PROFESSOR JUSTIN BEILBY
Professor Justin was appointed to the role of Vice-Chancellor in January 2015. Justin is focused on driving a major growth phase that includes the development of vibrant academic communities across Business & Hospitality, Creative Technology & Design, and Health & Education verticals, continued development and launch of new programs, national campus expansion and the fostering of innovative research programs.Working in partnership with 75 Laureate Universities, world wide and drawing upon the combined intellectual input of a global academic team it is an exciting and captivating time as the University continues to grow and expand. Justin is Chairing the establishment of a new global research health service partnership with academic colleagues in South America, Spain, United States and Mexico.
Justin has demonstrated experience and skills in research, both clinical and policy related, workforce planning, financial and people management, philanthropic funding, leading major capital programs, leading change programs and governance. Justin is a qualified practising General Practitioner, board member and leader in primary care/general practice reform in Australia over the past 20 years, combined with an extensive senior management career.
VICE PRESIDENT PEOPLE AND TALENT
Hugo Contente formally joined Torrens in February 2018. 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.
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 holds a degree in psychology from Universidade de Lisboa, and an MBA from AESE / IESE – one of the leading business schools in Portugal.
GROUP DIRECTOR, GOVERNANCE, STRATEGY & RISK
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Fabrizio joined Torrens as Chief Operating Officer in 2018 from his previous role as CEO Laureate Italy, where he also led Laureate’s Milan-based design institutions, NABA and Domus Academy. Fabrizio is responsible for Marketing, Customer Experience, Student Administration, Product Innovation, Information Technology, and Domestic Sales. 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.
VICE PRESIDENT COMMUNICATIONS & PUBLIC AFFAIRS
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
GENERAL MANAGER, DESIGN & CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY
Paul comes to the role of General Manager, Design & Creative Technology with more than 23 years of industry, academic, business and leadership experience in the design and creative technology sectors. He has been the Director of Product Innovation at Laureate Australia and New Zealand for the past three years, responsible for implementing product strategy and driving best practice in the online/digital learning experience through product management, new program development and enhancement, while ensuring connectivity and collaboration with Laureate globally. Paul has a deep connection to Laureate’s Design faculty, having worked previously in a number of key roles, including Program Director for Digital Media and Head of Learning and Teaching.
Prior to joining Laureate, Paul’s career in education encompasses international experience across Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Paul was Program Leader, Digital Media at AUT (Auckland University of Technology) for nine years where he was responsible for implementing a wide range of new design courses, coordinating the development of an interdisciplinary program in creative technologies (combining design, media, computing and engineering disciplines), establishing industry advisory groups for digital media and creative technologies, and implementing new postgraduate study pathways in digital media design. He has also worked for The University of London where he implemented new work-integrated learning programs as well as managing programs geared towards part-time and evening access to education for non-traditional student groups at Birkbeck College. Paul has undertaken research in the field of digital interaction and creativity, and his research has been published in the international journal Digital Creativity. Alongside his career in education, Paul worked as a broadcast graphic designer and art director for a range of major television networks including TVNZ, CanWest and Sky, and also as a freelance designer and consultant on broadcast, film and web projects.
GENERAL MANAGER, BUSINESS & HOSPITALITY
GENERAL MANAGER, HEALTH & EDUCATION
VICE PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL
In 2018 Mark was appointed as Vice President, International following his previous roles as General Manager, Business, ELICOS & International and Director of Operations and Strategic Initiatives at Think. Mark is responsible for the business direction of the 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 Think globally.
Mark has been in international education for the last 17 years, primarily in ELICOS and Higher Education and has lived and worked in a variety of overseas and domestic locations.