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Jan Capper

Speaker Profile

Jan Capper, CEO, CUBO

Jan Capper took up post as CUBO CEO in June 2017. Prior to joining CUBO, she was Executive Director of the International Association of Language Centres (IALC), an association of independent and mostly owner-operated language schools in over 20 countries worldwide. Over two decades, working with successive executive boards, Jan oversaw the development of IALC from its dynamic, volunteer-led origins into an award-winning and highly respected association in language study abroad.

Jan graduated with a degree in Modern Languages with Economics from the University of Bradford. Since then she has pursued a successful career in tourism and international education, working in both the commercial and non-profit sectors. She has over 20 years experience working with issues around quality and regulation, access to market and business needs of language schools.

In addition to her experience of leading an association, Jan has herself served as a volunteer. She chaired the IALC marketing committee while working for one of the association’s founding members, and also served as co-convenor of GAELA, the Global Alliance of Education and Language Associations.