PROFESSOR JUSTIN BEILBY
VICE PRESIDENT PEOPLE AND TALENT
Hugo Contente formally joined Torrens in February 2018. Hugo holds a degree in psychology from Universidade de Lisboa, and an MBA from AESE / IESE – one of the leading business schools in Portugal. Hugo joined Laureate in 2011 as HR Director for Portugal, following a successful career in HR consultancy, focused on a range of training and development initiatives. In 2014 Hugo moved to Madrid, where he led the Student Services Department for Spain and Portugal, before becoming Vice President, Human Resources in 2016. In early 2017, Hugo transitioned to the role of Organizational and Talent Development Director for Laureate across Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific.
Hugo brings a great deal of practical experience having led Student Services and Human Resources for Laureate in Spain and Portugal, along with a great sense of humour, a naturally collaborative approach, a deep commitment to our mission, and an appreciation of balancing business needs with student outcomes.
GROUP DIRECTOR, GOVERNANCE, STRATEGY & RISK
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Fabrizio joined Torrens as Chief Operating Officer from his previous role as CEO Laureate Italy, where he also led Laureate’s Milan-based design institutions, NABA and Domus Academy. Fabrizio has twenty years of experience in international marketing and general management in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods sector. He began his career in the commercial field in Italy, and has worked in senior management positions in France, Spain, the United States and Canada. Prior to joining Laureate, Fabrizio was General Manager of Colgate Palmolive in Europe. Fabrizio is responsible for the following operations of the business:
- Customer Experience
- Student Administration
- Product Innovation
- Information Technology
- Domestic Sales
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
General Manager, Hospitality
General Manager, Health
General Manager, Business, ELICOS & International
Mark is responsible for the business direction of the Business vertical, international student recruitment and admissions, student exchange and trimester abroad programs, as well as establishing and nurturing international pathways within the Laureate network, particularly in the AMEA region. Mark is involved in liaison with our offshore recruitment hubs and potential in country delivery options for Torrens globally, as well as dual qualifications and possible joint programs.
General Manager, Design
His career highlights include being the creator and leader of the highly successful GlobalPlus alliance of Air New Zealand, Bank of New Zealand, and Telecom. He also conceived and led the world’s first entry by a bank into the retail telecommunications and energy markets for LloydsTSB. In 2009 when appointed as the CEO of M&C Saatchi he became the first digital leader to take over the helm of a major advertising agency in New Zealand.
He is the founder of the Digital Leadership Group, and is passionate about the need for businesses to adapt to the emerging digital economy.
GENERAL MANAGER, EDUCATION AND CORPORATE AFFAIRS
Prior to joining Laureate in 2014, Adam worked for 15 years in education and philanthropy in Australia, holding positions which included CEO of the Foundation for Young Australians, CEO of Education Foundation Australia, Chair of the Commonwealth government’s Family School Community Partnership Bureau, Board Member of the Australian Council of Educational Research, and Advisor to the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority, Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership, Principals Australia Institute and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In addition to this, Adam was a regular commentator on education related issues for Australian media outlets.