Academic Board & Management Team

Academic Board

Professor Tim Boatswain

Chairman, member of academic board
Professor Tim Boatswain has a great passion for education and rich experience in higher education in the UK for more than 40 years. He has degrees from University of Birmingham and Professorship from London School of Economics. He published a range of subjects and lectured at various UK Universities.

Professor Tim Boatswain has served on boards of various prestigious Higher Education Organizations since 1998.

  • 2017-Present

    British University College

  • 2020- Present

    TMC Academy, Singapore

  • 2012 - Present

    Chairman, Board of Directors TEG International College, Singapore

  • 2004 – 2007

    Pro-Vice Chancellor of University of Huddersfield

  • 1998 – 2004

    Pro-Vice Chancellor of University of Bedfordshire

  • 2005 – 2007

    Director of NCUK, (Northern Consortium UK, consists of a group of 11 UK Universities)

  • 2000 – 2004

    Chairman of the Board of Governors of Dunstable College of Further Education

  • 1998 – 2006

    Governor of the University of Luton

Ms. Esther Lee

Academic Director

  • Ms Esther Lee is the Academic Director of British University College Since 2017. She is also one of the directors of TMC Academy, Singapore , Head of Hawthorn Language School and Acedmic Director of the TEG International College, Singapore.
  • She also overseeing the overseas Collaboration Academic Courses in China, Vietnam and Myanmar for 40 Years.
  • She holds a Master of Arts in Education from Columbia International University, USA and a post-graduate certificate in TEFL, Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Miss Esther Lee has been in the training field since 1973 and also holds an ACTA certificate (Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment) by WSQ.

Present

  • 2017- present

    Academic Direcrtor, British University College

  • 2018- Present

    Director & Head of Hawthorn Language School, TMC Acedmy, Singapore

  • 1991-present

    Academic Director, TEG International College

China

  • 1996 – Present

    Beijing International Vocational Education School

Myanmar

  • 2006 – 2016

    One of the Private Education Institution

Vietnam

  • 2005 – Present

    Danang University of Economics

  • 2005 – Present

    National Economic University, (ISME)

  • 2005 – Present

    Banking Academy of Vietnam, Hanoi

  • 2005 – Present

    HCM University of Technology and Education

  • 2010 – Present

    Nguyen Trai University, Hanoi

  • 2012 – Present

    Hanoi University of Industry

  • 2013 – Present

    National Economic University, (ISAA)

  • 2017 – Present

    National Economic University, (SAA)

  • 2018 – Present

    Foreign Trade University

Mr. Raymond Loh

Business and mba Programme Leader

Mr. Raymond is the Business Programme Leader of British University College. He is overseeing the business programme in BUC and control the quality of programme in our University.

  • He is an experienced academia of over twelve years. He is the Academic Director and Chairperson of the Assessment Review Committee Board and Course Committee Meeting at TMC Academy.
  • Besides taking on the above key appointments, he supports and teaches a range of subjects that includes Business Strategy, International Business, Research and Marketing modules at various levels; from diploma, degree to postgraduate levels. Mr. Raymond holds a number of accreditations:
  • He has had over 20 years in total of work experiences. He had over 10 years of corporate experiences in the area of business development and regional marketing in Eastern Europe, Middle East, India and Asia.

Education

  • PhD Candidate (Education)
    Liverpool John Moore University (UK)

  • Master Of Science (International Marketing) University of Strathclyde (UK)

  • BA (Economics) National University of Singapore (UK)

Mr. Modh Razif Bin Ali

IT program lader

  • Mr. Razif has obtained a Bachelor Degree in Computing (System Development) and has been in IT training for more than 29 years. His extensive courseware development experience commenced when he was the Principal of a Computer Training Centre where he also trained IT Lecturers on various software packages.
  • Since joining TMC in 1991, Mr. Razif has served as Assistant Course Director – IT and Senior Manager – Corporate ICT. He is currently the Principal Lecturer of the School of Engineering, Computing and Media where he is involved in teaching various IT and Mass Communication modules from Diploma to the Undergraduate level. He has been extensively involved in developing several courseware materials for new software packages in the market and conducting cross-training to prepare staff for these new packages.
Mr Jeffery Lim

University of Sunderland programs leader

Mr Jeffery Lim is the UOS program leader in British University College . With over 30 years’ professional experience where the recent 12 years are focused in UK higher education involving in top-up program coordination and operation management with university partners:

(i) University of Sunderland – Bachelor (Hons) Administration Business Management (BABM), Bachelor Science (Hons) International Hospitality & Tourism (ITHM) and Master Business Administration (MBA);

(ii) BTEC Higher Nationals Level 4, 5 & 7 as lead program coordinator and quality assurance nominee;

(iii) teaching business related modules of BTEC higher nationals, undergraduate and master’s levels.

He is a postgraduate advanced degree holder in Marketing (Distribution & Marketing) from University of Lille 2, France and Master Business Administration (Marketing) from University of Malaya, Malaysia. Bachelor of Art from Academy Art University, San Francisco, California. )

  • Foreign Trade University (FTU) – Pearson BTEC Level 7 and MBA University of Sunderland
  • Sunderland (Top-up Year)
  • Danang University (DU) – Pearson BTEC Level 7 and MBA University of Sunderland
  • National Economics University (NEU), Hanoi – International School of Management
  • Economics (ISME)
  • Business School, National Economics University (NEU), Hanoi
  • Banking Academy Vietnam (BAV), Hanoi
  • Academy of Finance (AoF), Hanoi
  • DaiNam University (DU), Hanoi
  • PTI Education Training Centre, Hanoi
Daw Khin Zar Zar Hlaing

Academic Coordinator & Lecturer

  • Daw Khin Zar Zar Hlaing has obtained B.C.Sc (Bachelor of Computer Science), University of Computer Studies, Yangon, Myanmar and Certificate of Competency in Programming and .NET development (Institute of System Science NUS, Singapore) and Master of Business Administration form Victoria University, Switzerland and Master of International Management from University of Information Technology and Management, Poland (Dual Master Programs)
  • Assisting the students under her guidance, monitoring and checking their progress, marking and giving grades to their performance and reports to the syllabus and guidelines.

Programme Leaders

  • Academic Programmes
  • EAP Programmes Leader
    Ms. Esther Lee
  • Bisiness Programme Leader
    Mr. Raymond Loh
  • IT Programmes Leader
    Mr. Modh Razif Bin Ali
  • UOS Programmes Leader
    Mr Jeffery Lim

Our Lecturers

International Foundation Programme
70% Foreigners including Native Speakers + 30% Local
Higher Diploma, Bachelor Degree, Master Degree
50% Foreigners +
50% Local
General English and English for Academic Purposes
50% Native Speakers
+ 50% Local

University of Sunderland UK Approved Lecturers    TMC Academy Singapore Approved Lecturers

Management Team

Mr. John Lee

Chief Executive officer

Mr. John Lee has joined the company as a Chief Executive Officer, Since 2017. He is also Chief Executive Officer at TMC Academy (Singapore). Prior to TMC Academy, he founded TEG International College in 1991 and transformed it from a simple Language School into a regional education organization.

Mr. John Lee has vast experience in the education industry since 1978, especially in the area of transnational education. Through his extensive networks, he has set up collaborations with several established institutions in Singapore, Vietnam, China and including Myanmar.

He was the founder and former CEO of another education establishment. With over 40 years in the education industry.

Ms. Esther Lee

Academic Director

  • Ms Esther Lee is the Academic Director of British University College Since 2017. She is also one of the directors of TMC Academy, Singapore , Head of Hawthorn Language School and Acedmic Director of the TEG International College, Singapore.
  • She also overseeing the overseas Collaboration Academic Courses in China, Vietnam and Myanmar for 40 Years.
  • She holds a Master of Arts in Education from Columbia International University, USA and a post-graduate certificate in TEFL, Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Miss Esther Lee has been in the training field since 1973 and also holds an ACTA certificate (Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment) by WSQ.
Mr. Myo Paing

Director

Mr Myo worked at the Institute of Microelectronics, A*STAR, Singapore after graduating with 1st class honor in Electronic Engineering from Singapore University of Social Sciences. He mentored undergraduate and Singapore polytechnic students for industrial attachment programme. He also worked at Heptagon Advanced Micro Optics and AMS AG for advanced optical sensor development solutions.

He published research papers and co-invented on few patents in the area of advanced microelectronics, optical sensor and precision engineering. He holds a Master in Applied Finance from University of Adelaide, Australia.

Ms. Pwint Thet Khin

Chief operation officer

Ms. Pwint holds a degree from Coventry University, UK and has many experiences in higher education in higher education in UK and Singapore for more than 10 years. She has joined the company as Chief Operation Officier and she is also the Country Operation Director (Myanmar) at TMC Academy, Singapore.