Rob’s understanding of domestic and international education market dynamics, demand and drivers is unparalleled. Each year, he interviews many thousands of students, academics, employers, and opinion leaders, on behalf of universities, governments, schools, institutions and cooperative organizations around the world.
Rob describes his role as projecting future market demand and testing market potential. Much of the work which he undertakes is in an entirely new space. This calls for thorough project mapping and planning, applied creativity, extensive stakeholder consultation, outstanding communication and interpersonal skills and, a rigorous commitment to quality.
Rob has pioneered numerous first-to-market local and global initiatives and, in the process, acquired a deep understanding of diverse regulatory environments, compliance systems, alternative practices, financial due diligence, and reporting systems.
For three decades Rob has worked in 38 countries on projects for the Australian, British, New Zealand, Canadian and Singapore Governments, all of Australia’s State Governments, many peak bodies, over 90 universities around the world; and, countless colleges, schools and institutions.
Over recent years, Rob has worked on research and strategy to inform mobility, employability, accommodation, national and regional brands, online and market positioning strategies for government agencies, universities and professional associations, as well as campus and program feasibility tests in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Sri Lanka, UAE, Qatar, Thailand, Philippines, Italy, UK, Canada, and South Africa.
Rob has established close and long-term working relations with associates in China, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Japan, UK, Philippines, Italy, Germany, USA, Canada, and Colombia.