Profile CETA Personnel
Profile CETA Personnel
Brief Background – Tracey Gray,
Tracey was born Melbourne, Australia.
She is a graduate in Hotel Management/ Hospitality from Melbourne’s William Angliss College, an Institute that is well-known internationally for its training expertise in hospitality studies. Also a Frontline Management Initiative Program graduate from Melbourne and holds a TEFL Level A certificate from ECC, Thailand
Tracey’s previous experience included careers in the tourism, hospitality and wine industry. Tracey was restaurant and training manager at Denny’s restaurant. Tracey also assisted in the Management of the award winning De Bortoli Winery and Tourism restaurant in the famous Yarra Valley and taught hospitality and tourism studies at Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia.
Until recently Tracey was joint Managing Director at CETA Worldwide Education, with husband Andrew Gray. Whilst less hands on day- to- day Tracey now focuses on the broader strategic issues of the total organization allowing her to support her secondary aged children from home at this critical juncture of their education.
Tracey was instrumental with Andrew in developing and running the operations in the Australian office of CETA that ensures the high level of service to International Students it enjoys today.
Tracey lived in Thailand from 2005 – 2015 and gained extensive experience in International Secondary School Education both through her own children at Tri-lingual schools and through Managing operations and Student counselling at CETA , liaising with Australian Schools providers in Thailand, AEAS testing and leading short term study tour programs to many countries.
These Short Term Educational Study Tours take up to 250+ secondary students a year overseas to experience study in their “summer” holidays -to give Thai, Chinese, Japanese and other international students a meaningful and enjoyable experience on tour. For many students, this is their first taste of life overseas and Tracey ensured that a high level of service is provided for every student – from program development, pre- program visits to homestays, schools and attractions, to providing professional support to CETA Study Tour Coordinators.
As a result of the study tour work by Tracey and the study tour team, many students return to Australia and other countries for full time study within a short period.
Tracey has 3 adult children (2 at University and 1 completed studies) who achieved outstanding success in their career/ study to date and two younger children who attend Private Secondary Schools in Melbourne.
She enjoys cooking, entertaining, family activities, swimming, yoga and traveling. Tracey speaks English and Thai