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
Astrid Lewerissa is an education specialist who has been involved in the industry since her days studying a MBA at Charles Sturt University, Sydney. During this time, Astrid worked as an education counsellor at one of the biggest education agents in Australia. Since completing her Masters, she devoted her time in building a local agency from relative obscurity into a reputable one in a very short amount of time.
Her 3 years of hard work and high productivity earned her a position at a local education provider where she continued to excel in this industry.
Her 9 years working with some of the most sought after education providers in areas such as compliance, admission, recruitment and student services has given her a rich amount of experience in this industry that others would certainly wish to obtain.
Having this wealth of experiences and knowledge, Astrid joins Yes Education in hoping to assist its clients with great customer service.
Regional Marketing Executive (Sydney)
Johnathan received his Bachelor’s Degree from The Pennsylvania State University at University Park. He has full understanding of international education and knows about the challenges and opportunities faced by international students.
Having been studying and living in Australia and USA for many years, and combined with his two-year’s working experience in financial markets in Singapore, Johnathan possesses strong interpersonal skills. He has a unique perspective towards international education and he is willing to make his own efforts to carry forward.
Regional Marketing Executive (East China)
After receiving Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in Canada, Elise came back to China and started her career in an Australian education consulting company for two years. In these two years, her job is to facilitate the operations of 4+0 and 2+2 China-Australia joint programs, and help students apply for Australian universities, arrange their accommodations and provide student visa application support. After two years’ working experience, she has acquired comprehensive knowledge and deep insights into overseas study in Australia. For different students, she can always provide the most suitable solutions and most update-to- date overseas study information to them.
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.