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Linda Brown

Laureate Australia & New Zealand

Linda Brown was appointed President of Torrens University Australia and CEO, Laureate Australia and New Zealand in 2014. Linda is a member of Laureate International Universities’ global OPCOM Board, with operational responsibility for 78000 employees, over 70 universities in 29 countries, and a member of the IP board, where she is driving the Internationalisation Strategy.

Linda has 25 years of management experience in the education sector in Australia and the United Kingdom. Her background is diverse, incorporating leadership experience in government, the private sector, social enterprise and education.

Linda is an acknowledged educational leader in the Asia Pacific region. She has represented Australia for six years at APEC Women Leaders’ Conference in Asia Pacific and was identified by Management Today as one of "25 Australian women to watch”.

Her global business and educational experience includes Corporate CEO, Futures Stockbroker; Managing Director, Dartington, UK; and Director of Stoke-on-Trent FE College. Linda was also part of the UK Government's rapid response team for the Further Education Funding Council, utilised to turn around failing colleges, and was part of the UK 'think tank' on education as a global business.