APEDU | Team
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Feroz Ali – Founder & Group CEO

Feroz is a dynamic entrepreneur with 20+ years of executive leadership experience in New Zealand and Canada. An experienced director, with governance and advisory roles in both private and public institutions, Feroz also serves as a director on the board of ILAC and British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE).

Mark Worsop – Executive Director Whitecliffe College & CEO Skill NZ

As Executive Director for Whitecliffe, Mark’s initial focus will be on providing leadership for international recruitment, growth of our South Auckland operations and assisting the Whitecliffe board in future acquisitions and expansions overseas. In his other role as Chief Executive for Skill NZ, he will lead a new business/education venture through the forming of a partnership with Skill NZ, with a view to establishing and significantly growing skills training and workforce development provision, across a different range of education fields than Whitecliffe currently provides. Mark has worked in tertiary education for 18 years and has held a variety of senior roles that have included strategic and operational management, international sales, business and product development, and financial planning and management. Mark has more recently been involved in acquisitions, mergers, and new business ventures across Australia/NZ for Up Education. Prior to this, he was Chief Executive at NZMA, where he grew this organisation significantly through new funding, international growth, and mergers and acquisition. In the past four years, Mark was also the Chief Executive for Yoobee School of Design, along with five other PTE’s, and successfully managed the integration of the different cultures and products while also securing a highly confident, highly confident Category 1 EER rating for NZMA at the end of 2017.

Ron Malo – Chief Financial Officer

Ron brings 25 years of financial and management expertise. Throughout his career, he has managed the finances of companies in various business sectors, from manufacturing and distribution, to entertainment and leasing.  He has been influential in governing their growth and capitalization, as well as fostering change and innovation.  In addition to directing the firms’ finances, Ron is tasked in guiding and advancing APEDU’s portfolio of companies, by identifying progressive and expansion opportunities.

We advise on school acquisitions, sales, mergers, and also act for investors and sellers in the education sector.