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Sue Blundell steps down from English Australia

After 12 years as Executive Director, Sue Blundell has announced her intention to step down from her role in September 2015.

Marc Weedon-Newstead, Chair of the Board of English Australia, said that Ms Blundell had provided strong leadership to the association in its representation and support of the English Language Sector.

“All who are involved in international education will be well aware of Ms Blundell’s outstanding contribution, not only to the English language sector but to the industry as a whole during her 12 years as Executive Director of English Australia.”

Ms Blundell said she had no regrets regarding her time at the association.

“Stepping into this role all those years ago was one of the best decisions I have made in my career. I have worked with some wonderful people both in Australia and within the language travel industry globally during my time at English Australia and will miss the passion of those involved,” she said. “I wish English Australia continued success in the important work that it undertakes on behalf of the English language sector.”

According to Mr Weedon-Newstead, Ms Blundell’s extended notice was typical of her ongoing commitment to the role and care for the association as a whole. Ms Blundell hoped the timeframe would mean a suitable candidate could be found and trained within minimal impact on the running of the association.

“Given the high profile of English Australia as the peak body for the English language sector of the international education industry, the Board is confident of attracting suitable candidates for this challenging and rewarding role,” said Mr Weedon-Smith.

Although English Australia will not begin looking for a new Executive Director until early next year, Associations Forum maintains a job board, which specialises in association jobs and can be found here.

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