in the management of large, distributed student recruitment networks. Under his leadership, INTO currently attracts more than 12,000 students per year from all over the world to our partners. 

As director of the Global Recruitment Unit, Steven oversees the activities of over 130 staff operating out of 31 regional offices in 17 countries – ensuring that students and their advisors receive outstanding service supported by customer-focused processes, all enabled by the latest technology.

His time as an international student in Taiwan in 1990 and his long experience of living and working in China gives him an unparalleled perspective of the support needed by young people studying far from home, as well as a deep awareness of the value of studying overseas – all of which, he says, are vital to him in his role today.

Steven has built his career in counselling international students and developing the systems, processes and management structures which enable institutions to recruit at scale and to deliver services and experiences which international students, their families and their representatives expect.

After university where he studied Chinese and German, Steven worked for the Anglo-Taiwan Education Centre in Taibei. There he honed his Chinese language skills and helped to establish a body to promote education in the UK that resulted in a transformation in the number of students travelling from Taiwan from 38 to 2,500 per year.

Since then he has held senior management roles within the British Council and with Study Group as their Regional Director for China before founding INTO with John Sykes and Andrew Colin.

Fundamental to his success, he says, has been a focus on being, “available on the spot on a day to day basis – as this is vital in order to develop a deep understanding of the market and establish strong relationships.”

His ambition? “Ultimately I want INTO and our partners to become completely synonymous with the world’s best student experience. I want us to become the benchmark by which others working in the recruitment and support of international students measure their performance.”

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Anmar Kawash

Group Chief Operating Officer & EVP UK
Anmar brings more than 20 years of financial and operational experience to INTO, having worked in the UK and the US for Fortune 500 and medium-sized companies across the investment banking and telecommunications, media and technology sectors.

He is an experienced  Chief Operating Officer (COO) with a proven operational track record of working across different cultures, countries and business models; a background in investment banking; and strong business development credentials.

Anmar;s most recent role was as founder, owner and Managing Director at Global Media Advisory - an executive advisory firm in the media, digital, telecom and technology space. During that period, he was board advisor and acting COO of a start-up technology company Byyd Tech (previously Adfonic), which operates in the fast-growing sector of mobile programmatic advertising.

Anmar also acted as strategic advisor at Wasserman Media Group, and chairman at DRG. Previous senior roles were as COO at STV Group plc and FBC Media and MD at Channel 4. He also held director roles at UBS and Verizon.

Anmar’s areas of specialism and experience are in operational turnaround and in managing growth in fast-growing sectors. Anmar holds an MBA from the American University, Washington DC and a BA in Quantitative Economics from Tufts University, Boston MA.

Anmar is married with three children, holds both British and American citizenship and is fluent in Arabic. His hobbies are golf and swimming.

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Jon Holmes

Chief Financial Officer
Jon has over 20 years’ experience of leading strategic change, delivering operational excellence and building high performing teams.

Jon's most recent role was as Finance and Strategy Director at Virgin Holidays, where he led teams of up to 200. During his ten years with Virgin, Jon helped the company achieve record profits, supported the opening of over 100 new retail stores and facilitated the replacement of all major systems.

Prior to this, he worked as head of finance at TUI Travel, and from 1998 to 2004 was employed in a variety of roles at Avios, British Airways Plc, culminating in head of finance.

After gaining a First Class degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Nottingham, Jon trained with PWC and KPMG qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1997 and has been a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants since 2012.

Jon’s strong international experience, particularly of the US market, will be very useful to him at INTO. “I really enjoy working in an entrepreneurial environment, and am happy to be working with everyone here to help INTO grow and flourish in such an exciting, fast-moving market,” he says. 

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Lorraine Slattery

Chief People Officer
Lorraine works with the HR team to ensure that we continue to put our people at the heart of everything we do as we grow and develop. She is also responsible for leading the INTO Giving team.

She joined INTO from Kuoni Global Travel Services, where she was senior vice president and chief human resources officer. Throughout her career, Lorraine has led on a variety of major change management, talent development and human resources information projects.

Lorraine holds an MA in Modern and Mediaeval Languages from Newnham College, Cambridge and is a highly skilled global HR and communications leader with extensive global experience, having lived in Europe and the United States and worked extensively across Asia and the Middle East. 

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Andy Fawcett

Chief Technology Officer
Andy is responsible for INTO’s technology and information systems.

He joined INTO from global education and publishing company Pearson where he was for five years responsible for the provision of technical solutions to deliver digital education products.

Prior to this, he was global chief information officer for Hays - a recruitment business with operations in over 30 countries. During his five years there, he set up a new digital channel for recruitment agents and introduced systems to enable the rapid expansion of their international operations. He also spent 10 years as a management consultant with the consulting company Accenture.

Andy’s educational background includes a Chemical Physics degree from the University of Bristol in the UK, an executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management in the United States and a selection of professional qualifications from the INSEAD business school in Paris. 

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Amy McGowan

Chief Operating Officer, North America
Amy was instrumental in the development of INTO’s first US partnership, INTO Oregon State University, serving as its first employee and later its center director.

Her career in international education began with teaching English as a Second Language in the US and Japan. Previously, she worked 10 years with Embassy CES, part of Study Group, serving as academic director, center director and west coast manager.

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Bridget White

Chief Operating Officer UK/Europe
Bridget has over 20 years’ experience in the higher education sector, and a strong background in management, leadership, international student services and welfare & international admissions.

Bridget has worked with INTO since 2005, during which time she has overseen the initial set up and implementation of the UK INTO centres, as well as the establishment of the Admissions and Application Processing functions in Brighton and San Diego.

Bridget has also acted as start-up director in the majority of INTO’s joint ventures and established the Student Services operation for INTO China. In addition, she has been heavily involved in setting up our immigration compliance function.  

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Jon Baskerville

General Counsel and Commercial Law Consultant
Having acted for INTO since its establishment in 2006, Jon joined INTO as General Counsel based in the Head Office where he continues to advise the company and works on the structuring and implementation of its joint ventures with its university partners.

Jon is an experienced corporate lawyer. Having trained and qualified with Lovells in London he spent 11 years in private practice specialising in mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and joint ventures.

INTO people are exceptional, multicultural, international and talented, with many decades of higher education and private sector experience. More than 1,800 INTO colleagues communicate in 20 or more languages, sharing a common purpose to build the world’s finest higher education public-private partnering organization.

Key to our diversity is the convergence of executives and advisors from leading academic and private sector organizations around the world. In short, we are our own public-private partnership.

Those organizations include: the University of Exeter, Yale University, University of Birmingham, Columbia University, University of East Anglia, University of Kansas, California State University system, University of Sheffield, the British Council, AT&T, MGM Studios, The Washington Post, Gartner Group, Pfizer, KPMG, Allen & Overy and Hogan Lovells.

Leadership team add

INTO people are exceptional, multicultural, international and talented, with many decades of higher education and private sector experience. More than 1,800 INTO colleagues communicate in 20 or more languages, sharing a common purpose to build the world’s finest higher education public-private partnering organization.

Key to our diversity is the convergence of executives and advisors from leading academic and private sector organizations around the world. In short, we are our own public-private partnership.

Those organizations include: the University of Exeter, Yale University, University of Birmingham, Columbia University, University of East Anglia, University of Kansas, California State University system, University of Sheffield, the British Council, AT&T, MGM Studios, The Washington Post, Gartner Group, Pfizer, KPMG, Allen & Overy and Hogan Lovells.

Leadership team

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Andrew Colin

Founder and Owner
Andrew Colin is the founder/owner of INTO University Partnerships. He provides the leadership and vision which has helped INTO to develop partnerships with leading universities across three continents.

Andrew combines a strong entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for education and international student mobility. 

Back in 1981, while studying law at the London School of Economics, Andrew launched his first company - providing Apple-sponsored computer courses for schoolchildren.  

In 1990, he founded and directed Study Group, which, under his leadership, became a major force in international pre-university education with centres established throughout the United Kingdom, United States, Australia and New Zealand.

In 2005, Andrew founded INTO University Partnerships, with the aim of transforming the international student experience and helping leading internationally-focused universities to expand access and improve student mobility.

Since its establishment, INTO has delivered world-class educational experiences to international students through joint venture partnerships with leading universities across the UK, the US and China.

In May 2013, Andrew received the prestigious Global Leadership Award from the University of South Florida in recognition of his contribution to international education.

X

John Latham

Chief Executive Officer
John leads the strategic development of INTO and has a key focus on innovation and growth.

He has 17 years of Board level experience in universities, colleges and private education businesses as well as experience across the domestic, international, state-funded, for-profit and private equity sectors. 

John spent five years in management roles at the University of Manchester, eight years at the University of Liverpool (where he was their first COO), three years as CEO & principal of Cornwall College, five years as vice president, International Business Development at Laureate and the past two years as president and CEO of the University of Law.

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John Sykes

Co-Founder and Executive Vice President North America
John has over 20 years’ experience in the higher education sector and has a strong background in corporate finance.

As one of INTO’s founding directors, John has been a lynch-pin in the development of every Joint Venture.

After graduating from Brighton University, John joined leading accounting firm KPMG, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and gained significant experience in the corporate finance arena. John then joined a corporate finance practice in Sussex where he led many small- and medium-sized investments in London and the South East, eventually becoming a partner.

From 1995 to 2003, John was Finance Director of Study Group, where he formed a strong working relationship with founder Andrew Colin and played an instrumental role in growing the business, overseeing its acquisition by The Daily Mail Group in 1999, and helping to expand operations into Australia, the USA and Canada.

In 2006 John and Andrew established INTO University Partnerships. John has been a Director and Board Member of the company since inception. In 2012, John led a private placement process culminating in an equity investment from Leeds Equity Partners of £66 million in the group for a 25 per cent stake in the business. This investment completed the first stage of INTO’s funding plans, which are aimed at providing universities with access to significant external capital to fund innovation and capacity building in the higher education sector.

John now focuses on driving business development and supporting operational leadership in order to guide the strategic direction of the company. He attributes INTO’s extraordinary growth trajectory and reputation for academic excellence to robust management, ongoing and substantial investment in learning centres, and a superior global sales and marketing infrastructure.

When he is not travelling to meet new partner institutions or visit INTO’s operations around the world, John lives in Eastbourne, East Sussex, with his wife Denise and three children Michael, George and Olivia.

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Steven Smale

Co-Founder & Chief Market Initiatives Officer
Steven is one of INTO’s founding directors and leads all student recruitment activity for the group.

Fluent in Chinese, Steven is one of the world’s leading practitioners in the management of large, distributed student recruitment networks. Under his leadership, INTO currently attracts more than 12,000 students per year from all over the world to our partners. 

As director of the Global Recruitment Unit, Steven oversees the activities of over 130 staff operating out of 31 regional offices in 17 countries – ensuring that students and their advisors receive outstanding service supported by customer-focused processes, all enabled by the latest technology.

His time as an international student in Taiwan in 1990 and his long experience of living and working in China gives him an unparalleled perspective of the support needed by young people studying far from home, as well as a deep awareness of the value of studying overseas – all of which, he says, are vital to him in his role today.

Steven has built his career in counselling international students and developing the systems, processes and management structures which enable institutions to recruit at scale and to deliver services and experiences which international students, their families and their representatives expect.

After university where he studied Chinese and German, Steven worked for the Anglo-Taiwan Education Centre in Taibei. There he honed his Chinese language skills and helped to establish a body to promote education in the UK that resulted in a transformation in the number of students travelling from Taiwan from 38 to 2,500 per year.

Since then he has held senior management roles within the British Council and with Study Group as their Regional Director for China before founding INTO with John Sykes and Andrew Colin.

Fundamental to his success, he says, has been a focus on being, “available on the spot on a day to day basis – as this is vital in order to develop a deep understanding of the market and establish strong relationships.”

His ambition? “Ultimately I want INTO and our partners to become completely synonymous with the world’s best student experience. I want us to become the benchmark by which others working in the recruitment and support of international students measure their performance.”

X

Anmar Kawash

Group Chief Operating Officer & EVP UK
Anmar brings more than 20 years of financial and operational experience to INTO, having worked in the UK and the US for Fortune 500 and medium-sized companies across the investment banking and telecommunications, media and technology sectors.

He is an experienced  Chief Operating Officer (COO) with a proven operational track record of working across different cultures, countries and business models; a background in investment banking; and strong business development credentials.

Anmar;s most recent role was as founder, owner and Managing Director at Global Media Advisory - an executive advisory firm in the media, digital, telecom and technology space. During that period, he was board advisor and acting COO of a start-up technology company Byyd Tech (previously Adfonic), which operates in the fast-growing sector of mobile programmatic advertising.

Anmar also acted as strategic advisor at Wasserman Media Group, and chairman at DRG. Previous senior roles were as COO at STV Group plc and FBC Media and MD at Channel 4. He also held director roles at UBS and Verizon.

Anmar’s areas of specialism and experience are in operational turnaround and in managing growth in fast-growing sectors. Anmar holds an MBA from the American University, Washington DC and a BA in Quantitative Economics from Tufts University, Boston MA.

Anmar is married with three children, holds both British and American citizenship and is fluent in Arabic. His hobbies are golf and swimming.

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Jon Holmes

Chief Financial Officer
Jon has over 20 years’ experience of leading strategic change, delivering operational excellence and building high performing teams.

Jon's most recent role was as Finance and Strategy Director at Virgin Holidays, where he led teams of up to 200. During his ten years with Virgin, Jon helped the company achieve record profits, supported the opening of over 100 new retail stores and facilitated the replacement of all major systems.

Prior to this, he worked as head of finance at TUI Travel, and from 1998 to 2004 was employed in a variety of roles at Avios, British Airways Plc, culminating in head of finance.

After gaining a First Class degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Nottingham, Jon trained with PWC and KPMG qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1997 and has been a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants since 2012.

Jon’s strong international experience, particularly of the US market, will be very useful to him at INTO. “I really enjoy working in an entrepreneurial environment, and am happy to be working with everyone here to help INTO grow and flourish in such an exciting, fast-moving market,” he says. 

X

Lorraine Slattery

Chief People Officer
Lorraine works with the HR team to ensure that we continue to put our people at the heart of everything we do as we grow and develop. She is also responsible for leading the INTO Giving team.

She joined INTO from Kuoni Global Travel Services, where she was senior vice president and chief human resources officer. Throughout her career, Lorraine has led on a variety of major change management, talent development and human resources information projects.

Lorraine holds an MA in Modern and Mediaeval Languages from Newnham College, Cambridge and is a highly skilled global HR and communications leader with extensive global experience, having lived in Europe and the United States and worked extensively across Asia and the Middle East. 

X

Andy Fawcett

Chief Technology Officer
Andy is responsible for INTO’s technology and information systems.

He joined INTO from global education and publishing company Pearson where he was for five years responsible for the provision of technical solutions to deliver digital education products.

Prior to this, he was global chief information officer for Hays - a recruitment business with operations in over 30 countries. During his five years there, he set up a new digital channel for recruitment agents and introduced systems to enable the rapid expansion of their international operations. He also spent 10 years as a management consultant with the consulting company Accenture.

Andy’s educational background includes a Chemical Physics degree from the University of Bristol in the UK, an executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management in the United States and a selection of professional qualifications from the INSEAD business school in Paris. 

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Amy McGowan

Chief Operating Officer, North America
Amy was instrumental in the development of INTO’s first US partnership, INTO Oregon State University, serving as its first employee and later its center director.

Her career in international education began with teaching English as a Second Language in the US and Japan. Previously, she worked 10 years with Embassy CES, part of Study Group, serving as academic director, center director and west coast manager.

X

Bridget White

Chief Operating Officer UK/Europe
Bridget has over 20 years’ experience in the higher education sector, and a strong background in management, leadership, international student services and welfare & international admissions.

Bridget has worked with INTO since 2005, during which time she has overseen the initial set up and implementation of the UK INTO centres, as well as the establishment of the Admissions and Application Processing functions in Brighton and San Diego.

Bridget has also acted as start-up director in the majority of INTO’s joint ventures and established the Student Services operation for INTO China. In addition, she has been heavily involved in setting up our immigration compliance function.  

X

Jon Baskerville

General Counsel and Commercial Law Consultant
Having acted for INTO since its establishment in 2006, Jon joined INTO as General Counsel based in the Head Office where he continues to advise the company and works on the structuring and implementation of its joint ventures with its university partners.

Jon is an experienced corporate lawyer. Having trained and qualified with Lovells in London he spent 11 years in private practice specialising in mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and joint ventures.

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  • International students showcase their talents at SLU (pictured left)arrow_drop_up Read the article
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INTO News08 Dec 2017

  • International students showcase their talents at SLU (pictured left)arrow_drop_up Read the article
  • Second INTO Newcastle Architecture Yearbook builds on success of the first arrow_drop_up Read the article
  • Student success at INTO Mason: Mi Pang arrow_drop_up Read the article
  • Newcastle University London MSc students graduate arrow_drop_up Read the article
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