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Helen Souness - CEO, RMIT Online

Helen Souness
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Helen Souness is a senior executive with a career that spans more than 30 years of commercial experience working in digital strategy, marketing and product across market-leading companies including Lonely Planet and ground breaking marketplaces SEEK, Envato and Etsy. 

Helen is a Non-Executive Board Director at Sendle, Australia's first 100% carbon neutral shipping service and Camplify, a leading marketplace for RV hire. As CEO of RMIT Online, Helen has grown a 130+ strong team to support a thriving community of learners to successfully navigate the world of work through relevant, accessible and flexible education online.

She has spearheaded a suite of Australian first courses in areas like blockchain, AI, 5G and IoT technology, in partnership with over 70 global and local industry partners, including Salesforce, AWS and REA Group.

Through Helen’s leadership, RMIT Online has disrupted education models, tripled in size and helped to upskill over 26,000 online students in 2020.

"Be curious, especially about people. It's all about people and trying to understand where people come from, trying to understand what their goals are, and try and find that place where their goals meet the business goals. A lot of magic happens in that place"
~ Helen Souness

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