“Star athletes don’t play every position and Olympians don’t participate in every event, they specialise.”

Glen Dobbie

Managing Partner 

Glen has over 10 years’ private equity experience with a focus investing in, operating and growing education businesses – this led to the creation of The Education Fund. Glen was formerly at Arowana & Co. During his 8-year tenure, the firm recorded returns of over 40% per annum and an 8.0x cash on cash return for their education division.  

Abhinav is a former Partner at Parthenon Ernst & Young, a global consultancy dedicated to the education sector providing end to end advisory services to education providers, policymakers and investors. Abhinav led teams advising on over 200 education projects with a focus on growth strategy and M&A.

Abhinav Mital

Operating Advisory Board

Tony Mitchener

Operating Advisory Board

Tony has extensive education experience across both government and private education. He has worked as an adviser to an Australian Government Minister, as a diplomat for the Australian Government in Bangkok and Jakarta, General Manager (South East Asia) for the University of New South Wales and for one of Australia's largest training companies and Trade and Investment Commissioner in Indonesia.

Professor Chen Yongming

Academic Board

Professor Chen Yongming is a tenured professor of the East China Normal University and president for East China Normal University European Alumni Association and the dean of Education department in Shanghai Normal University.

Professor Gus Hooke

Academic Board

Gus has worked in international organisations, government at all levels and private industry as an economic advisor. He was employed for 15 years by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and held various professorships at Sogang University (Korea), John Hopkins University (Unlisted States), Edith Cowan University (Australia), University of South Australia and Nottingham University (China).

Professor Jim Jackson

Academic Board

Jim is a senior Academic and has held various senior Academic Board roles across the Asia Pacific; most recently he was the Chair of the Academic Board of KAPLAN Singapore and is an Emeritus Professor of the Southern Cross University.


Eric Wang

Investment Advisory Board

Eric is a senior executive with China Poly Group Corporation –  one of China's largest state-owned investment companies. He is currently, Vice President of China Poly Group and President of Poly International Co., Chairman of China-Africa Development and Investment Co., Chairman of Poly Oil and Gas Holding Co., and member of the Board of Ferrari and Maserati (China) Co.

Simon Moore

Investment Advisory Board

Simon was the founding Managing Director of the Australian Buyout Team of Carlyle Group which manages $178 billion of assets globally. Simon held this role for over 10 years and is currently Chairman of Coates Hire, Non-Executive Director of Megaport and Director of Ulladulla Pastoral Company.

Greg Ruddock

Investment Advisory Board

Greg has 13 years of Private Equity experience and is a founding partner at Ironbridge which manages over $1.5 billion. Prior to joining GPEL in 1999, Greg had twelve years’ operational experience at leading Australian industrial group Wesfarmers and with diversified listed company Avatar, where he was Managing Director of one of its major subsidiaries.

Manny Pohl

Investment Advisory Board

Manny has over 29 years of investment experience and is recognised as one of Australia leading fund managers and entrepreneurs; notably, he founded Hyperion Asset Management in 1996 and grew funds under management to AUD 3.2bn when he sold the business in 2012. Manny also sits on the board of Bond University in Queensland.