Helen Zimmerman

Navitas, Australia

Helen Zimmerman has worked in leadership roles in Australian public and private education for over 40 years. For the last 13 years she held executive roles with Navitas Ltd and prior to that was the Managing Director of the ACL group of companies, the largest private provider of English language education in Australia. She is currently chair of the Australian Government’s Tuition Protection Service Advisory Board and a member of the Victorian and NSW international education advisory boards. Helen is also a member of the Jobs for NSW Board, a member of the NSW State Advisory Council of CEDA, and an Honorary Senior Fellow of the LH Martin Institute of the University of Melbourne. She is a former President of the International Education Association of Australia and past chair of the Australian Business and Community Network. 

In 2000 Helen won the Private Sector Award for the Telstra NSW Businesswoman of the Year. In 2010 she was one of five national finalists for the award of Leading CEO for the Advancement of Women. Last year Helen was awarded the International Education Association of Australia’s Distinguished Contribution Award for a colleague who has led ground breaking initiatives to improve international education in Australia.