Bronwyn has worked for over 20 years in Higher Education with the majority of her career spent at the University of New England, Armidale. She has held positions in the Vice-Chancellor’s office, Secretariat, Residential Colleges, Alumni, Student Services and various Schools and Faculties. For the last 10 years she has worked as the Manager, International Services and Compliance in the International Office. Her role focuses on providing services and monitoring welfare and related compliance for international students; and, her interest centers on ensuring all students receive the education they were told to expect and that the Institution provides a safe, welcoming and fair environment in which to live and study. Bronwyn has been a member of ISANA for 9 years and took on the role of President in December 2017. Her hobbies include travelling and 70’s music.
Brett J Lyon has more than 20 years in education. He spent his early career teaching primary school and English in Australia, Britain and Switzerland in the International School system. Since then he has been a deputy head teacher, project manager, curriculum and course developer, policy writer, student services manager, assistant registrar and is currently quality and compliance manager for a non-profit RTO. He has worked in early childhood, primary, vocational and higher education as well as for the NSW state government in learning and development. Brett completed his Masters in Education in 2015 and is currently doing a Diploma in Marketing. Brett is very active in social media and uses this to support students online and build supportive communities. Brett commenced as National Communications Manager in 2015 and tweets for ISANA @ISANAnational, he also maintains the ISANA website.
I have been an active member of ISANA for many years and have been current Queensland President for 3 years. I started my experience with International students as a Student Adviser with Charles Darwin University over 16 years ago and have been employed by Griffith University for 12 years, 10 years as Homestay Coordinator. In my role I have experienced many highs and lows as this role is very diverse and involves interacting with students, families, agents and both internal and external community sectors.
ISANA has provided me with the opportunity to interact with many people from different sectors, develop my skills and also create lifelong friendships.
Terry started as chemistry teacher before moving into a pastoral care role. Currently he contributes to international student chaplaincy at Massey University, Palmerston North; consultancy as immediate past National Director for International Student Ministries of NZ (ISM NZ); and Asia Pacific regional facilitation for the Lausanne movement’s ISM Global Leadership Network. This latter role is advisory in nature, influencing and facilitating capacity building and development of services and leadership in international student missions and pastoral care initiatives. Terry’s interests include development and research involving international students and migrants, and professional development in international education arena where he is currently the President of ISANA NZ.