Michael Fay

Director and Head - Education Services

Corporate advisors, Asia and Australia.

Michael is a Director and Head of Educational Services at AFG VG. Michael was a co- founder of Insearch Language Centre UTS (1987), Australia's first public private partnership in international education. In 1994 he founded the Australia Centre Medan, North Sumatra which will had its 25th anniversary in 2019. www.acmedan.com. He is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Technology Sydney UTS and was on the Board of the Australia Indonesia Business Council (AIBC) 2015-2019.

Michael works across all education sectors with a regional focus on ASEAN including Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia as well as a country focus on India. Clients have included Study NSW on transnational delivery of VET; the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) on their ASEAN Strategy. TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) and TAFE NSW in relation to Skills Training in Indonesia under the Indonesia Australia Vocational Education Leadership Training program (IA-VELT).Currently AFG provides strategic education sector advisory to Ramsay Sime Darby Healthcare in Malaysia and ASEAN , the Northern Territory Government on VET sector engagement with Indonesia and the University of Wollongong.

In 2018 with seed funding support from the Australian Government's Australia ASEAN Council (AAC) Michael co-convened the inaugural ASEAN Australia Education Dialogue (AAED) in Penang Malaysia (March 21-23) attracting delegates from every state and territory of Australia and 9 of the 10 ASEAN nations. This was an associated event with the ASEAN Australia Leaders Summit in Sydney (March 2018). www.aseanaustraliadialogue.com

The second AAED was held in UNESCO World Heritage Georgetown Penang from November 18-20 2019. Following the impact of COVID19,AAED operates on a virtual webinar platform to link the ASEAN and Australian education and skills training sectors and key stakeholders. In 2020 AAED was shortlisted for the coveted "PIEoneer of the Year Award" by PIE International Education News in London.

News & Articles

Aug 19 2018ASEAN is ignored by Australian education providers despite the market’s giant scale

Jun 7 2018ASEAN international education growth lies in-country

Feb 26 2018“Let’s make strategic engagement with ASEAN a priority”

Apr 5 2017AIBC NSW Co-hosts Networking Event for Indonesian Young Tech Entrepreneurs under the Australia Award Fellowships Program

Dec 10 2012Australia & Indonesia: Enduring Friendship, Strategic Partners

Sep 24 2012International Schools Conference a big hit in India

Sep 3 2012Technological Change and The University Experience – Michael Fay, Director and Head of Education Services, AFG Venture Group

Jul 3 2012Education and Training Sector Opportunities in Myanmar – Michael Fay, Director and Head of Education Services, AFG Venture Group

Jun 1 2012Europe, Asia campuses lure more outbound Aussies

Mar 5 2012Myanmar Business Guide


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