Damon Ferris is the new Executive Director Global at Southern Cross University - Fisher Leadership

Damon Ferris is the new Executive Director Global at Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University (SCU) sought an outstanding individual to provide leadership and management to the staff and operations of Southern Cross Global, driving excellence in service delivery and enhanced partnerships and relationships that support the University’s strategic plan.

Damon Ferris was selected as the successful candidate, bringing over 11 years’ experience in the international higher education sector.  Damon joins SCU from the University of Newcastle, where he was appointed to his most recent role as Director, International to lead international student recruitment during the pandemic and to spearhead recovery afterwards.  He led transformational change, developing and implementing the International Student Recruitment Plan, which resulted in outstanding growth for 2022 of over 45% above target in terms of student load and revenue.

Damon previously worked for Kaplan China, increasing student numbers and founding a new program of study in partnership with NCUK and the University of Manchester, ensuring ongoing quality assurance and improved operational efficiency, in addition to teaching multiple subjects.


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