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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: academic@open.edu.au

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Meet the team

Lucy Ayers

Key Account Manager

E: lucy.ayers@open.edu.au

M: + 61 (4) 08 680 317

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.

Key account manager for: Australian Catholic University, Bond University, Griffith University, La Trobe University, University of New South Wales, University of Newcastle, and University of Tasmania.

Chris Ingram

Key Account Manager

E: chris.ingram@open.edu.au

M: + 61 (4) 08 680 317

Chris is what we call an Open Universities Australia lifer. Having experienced the business first as a student himself, Chris now brings that knowledge to his role as a key account manager, where he supports universities in delivering study options for all students.

Joining the business in 2013 from the telecommunications industry, Chris is committed to helping universities understand and then succeed on our marketplace. He has an intimate knowledge of student acquisition, as well as  administration, IT integrations and education delivery.

Chris is deeply passionate about helping Australians from all walks of life access higher education. He works closely with his university partners to ensure they understand how products like open access can help support this.

Key account manager for: Australian National University, Charles Sturt University, James Cook University, Macquarie University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Southern Cross University, Swinburne University, and University of New England.

Kym Wyatt

Key Account Manager

E: kym.wyatt@open.edu.au

M: + 61 (4) 97 317 157

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.

Key account manager for: Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Flinders University, Murdoch University, Notre Dame University, University of Adelaide, and University of South Australia.

Sebastien von Gossler

Strategic Partnership Manager

E: sebastien.vongossler@open.edu.au

M: + 61 (4) 16 882 003

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.

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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