Ernest has held senior management positions within education since 2004 which has resulted in a comprehensive knowledge-base of consulting, compliance, quality, project and people management. Having managed colleges in London, Ghana and Hungary and recruited internationally, Ernest operates from a uniquely global perspective with respect to operations within Further and Higher Education environments. Ernest is a keen collaborator a point that is evidenced through several joint projects with university partners principally aimed at increasing student numbers for partner institutions. Examples include brokering university progression, franchise, validation and other partnership agreements with institutions such as Glasgow Caledonian University, UWE Bristol, Sunderland University and Teesside University. An Economics graduate, Ernest recently completed the MBA in Higher Education Management from University College London, Institute of Education in 2018.