Ms Helen Zimmerman

Ms Helen ZimmermanHelen has worked in leadership roles in Australian public and private education for 40 years.

Ms Zimmerman joined the NSW Skills Board as a Board Member in December 2018.

Helen is also chair of the Australian Government’s Tuition Protection Service Advisory Board, a member of the Jobs for NSW Board, and a non-executive director of Catalyst Education Pty Ltd.

She is a member of the ABCN Foundation board, an Honorary Senior Fellow of the LH Martin Institute of the University of Melbourne and chair of Melbourne University’s Language Testing Research Centre Advisory Board.

Helen is a former President of the International Education Association of Australia, and past board member and chair of the Australian Business and Community Network.  From 2015 to March 2018 she was a member of two state government international education advisory boards.

For the last 13 years Helen held executive roles with Navitas Ltd, an Australian top 200 Company and global education provider.  Prior to joining Navitas Helen was the Managing Director of the ACL group of companies, the largest private provider of English language education in Australia.

In 2010 Helen was one of five national finalists for the award of Leading CEO for the Advancement of Women.   In 2017 she 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.

Ms Zimmerman holds a Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) Hons from the Australian National University, post-graduate diplomas in Education and Adult Education, and a Diploma in Company Directorship. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.