Marnie Watson, Sannam S4
Marnie Watson, Sannam S4

London-based international education services provider Sannam S4 has appointed Marnie Watson as managing director, Australia and New Zealand, to lead the company’s expansion in these markets and establishing its new office in Sydney.

Watson has more than 25 years’ experience in the international education sector, most recently as chief executive, university partnerships at private equity-owned UP Education, # working in and across Asia. She has worked for Study Group based in Vietnam and Singapore, as well as the University of New South Wales in Sydney and Indonesia, giving her experience of managing university partnerships and recruiting students from global sources markets into Australasia, the UK and the US.

Michael Bartlett, global managing director, education at Sannam S4, said: “Marnie is a highly positive and strategic leader in international education, with a wealth of experience in the commercial and education sectors. We see significant opportunity in the Australia-New Zealand region and, with Marnie at the helm, feel well-positioned under her guidance to thrive for years to come.”

Watson added: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to become part of such a reputable and innovative organisation, Sannam S4 is poised to achieve its global goals and I look forward to helping take the company to the next level.”

Sannam S4 stated it is pursuing ambitious strategic growth globally and last month opened an office in Kuala Lumpur and acquired Alumno, a Singapore-based education consultancy.

Date published: 23 March 2021

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