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Brian Knight

Chief Executive Officer | Kaplan


Brian Knight is the Chief Executive Officer of Kaplan Professional. He first joined the company in 2003 where he held senior management and leadership roles focused on cultivating client relationships across Australia. Knight became Kaplan Professional’s CEO in 2012.

During his time at the helm of Kaplan Professional, Knight has overseen an extensive innovation agenda, which has included the introduction of the FPEC/FASEA-approved Master of Financial Planning; KUDOS, the exam diagnostic built in conjunction with UNSW Global; the acquisition of Red Marker to integrate artificial intelligence and machine learning with professional education through Artemis; the continuous evolution of Ontrack; and launching ELEVEN, the world-class executive leadership program.

He has over 30 years’ experience across the Australian financial services sector and encompasses a passion for elevating the industry standard on the journey to a profession. His knowledge and insight makes him a sought-after speaker on education issues in the media, and he regularly contributes to a range of industry forums and panels.

Knight holds Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws degrees from The University of Queensland.