Barton Carlyle is delighted to announce that Ailsa Lamont joins Barton Carlyle as Associate in Australia. Ailsa has more than 25 years of experience in international education, economic development, and social innovation spanning 60 countries.
For most of this century she has held senior roles at Australian universities; most recently as Pro Vice-Chancellor International and Social Innovation at CQUniversity where she successfully led the bid to become the first Australian university recognised by Ashoka U as a ‘changemaker campus’, a leader in social innovation education.
She has also been executive director at RMIT University in Melbourne where she was responsible for the operation of Australia’s largest international student program, and director at James Cook University in Queensland where she established the full degree recruitment operation and student mobility program. A specialist in strategy development and implementation across all aspects of international student operations, she has built a reputation as someone who delivers sustainable results focused on meeting students’ needs. An active participant in the sector, Ailsa established the Queensland Universities International Directors Forum and was an active member of its national equivalent, the AUIDF, as well as a member of the academic organising committee of the QS Maple Conference in the Middle East.
Trained as an interpreter and translator in Russian and German, Ailsa brings personal insights to her work through her experience as an international student in Germany and the USSR. In 2010, Ailsa was the recipient of an Endeavour Executive Award to Papua New Guinea where she conducted research on the role of education providers in capacity-building in their communities.
Ailsa said: ‘I am delighted to be joining Pamela Barton and her incredibly talented group of associates. What really makes me tick is solving problems and making things work better, so I jumped at the opportunity to be part of such a talented and diverse team that helps clients around the world to solve their problems.’
Barton Carlyle has Associates in Canada, USA, UK and Australia and works with client institutions and organisations, mostly education providers, on challenges ranging from developing strategy, securing growth and managing risk in international education. Pamela noted: “Working with Ailsa is a fantastic opportunity. We look forward to engaging her extraordinary talents, bringing her experience to our best practice approach, helping us to secure successful outcomes for our clients worldwide.”