Board of Directors

David Bycroft | Founder & Chief Business Development Officer

As the key initiator of the highly successful AHN project, David has led the development of the business during a critical time for the international student accommodation industry and is currently the Executive Director of the MSI Group.

David commenced his work in the International Education Industry in 1999 and has been a key contributor to government and industry reviews having conducted focus groups and workshops for industry, homestay hosts and students to establish the issues facing this complex part of the industry. His contributions to the Senate Inquiry findings (November 2009) and the ESOS review (February 2010) have greatly assisted bringing better controls and standards to this critical part of the international education industry. David worked with the Department of Immigration in 2012 to create the widely promoted ‘Community Placement Network’ (CPN) to improve the conditions and outcomes for onshore processing of Asylum seekers, and successfully placed 600 Asylum seekers with Australian families.

David was appointed as the only QLD resident of the NSW Government Taskforce on International Education and Research received an ‘Outstanding Contribution Award’ from the Council of International Students of Australia (CISA) for his remarkable support of CISA.

Chris Bycroft | MSI Executive Manager

Chris was a part of the team who created the original AHN concept. He is the lead designer of AHN’s unique Homestay Management Systems, working closely with key stakeholders and developers in delivering improvements that are specifically tailored to the needs of the business. He has also held a variety of roles during AHN’s formative years, giving him a unique insight into all levels of operations.

Chris has a degree in Communications and Media Studies and has been responsible for the management of the AHN team until recently, where he has shifted focus to the information space.

Adam Lee | CEO/Co-Founder of AmeriStudent

Adam is currently CEO/Co-Founder of AmeriStudent. AmeriStudent’s goal is to provide a safe and enriching cultural experience for all those studying abroad. Prior to AmeriStudent Adam co-founded The VIP Card. A consumer savings platform that was launched in one city and started with 1 discount. Over 3 years he expanded operations and brought on over 400,000 merchants in nearly 600 cities and 42 states.

Adam has nearly 20 years of business experience and has co-founded/owned several businesses over the last decade.