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 Country Director - Mr Mao Sreng

Mr Mao Sreng works in a number of industries and sectors, including business and entrepreneurship, aid and development project management, language education, scholarship and international education interfacing with the business community, UN/donor agencies, civil society organisations, Cambodian and foreign government ministries/agencies. Sreng is educated in Cambodia, Australia, and holds a Master of Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, USA. He is the Convener of the annual CamTESOL Conference series and the annual Global Alumni Convention series. Sreng has been with IDP Education/ACE since 2000. 

 Principal - Mr Ashley Irving

Ashley joined ACE in June 2012 as Principal. A native Australian from Melbourne, Ashley holds degrees in mathematics, business and linguistics as well as an International Diploma of Language Teaching Management from the University of Queensland (RSA/Cambridge ESOL).

After a twenty-year career in corporate banking culminating in a position as Associate Director at Rothschild Bank, Ashley decided that ELT would be more fun. Since then he has worked in the ELT industry for twelve years, including a two and a half-year stint in Brazil and Argentina where he learnt that he just can’t dance.

Before taking his position with ACE, Ashley was Director of Studies and Admin Manager at the Access Language Centre in Sydney, and Teaching Centre Manager with AMES in Sydney.

 ACE Phnom Penh Santhor Mok Campus Manager – Mr Visal Sou

Visal joined ACE as a Campus Manager in Phnom Penh in August 2014. He has over 10 years of experience in the English language teaching field, the highlights of which include his engagement in language teaching, his research and presentation at various international ELT conferences, his involvement in curriculum design and development, and his management expertise at different language institutions. Before joining ACE, he served as a Bachelor Program Coordinator at the Institute of Foreign Languages, Royal University of Phnom Penh, where his duties included teacher recruitment and professional development, organisational development, syllabus design, and student satisfaction.

 ACE Siem Reap Campus Manager – Mr William Coward

Will joined ACE in March 2013 as a teacher. Since then he has held the positions of CP and YL Lead Teacher, and then as GEP Lead Teacher for 2 years. Will originally studied International Relations at the Australian National University but developed a passion for teaching during a one-year stint in London after receiving his qualification. He has presented workshops at the CamTESOL conference in Phnom Penh on strategies for teaching IELTS preparation and at KoTESOL in Seoul on increasing teacher satisfaction and job retention through professional development.

Whilst Will is happiest in the classroom, he is also passionate about teacher training and professional development. He is motivated to develop processes and foster ideas that result in a better quality of education and happier teachers and students.
 ACE Phnom Penh Samdech Pan Campus Manager – Mr Nick Millward

Nick joined ACE as a teacher in January 2012. Since then he has been promoted to GEP Lead Teacher, Academic Coordinator and is now a Campus Manager at ACE Samdech Pan. Nick has over 7 years of experience teaching in Vietnam, the UK and Cambodia. He was awarded a Delta (Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) by Cambridge University in 2013 and the University of Queensland's International Diploma of Language Teaching Management (RSA / Cambridge ESOL) in 2015. He has presented workshops and papers at the CamTESOL conference and was Chairman of the CamTESOL Steering committee in 2014. Nick is a member of the Global Alumni Conference Organising Committee, while he is also the current Chairman of the ACE Lectureship Series.​

 ACE Phnom Penh Tuol Tompoung Campus Manager – Mrs Sok Thida

Thida joined ACE in February 2015 as the campus manager of the ACE Tuol Tom Poung Campus. She has more than six years of teaching experience in English language training and teacher training. Prior to her position with ACE, she was a lecturer at the Institute of Foreign Languages, Royal University of Phnom Penh. While working there, she was awarded a recognition certificate of the most outstanding performance in "Teaching Methodology" subject four years consecutively.

Thida received her Bachelor degree of Education in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the Institute of Foreign Languages in 2006 and her Master degree of Education in ESL/Bilingual/Multicultural Education from the University of Massachusetts, USA, in 2009.



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