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Professional Staff

Professional Staff


Ms. Lea Dawson
Librarian and Learning Support Advisor

With over 10 years’ experience as an Academic Librarian at a number of universities, Lea has worked with international students from all over the world in a variety of academic and supporting programs. Lea has also delivered information literacy & digital literacy classes, and referencing sessions in face-to-face and online classes, as well as personal meetings to help you find resources to excel in your studies. She looks forward to guiding you through your studies.


Dr. Reem Mohammed
eLearning and IT Support Officer

Reem has extensive experience working in higher education within technology focused roles. She has worked as a Course Coordinator and Lecturer at a number of universities. She works across the school to ensure that our systems are running smoothly, and the online teaching and learning processes are efficient and effective. She works closely with our students in areas of IT support, providing technical support, and solving technical issues as they arise.


Ms. Maxine Brodie
Compliance and Policy Officer

Maxine’s role is to foster a positive culture by managing policies and processes that guide us to do the right thing, to protect students and staff, and to uphold the reputation of Sydney International. Our policies are there for all of us to support our values of integrity, trust and respect and help us to make good decisions. Our processes are here to streamline our work and to improve the quality of service we provide to our students.


Ms. Kelly Wong
Deputy Registrar

Kelly will be able to help you with all your student enquiries. She can assist you with questions about our entry requirements, our additional English language classes, enrolling in subjects, advanced standing, student well-being, and any other questions you may have about studying and living in Australia. Kelly looks forward to meeting you very soon to see you through your journey at Sydney International.


Mr. Jay Gupte
HR Officer

At Sydney International, we aim to give students the best possible experience in both teaching and student services. As the HR Officer, Jay makes sure that our staff members receive fair treatment as we are a workplace of choice. He is able to assist our team with matters of recruitment, induction, orientation, and in developing a good work-life balance. He looks forward to meeting you and helping you achieve the dreams to which you aspire.


Mr. Mark Tanner
Brand Developer

As the Brand Developer here at Sydney International, Mark brings over 30 years of experience in print, graphic design, website design & development, and other skills, such as photography and video production. His goal is to create innovative and compelling Sydney International branded assets, and content that reflects the high standards and values that our students and staff here at Sydney International love.


Ms. Daniella Verde
Student Services Administrative Assistant

As a firm believer in lifelong learning, Daniella has a passion for the education sector. Her main goal is to support you in your studies, and she is keen to welcome all students. She will be one of your first points of contact, ready to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. Through an educational background in studies of foreign languages and TESOL, she has a deep appreciation for our multicultural community.


Urooj Ilyas
Administration Assistant

Urooj’s role is to assist students with all enquiries related to Administration and Payments. She has been working in the Education sector for the past 4 years and has created a strong bond with students of many nationalities which helps her to identify with their day-to-day issues. Studying at Sydney International will give you a competitive edge, develop a vibrant campus lifestyle, and provide opportunities to engage socially and culturally.


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