Dr. Frances Tsakonas is the Director of RITE Education Associates and the President of ISN Global (International Students Network).
She has over 35 years experience in international education. Frances has worked for governments, advising on education reform, non-governmental organisations and private education providers around the world, as well as for international organisations such as the World Bank, the OECD, the EU, the European Training Foundation and the British Council. Frances was born and raised in Australia where she completed her primary and secondary schooling, and then continued her studies in Greece, the US, the UK and The Netherlands. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from The American College of Greece, a Master of Education in Bilingual/Multicultural and Special Education from Lesley University USA, a Graduate Diploma in Institutional Management and Change in Education from the University of Twente in the Netherlands, a Post-Master's Certificate of Advanced Studies in Education from the Graduate School of Education of Harvard University USA, a Certificate in Public Administration from JFK School of Government of Harvard University, a Certificate in the Management of Lifelong Learning from the Graduate School of Education of Harvard University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Education Internationalization from the Institute of Education, University of London, UK.
Frances is currently pursuing graduate studies in entrepreneurship, strategy and change management at Oxford University Said Business School.