The IC Global Partnership’s Consultants (The IC Global Fellows) have extensive knowledge and experience in the field of internationalisation and global engagement in the education sector. We understand the complex, shifting and multiple stakeholder environment that you operate in; that’s our business. But it’s only part of the story, read on to find out more about our passion and dedication.
Let´s work together
When looking for consultancy services, we know that you expect to work with an expert team whose advice, abilities and knowledge you will trust, who will truly understand your issues and needs, and provide best practice and innovative solutions, creative ideas and outstanding results. We can assure you that our IC Global Fellows (our consultants) provide and deliver on all of these and much more. What you may not know is what makes us unique and special and we’re keen to share this with you.
For Education Institutions
We are passionate
You will work with experts who have dedicated their professional lives to the education sector and are passionate about internationalisation and global engagement.
We are value driven
You will find that we care about you, your department, your area and your institution.
We’ve been there
Your challenges and opportunities are ones that we understand. Our consultants have all worked in the education sector for many years, in senior positions and influential roles, leading and delivering impactful results. We know how to listen, contribute and constructively challenge you.
We understand you
We have created a global community of higher education professionals from 62 different countries. Our UK institutional community members alone represent over 235,000 international students in the UK. We listen to our partners’ needs, share best practice, understand the critical issues of now and make global connections happen.
For Education Service Supporters
Your global experts and specialist hub
Our team of experts live, breathe and sometimes even dream of international education. We are committed, passionate and have years of experience in the education sector, in senior positions and influential roles. This includes marketing and communications expertise to help you position your brand and make an impact.
Your global access
We believe in working collaboratively and so by working with us, you will benefit from our large and growing global network of higher education institutions from over 62 different countries. Our UK institutional community members alone, represent over 304,650 international students in the UK. We have extensive international networks and partnerships developed over many years of working in the education sector and we understand your clients and your needs.
Understanding your world
As specialists who have worked in the education sector for many years, we understand the marketplace, the education landscape, your customers and your role within it. That’s because we’ve been there ourselves. Like you, we are passionate about working in internationalisation and global engagement.
Building your business
We believe that a partnership with us will help your business to thrive, whether it is product development, relationship retention or brand enhancement. This is because you will be working with a highly experienced team, with years of specialist knowledge and 100% passion. We love the work we do and proudly get results.
What do we offer?
We provide a full portfolio of consultancy services in the higher education sector through a network of IC Global Fellows, who are leaders and professionals with specialisation in specific areas of internationalisation and global engagement.
Whether you manage a small, growing international team or a large, established institution, we have experience of successfully working with clients in both the UK and international institutions.
Our areas of expertise include
> Change Management
> Geographical Specialisation (countries and regions)
> Bespoke Training
> Mentoring and Coaching
How do we work?
Our IC Global Fellows
A warm welcome from all of us, here at The IC Global Partnership. As an internationalisation and global engagement knowledge hub, we are able to provide you with the advice and expertise to meet all your consultancy needs.
Our IC Global Fellows are well placed to help you because they have either held senior positions in the higher education sector; played influential roles in sector-specific advisory and professional bodies and/or provided consultancy/training/audits within the sector. They have a strong reputation in the higher education sector and have extensive international networks that support the work commissioned. We look forward to meeting you.
She has worked at Koç University for 8 years where she has led Erasmus+ strategic partnership projects on the use of internationalization data for decision making, digital transformation projects that included the use of CRM and online application and marketing monitoring systems, joint research partnership programs, and marketing and recruitment plans for joint Master degrees. She is a founder of the Internationalization of Turkish Research Universities group and contributes as a practitioner researcher to projects related to the role of international students at the national level. Originally from Venezuela, she graduated as an Urban Planner from Universidad Simon Bolivar, and was later a Chevening Scholar at the London School of Economics in the UK (MSc in Development and Environment Studies). Before working in international education, Melissa held sustainability, regeneration and community engagement and Development consulting roles in Spain and the UK.
Charlene has provided support to organisations in the form of chairing advisory boards, non-executive director support and mentoring team members. She has also mentored leaders and members of their team to support them in their career development as well as troubleshoot operational and strategic challenges. The consultancy projects Charlene has delivered typically include projects which have required horizon scanning, competitor analysis and benchmarking, international student recruitment, various aspects of marketing and communications and internationalisation strategy.
As Director of upgrade: career coaching Gin engages with clients to unlock their true talent potential. This involves coaching sessions covering all aspects of career and personal development, career transition guidance, application/interview coaching and leadership development utilising psychometric tools.
Guy has more than 30 years’ experience in international higher education that spans both academic and institutional management and recruitment in both the public and private sector.
Guy started his career as an academic at university. He moved on to senior roles within private providers, becoming academic director for the first embedded pathway college in the UK (HIBT now HIC) and then working for Kaplan. For the last 12 years as a consultant, he has had major contracts with a variety of educational institutions both commercial and public sector, creating strategies for, and delivering, organisational change, growth and development. Guy has managed operations and organisations in a number of countries, as well as the UK, in Nigeria, China, Kenya, Ghana and Uganda. He has overseen the full range of transnational arrangements: from tuition support, through franchise and validation arrangements to dual degree programmes. He has also worked both with independent delivery partners and branch campuses.
Professor Gregory has more than thirty years' experience as an academic and is a Professor of Comparative Sociology, specialising in gender equality and work-life balance. She has a strong senior leadership track record, most recently in the roles of Faculty Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor, Faculty Head of International, Associate Dean International and Associate Head Marketing and Recruitment for multi-disciplinary academic units at Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Salford. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
A linguist by background, Professor Gregory has particular experience of and passion for internationalisation. Skilled at working with diverse stakeholders across cultures and disciplines, she has developed and led internationalisation strategy at home and overseas, creating enterprising and impactful student-focussed and income generating activities globally, and notably in East and Southeast Asia and North America. She has been a Department of International Trade Export Champion and was awarded an MBE for services to export in November 2019.
Barbara is passionate about internationalisation and working with institutions locally and globally to enhance their offer. She has created many innovative strategies and approaches to encourage greater engagement in mobility opportunities and increase international student recruitment. She also has also led on the initiation development and ongoing management of many highly successful transnational higher education and joint-venture partnerships.
His earlier career involved 12 years as an academic at the University of Technology, Kingston, Jamaica and at the University of Surrey. He then spent 9 years in the professional service sector – latterly as an HR Director. Among other projects he was responsible for co-founding and directing for 13 years the (now) Advance HE ‘Top Management Programme (TMP)’. Building on this experience he recently, in 2021, co-authored, with Professor Robin Middlehurst ‘Leadership Transitions in Universities: Arriving, Surviving & Thriving at the Top’ (Routledge).
Tom is an Honorary Senior Fellow in the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education in the University of Melbourne and is also an IC Global Fellow.
Prior to this Judith held various strategic and internationally-focused senior roles within a number of institutions. Her former roles include Deputy Vice-Chancellor International at Middlesex University, Pro Vice-Chancellor External Affairs at the University of Derby, Director of International Strategy and Relations at the University of Birmingham, International Director at the University of Leeds, and Chair of the Board of Directors at NAVITAS UK. At these institutions she provided institutional leadership in internationalisation, marketing and student recruitment, partnership development, transnational education and online learning.
Judith is a Fellow of the HEA and has published widely within the fields of international education, change management, applied linguistics and transnational education.
Sirin is also a professionally trained career coach and since 2017, she has been providing coaching to international education leaders. The consultancy projects that Sirin has delivered typically include projects which require research and recommendations to meet ambitious targets. Sirin specialises in global engagement strategy, student recruitment, international education marketing, effective delivery and management of international partnerships, training and the building of internal capabilities, and always with a focus on internal buy-in for successful creation and delivery of strategies and plans.
Dörte worked for 17 years at the University of Sheffield where she led on international partnership development, implemented the University’s Internationalisation Strategy, and managed student mobility schemes including the Erasmus+ programme, one of the most successful in the U.K. She also worked at the University of Bath and held several positions within public relations, marketing, and arts management.
Dörte studied at the University of Tübingen, Germany, and at Durham University.
Simon is passionate about Latin America and very much enjoys supporting educational institutions to achieve their objectives across Latin America.