Scope Global has appointed experienced executive David Travers to its Board of Directors.
David, originally from South Australia, has worked extensively in both Australia and overseas in the higher education and government sectors, leading government investment, export and migration initiatives.
Scope Chairman Dr David Cruickshanks-Boyd says Mr. Travers’ skills and experience complement Scope’s growing portfolio of work in the international education sector.
“We are pleased to appoint Mr. Travers to the Board of Directors and are confident he is a great fit with Scope’s mission to achieve effective and efficient delivery of international education and development programs,” Dr Cruickshanks-Boyd says.
Mr. Travers says he was attracted to Scope’s focus on people; building human capacity.
“I was drawn initially to Scope’s work, particularly international development and education. It has a great alignment with my own interests and I feel some of my experience can complement the direction Scope is heading,” Mr. Travers says.
Mr. Travers was Chief Executive and Head of Department of University College London (UCL)’s Australia campus until 2015. He joined UCL in 2010 after more than four years in London as the South Australian Government’s Deputy Agent General.
Mr. Travers spent more than a decade in State Government, holding senior executive roles in various departments including the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, and the Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment.
Mr. Travers is an alumnus of Harvard University, Flinders University and a former Young South Australian of the Year. He was a Young Australian of the Year finalist and was featured by News Limited as one of Australia’s top 40 future leaders.
David is heavily involved in his family’s agricultural trust and owns a boutique vineyard and winery, Bourke & Travers, in South Australia’s Clare Valley.
Mr Travers’ appointment completes the Scope board. Its other members are:
- International development specialist Ms Jill Byrne
- Project manager and consultant Ms Dianne Hill, and;
- Not-for-profit consultant Ms Moria Deslandes