Offering world class professionalism, and international eloquence, Wayne founded Yes EDUCATION with over a decade’s working experience and in-depth knowledge of the Australian International Education industry.
Graduated from Charles Sturt University and merited his postgraduate qualification from Swinburne University of Technology, Wayne has sat on various executive positions ranging from management, compliance, and marketing with a number of Australian Education Providers.
Wayne’s ingenious concepts are the brainchild of Yes EDUCATION line of businesses and he is passionate about the potential future and impact of marketing in Australian International Education. He has developed a solid network with major stakeholders in the industry, worldwide Education Agents as well as establishing a global presence for Yes EDUCATION.
Together with Wayne Lim, Joni Tjhin established Yes EDUCATION after having worked in several Registered Training Organisations (RTO) on different roles ranging from Management, Marketing and Academic.
As an experienced and highly dedicated specialist in RTO consultancy, Joni understands the unique requirements in every aspect of running an RTO. He is naturally proficient in providing assistance on setups, support, and advice over matters concerning RTO operations within Australia. His extensive knowledge of the RTO industry and advanced mindset have proven to be the drive behind Yes EDUCATION.
Business Development Manager (Asia Pacific)
Passionate about global connection and experiences, Bo O’Brien is a professional with several years experience working and living across Asia. Bo has spent many years in various account service, client relation and marketing roles across the globe, particularly in Shanghai where he has learnt and become fluent in Mandarin.
A former student of both the University of Sydney and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Bo has a nuanced understanding of international education, including the unique challenges faced by and opportunities presented to international students. Bo’s time as President of the Australia-China Youth Association has put him in contact with countless international students, who he has helped seek out the best experiences during their time abroad.
It is Bo’s hope to bring this drive, enthusiasm and experience to provide his clients with a reliable and accurate understanding of the Australian education landscape.
Regional Marketing Manager (Indonesia)
Intan commenced her career in 2008 as Public Relations and Marketing Communication officer for Television and Media Company. After kicking off her career in education industry back in 2012, she discovered her passion and dedication in it.
Working and living in Australia and Indonesia has given Intan immense exposure of both worlds, she has great interpersonal skills and engaging communication techniques that are very crucial in dealing with multiple personalities. More importantly, her positive and can-do attitude are the key in assisting her clients achieving their goals successfully.
Regional Marketing Manager (South China)
Having been working in international education field since 2009, being sophisticated in admission and visa application (Australia, U.S., U.K., Canada and New Zealand), with deep understanding on students’ psychological needs, Michelle LI insists on the mission of being the Dream Carrier for ambitious students, helping them with inspiring their advantages, changing their destiny and earning a promising future by firstly selecting and entering appropriate overseas universities, in the hope of cultivating their critical thinking and independent mind, as well as broadening their horizon with various and professional knowledge.
Long-time interaction with clients of different backgrounds plus over 8 years relevant working experience bring Michelle a keen perspective and particular feeling toward this field. With attributes of good anti-pressure, integrity, strong logic capability and coordination skills, Michelle expects to provide professional and targeted advice for students, establish mutually beneficial cooperation with partner agents, and maintain harmonious relationship with education providers.
Regional Marketing Manager (North China)
Jason holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nottingham and a master’s degree from the University of Sydney, so he fully understands the system and characteristics of education in the UK and Australia. Jason has been studying in Australia for many years, and his two years of working experience in a Sydney real estate investment company have enabled him to have strong interpersonal skills.
Jason has a keen interest in the cooperation and communication between China and Australia education, and he also hopes that more Chinese parents and students can gain a better understanding of Australian education gradually.
Marketing Specialist (Sydney)
After finishing the higher education of business & management, Kelly started her career in an advertising company. She has been in Sales and Marketing roles for many years including a Shanghai based Oil and Grain Company where her enthusiasm and hardworking traits launched her career from a Sales Consultant to a high profile role of a Marketing Director. Since then, she has continuously developed her skillset and decided to undertake the Marketing Specialist role for Yes EDUCATION. Kelly believes that the most important and universal challenge in marketing is to establish outstanding relationship with clients and meeting their demands in a timely manner regardless of which industry she’s in.
Administrative / Marketing Manager
During Kiki’s study at the University of Tasmania (Major in Master of Professional Accounting), she gained valuable industry experience interning with Unicorn Accounting Outsourcing Firm before deciding to pursue a career in the Education and Migration industry.
Having worked in this industry since May 2017, most recently as an Education Counselor at one of the Education & Migration Agent in Tasmania, Kiki has successfully assisted Registered Migration Agents to prepare and lodge hundreds of successful visa and skills assessment applications. She understands fully the nuances of the immigration process and is dedicated to cater to her clients’ individual needs, ensuring stress-free experience and positive outcome for all.
Kiki joined our team in 2019 as our administration and marketing manager. Her extensive administrative experience is invaluable to provide administration support for our Global team members as well as clients of Yes Education.
Regional Marketing Executive (Indonesia)
Joy Abraham holds a Bachelor of Business degree majoring in Accounting and sub majoring in Marketing from University of Technology Sydney in 2016. After university she commenced her career as Customer Relations and Contact Centre Assistant in one of lead retail company in Australia. Having been studying, living and working in Australia for several years, have enabled Joy to have a strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Joy has decided to continuously develop her skills and knowledge by undertaking Yes EDUCATION’s Regional Marketing Executive role for Indonesia. She aims to deliver proficient services to assist not only our students, but also to the Education Agents and Education Providers in Indonesia.
Michelle Wu received her master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Newcastle in Australia in 2012. She had accumulated nearly 8 years of study and work experience in Australia before returning to China. Therefore, she is very familiar with Australia’s education system (including primary and secondary schools, undergraduate and postgraduate), work environment, as well as various immigration policies. She has been engaging in HR related work, the experience of which can help her to handle all kinds of study abroad or immigration cases patiently and carefully.
Michelle Chen has worked in the international education industry for many years and plays an integral role in the team with her wide-ranging abilities. Over the years working as an English teacher, education provider marketing representative and administration manager, she has grown into a confident leader and exerts positive energy on the team. In addition, her rich amount of experience in student recruitment, school applications and
communications skills has proven to be indispensable for Yes Education as it plans to grow in the Greater China region.
Victor (MARN 1802400) holds Master of Applied Linguistics from the University of Queensland, Master of Professional Accounting from Macquarie University and Graduate Certificate of Migration Law and Practices from Australian National University. Having stepped into the migration industry for five years, Victor is experienced with different kinds of migration pathways (skilled, employer-sponsored, investment, family etc.) as well as a lot of temporary visas (student, visitor, temporary work, entertainer, specialist etc.).
Before entering the migration industry, Victor was an ESL teacher at EF Education, the world’s largest ESL training provider. Having been helping students from all over China, he understands how important it is to be sufficiently informed and advised regarding migration and visa matters even before students have made their selection on their education programs so that they can be well prepared for the future migration applications and avoid any un-preferred visa issues.
Jason (MARN 1805929, PIER QEAC: N571) holds Bachelor of Professional Accounting from Macquarie University, Master of Science from University of Wollongong and Graduate Certificate of Migration Laws and Practices from Australia National University. Prior to entering the education and migration industry, Jason worked as an accountant in different multinational companies for four years. This trained Jason as a detail-oriented person. It also gives Jason the capacities and experiences in dealing with clients from different culture backgrounds and enhance his ability to meet client’s requirements. After working in education and migration industry over three years, Jason helps hundreds of clients to obtain the visa they needed. He gains a lot of experiences in dealing with different visa streams, from temporary visas such as student visa, visitor visa, temporary working visa to permeant visas such as skilled migration visas, state nomination visas, employer nomination visas, family visas and investment visas.
Regional Marketing Manager (Melbourne)
Passionate and experienced in premium customer relationship management with more than 7 years of experience across various leading retail and banking institutions. She is articulate, polished and professional in providing and maintaining excellent relationships with educational partners, business partners and students.
Elena completed VCE at Presbyterian Ladies College and graduated with double-degrees in Bachelor of Commerce and Arts at The University of Melbourne. Being a former young student migrating from Malaysia to Melbourne, she understood the difficulties and challenges with studying abroad. She thrives to transition her great interpersonal skills and personal experience to help make education more accessible and transparent globally.
Regional Marketing Manager (Malaysia)
Cathy graduated with a Bachelors Degree (Hons) in Law external program from University of London in 2011. After university she ventured into business start-up and banking. Her passion in education started when she joined an established Education Group in Singapore and Malaysia. She had more than 5 years working experience in international education student recruitment services and is very familiar with the Malaysian education recruitment services where she further developed her strong
interpersonal and communication skills.
Cathy has decided to continuously sharpen her skills and talent by undertaking Yes EDUCATION’s Regional Marketing Manager role for Malaysia. Her passion in providing excellent education services to not only students but also connecting with Education Providers and Education Agents in Malaysia will be greatly rewarding moving forward.
Digital Marketing Coordinator
Emily studies Interactive and Digital Media which expose her into the field of media and computer science. While studying, she found herself as a Freelance PR coordinator for a small start-up and also a Freelance Copywriter for a Digital Marketing Agency with a niche in Education. With that, she has developed a set of skills with social media management, copywriting, Google Adwords and graphic design. Now, she has grown to love digital marketing and is eager to elevate her skills to greater heights with Yes Education. She is determined to increase the awareness of Australian Education amongst millennials through various social media platforms.
Graduated from the University of New South Wales with Master Degree in Design, Vincent has customized many advertisements and propaganda programs for international companies and organizations, including Vivo, Air New Zealand and Education New Zealand. He has been in charge of rebranding projects for famous Chinese companies, including Vanke, Shuhua and etc.
A highly organized, detail orientated and dependable account officer who could apply her accounting knowledge and experience to a diverse range of financial issues and can also work within demanding accounting cycles and to month-end closing deadlines.
After graduating from Alphington Grammar school, Cathy obtained Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and Master of Business from University of Melbourne and Monash University. Her past study and working experience make Cathy have a good understanding of Australian accounting principles and concepts. Cathy is a dedicated accountant who are responsible for managing a number of large clients’ data entry and providing detailed analysis of financial data in Yes Education.
Regional Marketing Manager (Bhutan)
Mr. Ugyen Phuntsho, holding Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Bangalore University, is a highly experienced Education Counsellor who has spent the last 14 years in the education sector. He was the founder of his own company headquarted in Thimpu with a focus on organizing numerous education fairs, events, workshops and conferences related to the education and study abroad industry. He comes to the Yes Education team full of hope and optimism for prospective students, who are choosing to study abroad in record numbers for the high quality of education it offers.
Ugyen is a passionate and diligent leader who has earned great respect from his peers and students in Bhutan, who have credited him with empowering scores of Bhutanese to continue their studies in overseas countries and to return with greater skills to contribute to the modernising of the Bhutanese economy.
Regional Marketing Executive (Bhutan)
Mrs. Phuntsho Choden is an educational consultant who has specialized in school placement and career guidance over the past 14 years in Bhutan. Before her time as an education consultant, Phuntsho was
awarded a Certificate in Counselling Psychology & Career Guidance by Sampurna Montfort College in Bangalore and became certified counsellor by the Ministry of Education – Royal Government of Bhutan.
Her 14 years as a consultant in Bhutan has given her unrivalled knowledge of this niche but growing education market. Phuntsho knows all too well the tangible benefits of studying in overseas countries for Bhutanese students but is also meticulous in ensuring her students are well equipped and prepared before they make the journey and to maximise this rare opportunity abroad.
Regional Marketing Manager (Nepal)
Mr Niranjan Phuyal is an international education advisor and marketing expert, with expertise in Nepal and South Asia. He is an experienced education consultant with a decorated history of working in non-government organisations. He is highly skilled in consulting services in higher education, international student recruitment, strategy development and execution. With a strong conviction to achieve inclusive growth by scaling up the future global manpower and business entities in Nepal, Mr. Phuyal is committed on promoting quality education with Yes Education
Mr. Phuyal has successfully built a wide-reaching network with education providers, agents, public and private sector institutes, professional bodies and associations. He is an efficient business development professional with a Masters degree from Ghent University, Belgium.