Private Schools Melbourne, Sydney and Perth – Regent Consulting

Our People

Paul O’Shannassy - Managing Director- BEc(Hons), Grad Dip Ed,

Paul is a highly regarded practitioner who has vast experience in Education and he founded Regent Consulting in 2008.

He forged an impressive career in Education, becoming a Deputy Principal of a leading private secondary school by his early thirties and he has also held many positions of leadership in Melbourne’s private schools.

Paul, a father of two, has 20 years experience working in Melbourne’s leading private schools and has an intimate knowledge of the sector having worked at APS, ACC, ACS and AGS schools. During this period, Paul also successfully ran his own business conducting conferences and seminars.

In addition to his extensive education experience, Paul also has senior management experience in the training sector. Paul is an excellent facilitator and presenter and he has worked with many organisations and families, helping them make better decisions about choosing a school.

Paul has also had several articles published on “Choosing the right school for your child” and is a recognised authority on the subject and presents seminars on the topic both in Australia and throughout Asia on a regular basis.

Paul O’Shannassy - Managing Director

Roger Shen

Roger Shen is a Chinese Australian who was an associate professor of the Business School in Zhejiang University of Technology.

He worked at the university for 11 years specialising in the study of Foreign Direct Investment in China. He is also the director of Global Institute for Zhejiang Merchants Development Research Centre in Australia.

Roger has experience working for the Governor of Zhejiang Province in the field of Education, Medical, Health and Social Development, while building up an extensive network with numerous universities, corporations and governments across China.

Roger has particular expertise in liasing with governments to enable major projects to proceed and he also consults to major organisations on how to conduct business in China.

He came to Australia in 2008 as a visiting scholar in the Business School of RMIT. In 2009, he opened a migration company (Universal Freeway) to help businessmen from China obtain Business Skilled Visa or Significant Investment Visa.

He has been devoting himself to being a bridge for people from China and Australia in areas of culture, education and business.

Carly Landa

Carly is an experienced educator with a vast knowledge of teaching pedagogy.

With over 25 years experience in teaching in all sectors including primary, secondary and tertiary education, Carly has held executive positions in Sydney private schools including Head of Department – Performance Arts, Assistant to the Deputy Principal, Naplan officer and educator and Head of Teaching and Learning years K-12.

Having commenced working for Regent in 2011, Carly has broad experience and an excellent understanding of the private school sector, and this enables her to successfully understand the needs of individual students and match those to the appropriate learning environment.

Carly has also worked for over 15 years as a lecturer and tutor at several Sydney universities and has experience in Inclusive Education, Educational Psychology, Literacy and Curriculum. This has afforded her a deep understanding of the best practice for teaching and learning; something that she brings to the fore when consulting with families.

During her time in schools and the tertiary sector Carly has taken on many advocacy roles, a skill that enables her to successfully assess a student educational, social and emotional need and ensure that they are being meet. Carly is passionate about education and ensuring the ‘right fit’ is achieved for all families.

Carly is the mother of two boy. She is a skilled linguist and fluent in both English and French. She is currently pursuing the study of a Master of Arts as she believes in the importance of lifelong learning.