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Reach a specific team member using their details below. If you have a general query, you can contact our office via:

P: +61 3 8628 2500

E: partnership@open.edu.au

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  • The ideal product and service for you.
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Meet the team

Sebastien von Gossler

Strategic Partnership Manager

Sebastien is a very energetic and engaging professional, who has a genuine interest in supporting education providers in taking their courses to market.

Having worked for over a decade in the education industry— from ELICOS to VET and higher education—Sebastien loves having robust discussions with people from across the sector around trends and opportunities that will ultimately deliver business results and student outcomes.

Of a diverse European background, Sebastien has studied and worked in Spain, Germany and Australia and has gleaned insights into how other countries approach and make education accessible to students. It’s these insights that have shaped how Sebastien’s advises universities on opportunities in the online education space.

Joining Open Universities Australia in 2018, Sebastien has been a significant contributor to the growth of Australian universities represented on our marketplace.

Lucy Ayers

Key Account Manager

Lucy joined Open Universities Australia in 2018 with over 15 years’ experience working in senior partnership and development roles across the higher education sectors in both the UK and Australia.

Lucy is passionate about helping every Australian achieve their career and life ambitions, which is evident through her commitment to the work she does with universities—supporting them in offering as many study options as possible to students across Australia.

As a key account manager here at Open Universities Australia, Lucy uses data and insights to guide strategic conversations with her university partners to help identify gaps and recognise opportunities. She focuses on helping her partners grow their online portfolios on our marketplace.

Most of Lucy's university partners are based along the east coast, and they all share one thing in common: their presence on our marketplace is modelled around sound strategic advice to ensure the best outcomes for all parties.

Kym Wyatt

Key Account Manager

Kym recently joined Open Universities Australia with an extensive background in providing online learning solutions to institutions across Australia.

With over 13 years’ experience in learning and development consulting across a range of industry sectors, Kym has a deep-rooted knowledge of the higher education space from years of partnering with clients to lead institution-wide educational technology solutions.

Kym is, and has always been, passionate about improving educational outcomes through online learning within the sector. He works closely with our university partners to understand the objectives and  constraints associated with online program and student enrolment growth. This allows him to come up with solutions that ensure the best outcome for both students and universities alike.

David Cummings

Head of Partnerships

E: david.cummings@open.edu.au

Lee Coats

Partner Growth Lead

M: lee.coats@open.edu.au

About Open Universities Australia

Open Universities Australia is the country's number one destination for online tertiary education. We help students explore, choose and enrol in thousands of online courses from leading universities.

As a not-for-profit organisation, we have our students’ best interests at heart. We’re here to champion everyone who wants to learn.

This approach has allowed us to become the most recognised online education brand in Australia.

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