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David Pilsbury

DVC International - Coventry University

Chris Gibson

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Kitty Jones

GREAT (Study UK) Stakeholder & Communications Manager - British Council

Daniela Trani

Director - Young Universities for the Future of Europe/Maastricht University

Ellie Buchdahl

Senior Communications Manager, EU region - British Council

Fiona Samson

GREAT (Study UK) Campaign Director - British Council

Linda Cowan

Senior Vice President - Kaplan International Pathways

Professor Dominic Micklewright

Dean of Partnerships - University of Essex

Almut Caspary

Higher Education & Research Coordinator, EU region - British Council

Vicky Lewis

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Shona Smart

Learning Technology Consultant - eCom Scotland

Hillary Vance

Assistant Vice President, Southeast and South Asian Affairs - The University of Arizona

Moyra Boland

Dean for Global Engagement in Eurasia and South Asia - University of Glasgow

Perry Hobson

Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement - Sunway University

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Manuel Frutos-Perez

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Fabrizio Trifiro

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Stuart Norton

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Kristian Rumble

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Alyssa Martin

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Catalina Powell

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Fiona Dunkley

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Ludovica Siniscalchi Bernabó

Senior Alumni Officer (WWC International) - University of Westminster

Caroline Davey

Director - ProtectED CIC

Emma Dickson

Learning Technology Consultant - eCom Scotland

Maddalaine Ansell

Director for Education at British Council

Thijs Vugt

Director Analytics and Consulting Team - Studyportals

Stevie Spring CBE

Chairman of the British Council

Andrew Wootton

Director - ProtectED

Zhanaidar Duzgenbay

Education Project Coordinator, Wider Europe - British Council,

Richard Everitt

Regional Director, Education and Society, Wider Europe - British Council

Ching Mei Lim

Regional Manager, SEA - Newcastle University

Nilgün Yalcin Felchner

Director Education Services, Wider Europe - British Council

Daria Lavrentieva

IES Manager, Russia - British Council

Semra Yalcin Dogan

Education Manager, Wider Europe - British Council

Shukhrat Amanov

Country Project Manager (Education), Wider Europe - British Council

Premila Kanapathy

Regional Director, SEA - University of Leeds

Marwa Abdelazim

Programme Manager Education, Egypt, International Education Services - British Council

Oliver Phillips

Head of Client Engagement, International Education Services - British Council

Stephen Farnsworth

Global Head Fairs and Events - British Council

Dina Kanan

IES Manager UAE, International Education Services - British Council

Lee Harris

Global Head of Education Marketing Services, International Education Services - British Council

Rizwan Safdar

Project Manager, Saudi Arabia, International Education Services - British Council

Kenza El Mohajir

Project Manager, Morocco, International Education Services - British Council

Linda McCourt

Global Head of Training and Learning, International Education Services - British Council

Angie Dickinson

Global Head of Client Relations, International Education Services - British Council

Kyle Godzik

Senior Finance Business Partner - British Council UK

Zamila Bunglawala

Head of International Education - Department for Education

Nick Gore

Associate Solicitor - Carter Thomas Solicitors

Aatreyee Guhathakurta

Marcomms Manager, International Education Services - British Council South Asia

Richard Sunderland

Director Business Development, Education - British Council

Robin Bew

Managing Director - The Economist Intelligence Unit

Jonathan Chew

Head, Strategic Insights and Analytics - Navitas

John McNamara

Global Head of Research, International Education Services - British Council

Ellen Wang

Faculty International Manager - Leeds University Business School

Matt Durnin

Global Head of Insights & Consultancy - British Council

Aimee Ellis

CRM and Conversion Team Leader - University of Southampton

Kieran Costigan

Senior Marketing Manager for International - The Open University

Michael Davis

Head of Global Policy Analysis & Development - The University of London

Rory O'Toole

Global Solutions Director - Sannam S4

Michael Salmon

Associate Director Summer Programmes - King’s College London

Oliver Fortescue

Director UK & Europe, Student Acquisition and International Education Expert - Edified

Jazreel GOH

Country Director - British Council Malaysia

Nichola Carter

Partner - Carter Thomas Solicitors

Noramon Mekavuthikul

East Asian UK Alumni from Thailand, currently in Italy

Peter Clack

Director of Global Exeter - University of Exeter

Julia Evans

Yoga and Pilates teacher/Director - -La Lune Yoga

Leah Mason

Research Lead - Institute of International Education

Xi Li

CEO - Cradle of Success Ltd

Zoe Marlow

Head of Client Relations - Sannam S4

Gareth Topp

Head of Internationalisation - University of Brighton

Lindsay Addington

Director of Global Engagement - National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

Rachel Banks

Senior Director, Public Policy & Legislative Strategy - NAFSA

Brían McNamara

International Recruitment Manager - University of Brighton

Inji Maher

Partner Relations Manager, UK - ApplyBoard

Sreya Ghose

Head Client Engagement - Sannam S4

Gregory Cusack

Chief Coursework Offier and Chief of Staff, Portfolio of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor - Monash University

Carolina Jiménez

Head Higher Education and Society - British Council Spain

Ailsa Kienberger

Head of Education - British Council Germany

Janine Robb

Executive Director Health & Wellness Centre, Student Life - University of Toronto

Dana Carsley

Associate Director, Student Wellness Hub - McGill University

Mark Sheerin

Head of University & School Partnerships Ireland & UK - Guard Me International Insurance

Rupamanjari Ghosh

Vice-Chancellor - Shiv Nadar University

Pankaj Pankaj

Professor of Computational Biomechanics - University of Edinburgh

Kumar G Naik

Principal Secretary Higher Education - Govt. of Karnataka

Janaka Pushpanathan

Director, South India - British Council

Charley Robinson

Head of International Recruitment & Global Opportunities - Goldsmiths University of London

Erez Van Ham

Director of Strategic Partnerships - ApplyBoard

Martin Maule

Senior International Marketing Manager - University of Leeds

Ciara Newby

Student Recruitment Manager - University of Bath

Kalyani Unkule

Associate Professor, JGLS and Director & Head of the Office of Alumni Relations - Jindal Global University

Gargee Mitra

Head - Symbiosis Schools Central Directorate

Dan Herman

Senior International officer - University of Manchester

Catherine Brewis

Global Account Manager - British Council Exams

Jenna Hartsell

Education Manager - British Council USA

Martin Lowder

Head of Client Relations, UK Awarding Bodies _ British Council

Chris Chang

PVC Global Engagement & Education Partnerships - University of Portsmouth

Paula Sanderson

Operating Officer - Queen Mary University of London

Ego Lau

General Manager - Carat Hong Kong

David Maynard

Director English and Education - British Council Bangladesh

Jacqueline Xu

Senior Project Manager - The Shape Creative

Christian Duncumb

Director - British Council Russia

Awais Ahmad

Adviser Admin and Coordination - Higher Education Commission Pakistan

Kithsiri Edirisinghe

CEO/Director Academics - International Institute of Health Sciences (IIHS)

Harish Lokhun

Regional Manager - University of Edinburgh

Uraiwan Samolee

Head of Education Services - British Council Thailand

Jennifer Wilkinson

Director of Student Recruitment & Business Development - London Metropolitan University

Ariya Banomyong

Transformational, CEO & Founder (former Managing Director at Line Thailand and Country Head at Google Thailand)

Colin Grant

VP International - Queen Mary University of London


Director Education - British Council Pakistan

Tomi Soyinka

Director, Higher Education, Skills and Enterprise - British Council Nigeria

nigel bellingham

Country Director - British Council Romania

Brenda McMahon

Director, International Education Services - British Council

Nataliya Khrushch

Assistant Consultant, International Education Services - British Council UK

Fraser Deas

Head of Education Services (China), International Education Services - British Council

Pantelitsa Michael

Business Development Manager, International Education Services - British Council Cyprus

Christine Lee

Fairs and events Manager, International Education Services - British Council UK

Claire Farnsworth

Consultant (Business Development), International Education Services - British Council UK

Stephen Williams

Director, NTU Global - Nottingham Trent University

Lyubov Kostova

Country Director - British Council Bulgaria

Kevin Van-Cauter

Higher Education Advisor - British Council

Ivana Radonova

State Expert, Higher Education Directorate - Ministry of Education and Science

Graeme Tong

Senior Regional Manager - University of Middlesex

Erato Ioannou

Higher Administrative Officer - CYQAA

Anny Gao

Assistant Consultant, International Education Services - British Council UK

Maria Tsakali

Head of Education - British Council Greece

Susan Beardwood

Assistant Consultant International Education Services - British Council UK

Giovanni Arcuri

Course Lecturer; Associate Director of Hub Services, Student Wellness Hub - McGill University

Sue Hopkinson

Head of International Marketing and Recruitment - University of Kent

Vera Romano

Director of the Student Wellness Hub - McGill University

Tim Steele

Pro Vice Chancellor - Global Opportunities - University of Wolverhampton

Vanessa Potter

Global Vice-President/Director of Communications and External relations - University of Essex

Malcolm Press

Vice-Chancellor - Manchester Metropolitan University

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