The PIE Exec Search is an executive search consultancy with unrivalled knowledge and experience of the international education industry.

A sister division of global media brand The PIE News, The PIE Exec Search has over eight years’ experience helping higher education institutions, private education providers and service sector clients around the world with their mid to senior level hiring needs.

Our dedicated and experienced team expertly understand our clients’ needs related to a wide variety of senior, commercial, operational, partnership and marketing roles.

In need of exceptional
new talent?

With an unmatched global network of international education professionals and in-depth industry knowledge, we can take all the stress out of the recruitment process, providing first-class candidates who will help your business or operation flourish.

Speak to an expert:
+44 (0)20 8133 1217

Looking for exciting new
career opportunities?

Thanks to years of experience working in international education, The PIE Exec Search has an exceptional understanding of companies operating in the industry, their diverse staffing requirements and how to meet those needs.

To ensure you hear from us at The PIE Exec Search about new and exciting opportunities in international education, please complete this short form here and upload your CV/resume.


We work with all types of organisations operating within international education and have placed candidates in a broad range of roles across the globe.


  • Universities
  • Language schools
  • Business schools
  • Pathway providers
  • Examination boards
  • Independent schools
  • Event organisers
  • Accommodation providers
  • Professional services companies


  • Managing Director
  • VP International Recruitment
  • Sales - all levels
  • Operations - all levels
  • Marketing
  • Business Development
  • Academic Management


  • USA
  • Canada
  • South America
  • UK
  • Ireland
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • China
  • South East Asia
  • Africa


We work very flexibly according to our clients' requirements, and to their timeframe.

Because we know the ins and outs of what's happening across the international education industry through our news division, our staff have a unique understanding of the challenges and pressures that organisations are facing.

Together with their knowledge of company cultures within the sector, this means we can work openly and honestly with clients and candidates, ensuring we find the best fit for both sides.


I was very impressed with the amazing results of the search which lead to three exceptional clients.

Collaboration from beginning to end was professional and reliable as well as pleasant and congenial. Timely response and engaged commitment made it delight to work with The PIE team. The PIE’s in-depth knowledge really helped to get us the right people.

Britta Baron, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice President (International), University of Alberta

If you're looking to make a career move within the international education sector, The PIE Jobs and The PIE Exec Search are indispensable resources.

Professional, confidential, and a warm interpersonal touch are hallmarks of my PIE Talent experience. The PIE has positions that span the globe - perfect for those of us dedicated to an international career. The entire PIE team is incredibly well connected and an absolute pleasure to work with. I highly recommend their services.

Frank J. Merendino, Director, Business Development and Partnerships, North America - INTO University Partnerships

Their network and reach was impressive across both regions and was far beyond what we could do in-house.

We worked with The PIE to recruit new senior manager roles within our recruitment team to be based offshore in the US and Europe. They were fantastic at sourcing high-quality candidates and provided a short-list of extremely well-matched applicants. Their recruitment support allowed us to focus on our core business - their network and reach was impressive across both regions and was far beyond what we could do in-house. I would highly recommend their services to other universities and international education organisations looking to expand their international teams.

Joanna Storti, Deputy Director International, UNSW Sydney, Australia

I can’t thank PIE Talent enough for finding us a needle in a haystack, without compromise..

We were looking for an experienced expat to relocate to New Delhi, India to run our local higher education operations team and who had both an institutional and corporate background of the US and UK as well as India and other geographies. What seemed like an impossible task at the outset soon became a reality as PIE Talent presented us a shortlisted of qualified and genuinely excited candidates for the role. I can’t thank PIE Talent enough for finding us a needle in a haystack, without compromise.

Adrian Mutton, Founder/CEO of Sannam S4

The quality of the candidates was very high.

The PIE provided excellent service, executing a search for a position in the IES Abroad Chicago office that required significant international marketing experience. The quality of the candidates was very high. Candidates were located around the world, all with experience that fit our needs perfectly. The final candidate has been an excellent fit culturally, and with the knowledge and experience required. My account director listened well, communicated regularly with IES Abroad, and challenged us when we needed to be challenged. She then delivered an exceptional roster of candidates.

Richard Bartecki, EVP Marketing, IES Abroad, USA


  • LCI Education Network
  • UNSW Australia
  • Cambridge Assessment
  • Cambridge Education Group
  • EC
  • HULT International Business School
  • Oxford International Education Group
  • Study Portals
  • IDP
  • IES
  • LSE
  • QS
  • SGH
  • LaSalle College
  • TC Global
  • UCD
  • Unibuddy


Our team of consultants is made up of talented individuals who have an unrivalled understanding of the international education market.

Amy Baker

Amy Baker

Amy is an international education expert with over 20 years' experience in the industry. As MD of The PIE, she divides her time between recruitment and editorial work for The PIE News website and The PIE Review magazine. Since setting up The PIE in 2011, Amy has developed a reputation for being able to identify exactly the right profile of person to suit an organisation operating in the international education sector. She has a BA in Journalism with French from City University.

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Anders Norman

Anders Norman
Account Manager and Operations

Andrew has worked in a multitude of tech startups, across different industries, in customer experience, operations, social media and recruitment. His positions have included Head of Customer Experience & Community and Social Media & Operations Lead. Having worked in various working cultures, he is a huge advocate for recruiting the right people and placing them in the right roles for the best company and culture fit.

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Hadil El-Agami

Hadil El-Agami
Global Account Director

Hadil has worked at The PIE Exec Search since 2014. Prior to that, she was an international education consultant for a UK-based education agency. She has successfully placed numerous candidates into senior executive, academic management, sales, marketing and business development roles. She is of Egyptian descent and bi-lingual English/Arabic, and has a BSc in Business Administration with a specialism in international marketing.

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Damla Erciyes-Baker

Damla Erciyes-Baker
Account Manager

Originally from Turkey, Damla studied Linguistics and English literature, and has a certificate in teaching English. After working for 7 years as a senior education consultant recruiting Turkish students for EFL programs all around the world, she moved to London in August 2017, when she worked with International House London looking after Turkey and MENA. She joined The PIE in April 2018.

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We run a busy Jobs Board for the international education sector at

Many of the roles we work on at The PIE Exec Search are listed here, as well as many vacancies listed directly by advertisers. Do take a look at our range of global jobs in the industry.


In need of exceptional
new talent?

Speak to an expert:
+44 (0)20 8133 1217

Looking for exciting new
career opportunities?

Complete this short form to create your candidate profile here and upload your CV/Resume