"Our strong momentum in Australia and New Zealand reflects the continued trend of individuals and institutions embracing online learning to develop high-demand digital skills," said Coursera APAC managing director Raghav Gupta.
"We're excited to have Sue grow our presence in the region, expand our workforce development initiatives, and help institutions prepare for the digital future. Her deep human capital and workforce management experience will help her empower many learners to advance new career growth opportunities."
Turk joined the company after holding a contract position as Fujitsu's regional head of workforce management for service delivery and portfolios.
She previously served as ANZ managing director at Cornerstone OnDemand, COO of Netlinkz, group COO at Rubicor, and general manager at Ross Human Directions, Hallis, and Outsource Australia.
Turk holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Macquarie University.
"Learners and institutions in Australia and New Zealand value high-quality and affordable avenues to learn in-demand skills. As the countries embrace online learning at a faster pace, I look forward to helping advance Coursera's mission across the region," said Turk.
"For Australia and New Zealand to be well-positioned in the digital economy, new approaches to steer skill development at scale, and stronger collaboration among businesses, government and universities will be critical. This effort can unlock new ways to bring equity and improve access to skills, ensuring an inclusive recovery."