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NACUBO In Brief: Mauve Group CEO Ann Ellis shares global operations solutions

Listen in full, as Mauve Group CEO Ann Ellis joins Nacubo's VP of Policy & Research Liz Clark – to share how global mobility solutions are the way forward for international expansion.

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An overview: ‘NACUBO in Brief’

‘NACUBO in Brief’ is a podcast series from the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) – an indispensable source of knowledge for campus leaders, looking to navigate the ever-evolving challenges faced in higher education.

The podcast explores a range of topics and knowledge, fundamental to tackling the industry’s issues. You’ll hear thought leadership on everything from how economic themes will set the stage for the future, to how legislative actions impact student financial aid, to if accounting or reporting changes are on the horizon.

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In this episode, NACUBO’s Liz Clark is joined by our CEO Ann; who discusses her early work as an educator – and how Mauve Group has grown from humble beginnings, to offer a variety of global operations services in more than 150 countries from “Japan to Chile.” And after realising there were opportunities to offer new solutions to the higher education sector in 2012, Mauve Group now offers support to institutions that employ people outside the United States in research, instruction, data analysis, and much more.

About the speakers

Liz Clark, VP (Policy and Research) of NACUBO

Liz Clark has been working to advance the goals and priorities of colleges and universities on Capitol Hill since 1999. She joined NACUBO, following over three and a half years leading the State University of New York (SUNY) System Office of Federal Relations in Washington, DC.

As part of an extensive career, Liz also served as Director of Federal Relations for Oregon State University. And prior to that, she was Assistant Director of Federal Relations at Cornell University, where she was oversaw Cornell University's first Washington, DC-based federal relations office.

Ann Ellis, CEO and Co-founder of Mauve Group

Ann Ellis is the CEO and co-founder of global organisation Mauve Group, having been at the helm of the business for over 27 years. Mauve Group is a leading provider of global HR, employment, and expansion services.

Ann’s inspiring journey from Welsh farming family and headteacher, to the C-suite of a global workforce solutions company began at the age of nine with a dream of being an entrepreneur. Fast-forward to 1996, and the first incarnation of Mauve Group was born in a tiny cupboard-sized office in Northern Italy – where Ann was living at the time. She was Mauve’s first and, initially, only “back-office” employee, supporting workers on telecom projects with local payroll, visas, contract-raising, and more.

Over the years, demand for Mauve Group’s workforce solutions snowballed as globalisation became the norm in business. The organisation's evolution into new markets in over 150 countries worldwide, spanning six sectors, and across more than 70 different sectors has afforded Ann incomparable global expertise.

Today, Ann’s role as CEO remains as energetic as ever, as she continues to be profoundly involved in the organisation at every level. Ann has been featured a number of times on BBC Radio Cymru, including on iconic broadcaster Beti George’s Beti a’I Phobol programme. Ann has delivered keynote talks around the world at events such as the Millennials Engagement Congress in Colombia and Think Women in London; sharing her learnings and experiences of growing a global organisation.

This podcast was first published on Monday 16th October on Nacubo's website.