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Kathleen Newcombe is the CEO of the Education and Recruitment Division of the Sarina Russo Group of Companies. This appointment builds on her thirty years of experience in the Higher Education, Vocational Training and Employment sectors both in Australia and the USA. Kathleen also spent three years in leadership roles in the Insurance industry where she successfully managed a Health Insurance business catering to the International Education sector.
Kathleen has held appointments on Federal and State Government Advisory Boards and Industry Associations. She is currently a Director of the International Education Association Australia (IEAA) and a member of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) Queensland State Committee. Kathleen has been active in charitable organisations including a directorship of ACT for Kids, an organisation dedicated to supporting families impacted by abuse and is currently a Director of the Icon Cancer Research Foundation. A passionate advocate for lifelong learning, Kathleen holds qualifications in Education and Business. She has also sought to further her skills and knowledge through professional development programs at Harvard Business School, University of Florida and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.