Jose was appointed to the role of Managing Director, Open Colleges in 2019. Over the past 20 years, Jose has held positions driving growth and shareholder value in Europe, Australia and Asia. As COO, Jose led a start-up ASX listed company focus on artificial intelligence applied in the areas of Human Capital, Marketing and Careers for three years. Previously, he had been Executive General Manager of Open Universities Australia Pty Ltd (OUA) for six years. In that time, Jose led OUA’s emerging digital division, led the global launch Open2Study building an engaged community of 1+ million users among 100+ countries within less than two years, had P&L responsibility for Higher Education, e3Learning, Open Training Institute and domain registries businesses .STUDY and .COURSES. Jose also held various international roles in iconic organisations at the cutting edge of digital such as Google, SEEK Ltd, IDP Education Pty Ltd and Fujitsu.
Jose graduated from Monash University (Graduate Certificate of Business Management), Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain (Bachelor in Business Management and Organisation), Business Dublin School in Ireland (Diploma in Web Design), The Australian Institute of Company Directors, and the APAC Executive Programme (INSEAD). Jose was accepted by Stanford University in Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate Program in 2014. Jose is MIPA Member of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and he is ColourGrid™ Certified by “Life. Be in it” in Learning the Language of Social Inclusion.