Fiona McKenzie

Head of Global Consultancy, Carfax Education

Fiona's comprehensive understanding of the education sector has been built up over 30 years of working in schools and education consultancy, in locations as varied as South Africa, Australia, the U.K., and the U.A.E. Fiona has worked with hundreds of families guiding them to make the best educational choices for their children whether at school or university level. As Head of Global Consultancy at Carfax Education, Fiona’s team advise families from across the globe, including the Middle East, Russia and China. They offer bespoke solutions for each family’s education needs with schools guidance, private tutoring, residential placements, homeschooling, university preparation and career mentoring.  Fiona regularly contributes to education journals, radio shows and panel discussions in the UK, and the UAE.


Leaders in Education Conference

14 November 2021 | 15:15 - 15:35 | English | Preparing International Students to transition to global Universities

As more international students aspire to study at universities outside of their home country, how can they best prepare for the transition from living at home to living and studying independently. This session will look at how schools and parents can prepare students to make a strong and successful start on the next stage of their education journey.


Global Learning

15 November 2021 | 11:40 - 12:00 | English | The impact of Covid on Education and Exams

Education across the globe has undergone a seismic transition as a result of the covid pandemic, some of the changes will be here to stay but it has also brought an appreciation of some aspects of education that form an important bedrock of a child's social and mental development. This session will examine some of the ways in which schools and pupils coped with the challenges and what they have learnt from the experience.