who we are

informed by transformative knowledge
guided by international experience
empowered by strategic vision

We are a network of the best education experts from around the world adhering to strict quality guidelines and standards. We bring to each and every consultancy project we take on, the best international expertise alongside the best local expertise to ensure that solutions are both locally sound and internationally relevant.

Frances Tsakonas

Frances Tsakonas

Senior Associate and CEO

Frances is an international education expert with over 35 years of experience across all levels of the education system.

Martin Hall

Martin Hall

Senior Associate

Martin is former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Salford and holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge.

Annelie Strath

Annelie Strath

Senior Associate

Annelie has over 20 years of experience in international education and holds a PhD in Education from Stanford University, USA.

Lidia Silveira

Lidia Silveira

Senior Associate

Lidia is a Bilingual Special Education expert with over 45 years of experience and an EdD from Boston University, USA.

Tara Madden-Dent

Tara Madden-Dent

Senior Associate

Tara specializes in cross-cultural preparation of international students and holds a PhD in Educational Leadership.

Myrtha Casanova

Myrtha Casanova

Senior Associate

Myrtha, a pioneer in diversity and inclusion, was nominated Woman for Europe 1996 and Business Leader of Europe 2013.

Evangelos Afendras

Evangelos Afendras

Senior Associate

Evangelos has an illustrious international teaching career spanning 40+ years. He holds a PhD from John Hopkins University, USA.

Yu-Ching Kuo

Yu-Ching Kuo

Senior Associate

Yu-Ching is an educational researcher and holds a PhD from the Institute of Education UK. She represents IIEA in South East Asia.

John A Ikpe

John A Ikpe

Associate

John is an entrepreneur with extensive experience technology innovation. John represents IIEA in Nigeria.

Agron Hajdari

Agron Hajdari

Associate

Agron is a VET and Adult Education expert with extensive EU project experience. He represents IIEA in Kosovo.

Asif Shahzad Khan Saharan

Asif Shahzad Khan Saharan

Associate

Asif has extensive experience in the development sector and project management.

Tayo Adedayo Ayinde

Tayo Adedayo Ayinde

Associate

Tayo is an educational leadership professional. He has extensive experience in teaching and administration.

Arturo Varona

Arturo Varona

Associate

Arturo is an expert in elearning and has extensive experience working in China where he represents IIEA.

Bruno Morche

Bruno Morche

Associate

Bruno is an education researcher and expert in distance education. He represents IIEA in Latin America.

Dimitris Kokkalis

Dimitris Kokkalis

Associate

Dimitri has extensive experience working with the European Commission and on a number of EU policies and programs

Darryl Gauld

Darryl Gauld

Senior Associate

Darryl has significant education experience and holds a DBA in education management. He represents IIEA in Australia.

Emad Oddtallah

Emad Oddtallah

Senior Associate

Emad is a school improvement and leadership expert with extensive experience in the Middle East.

Denis Hyam-Ssekasi

Denis Hyam-Ssekasi

Senior Associate

Denis has extensive experience in business studies curriculum development for higher education.

Subra Parameswaran

Subra Parameswaran

Senior Associates

Subra has extensive experience in educational management, strategic alliances and project management.

Yusuf Mohammad

Yusuf Mohammad

Senior Associate

Yusuf is a social scientist with extensive experience in the social and economic development sectors in India.

Thomas S.Y. Hooi

Thomas S.Y. Hooi

Senior Associate

Thomas is a learning specialist and mind development expert. He holds a DBA and represents IIEA in Malaysia.

Tariq Elhadary

Tariq Elhadary

Senior Associate

Tariq has extensive experience teaching and advising in the Arab Gulf region and is IIEA's representative in the region.

David McKinney

David McKinney

Senior Associate

David is President and Dean of the College of Business at Westcliff University, a US accredited, distance education provider.

Kouame Germain Kprie

Kouame Germain Kprie

Senior Associate

Kouame is IIEA's representative in West Africa. He has extensive experience in educational development.

Maria H. Nadeem

Maria H. Nadeem

Senior Associate

Maria is an educationalist, training consultant and coach specializing in organisational development.

Sanjeev Roy

Sanjeev Roy

Senior Associate

Sanjeev has extensive experience in education, training and lifelong learning. He is IIEA's representative in India.

Peter Merckx

Peter Merckx

Senior Associate

Peter has extensive experience in teacher education and development. He represents IIEA in East Africa.

Abdul Al Lily

Abdul Al Lily

Senior Associate

Abdul holds a PhD from Oxford University in Education and Technology and teaches at King Faisal University in Saudi Arabia.

Iyad Abualrub

Iyad Abualrub

Senior Associate

Iyad is a researcher and practitioner in higher education and is IIEA's representative in Scandinavia.

Prathyuksha Subramanian

Prathyuksha Subramanian

Associate

Prathyuksha is IIEA's energetic and entrepreneurial representative in India.

Raoul Mortley

Raoul Mortley

Senior Associate

Raoul is Pro Vice Chancellor of Bond University in Australia and holds a DLitt from the University of Strasbourg.

Mihaela Tabacaru

Mihaela Tabacaru

Senior Associate

Mihaela is an edu-preneur and researcher in systems modelling in education and how children understand complex systems.

Stephen Lewarne Webber

Stephen Lewarne Webber

Senior Associate

Stephen has extensive experience in systems analysis, reform and institutional development.

Justina Tan

Justina Tan

Senior Associate

Justina is an energetic educator with a doctorate from University College London. She has extensive consulting experience.

Our Associates are the best education and training specialists in the world. They are screened by us to ensure best results and the highest quality of service. All our Associates are trained and accredited in our methodology and are required to abide by our Code of Conduct. All Associates are assessed by our clients under our Quality Assurance of Service scheme.

We have 3 categories of Associates based on their qualifications and years of experience:

  • Senior Associates – normally a Doctorate degree and/or 30+ years of experience
  • Associates – normally a Master’s degree and/or 20+ years of experience
  • Junior Associates – normally a Bachelor degree and/or 10+ years of experience

All our Associates are members of IIEA.

If you are an education/training expert wishing to join IIEA as an associate, please visit our networking and membership division to join and the instructions on sending in your CV and supporting documents.