Meet the team

English UK has two main customer-facing departments. The International team organises StudyWorld, fairs, inward missions, scoping visits, the partner agency scheme and most marketing.

To contact a member of our team, use this email format:


Sarah Cooper Chief Executive designate

Sarah Cooper, Chief Executive

Sarah runs English UK and is responsible to the Board for our strategy, policy, and general management.

She joined us from South Thames College in London in August 2016 where she was the dean of management and professional studies, international English. read more +

Huan Japes

Huan Japes, Deputy Chief Executive - Professional Services

Huan runs our Professional Services team, which leads on quality assurance and professional development for our members and the wider ELT sector. He co-ordinates annual conferences and training days, and oversees the Accreditation Consultancy Service... read more +

Annie Wright

Annie Wright, Deputy Chief Executive - Business Services

Annie runs our International team, which is responsible for StudyWorld London, the English UK fairs, inward and outward missions, and market scoping, as well as marketing communications and brand management. The team also looks after the Partner Agency Scheme... read more +

Paddy Zervudachi Finance Manager

Paddy Zervudachi, Deputy Chief Executive - Finance & Operations

Paddy runs our Finance and Operations team, which is responsible for accounts, IT, human resources and facilities management. He leads on for the association's financial reporting and strategic planning, legal practice and corporate governance. read more +

Jodie Gray Head of Market Development

Jodie Gray, Head of Market Development

Jodie is responsible for improving opportunities for English UK members in new and existing markets. She plans and builds new marketing initiatives, establishing and maintaining relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and partners.

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Siobhan Baccas

Siobhán Baccas, International Manager

Siobhan runs StudyWorld London, our world-famous annual student recruitment event. She plans the event and publicises the event, and looks after agents and exhibitors, administration and marketing communications with support from Louise Gow... read more +

Nuria Felip Puignou

Nuria Felip Puignou, Finance Manager

Nuria is responsible for our finances, maintaining our financial records and liaising with our external accountant and our auditors... read more +

Alice Marcolin

Alice Marcolin, Membership Manager

(currently on maternity leave)

As membership manager since August 2011, Alice is well-known to our member centres. Her job includes managing, developing and maintaining member centre and corporate member records, ensuring they receive an efficient service and make the most of their benefits... read more +

Naadiya Rawat

Naadiya Rawat, Public Affairs, Policy & Research Manager

Naadiya is our visa expert. She supports members with queries and liaises with UK Visas & Immigration, but also helps implement English UK's public affairs strategy and... read more +

Roz Rozidor

Roz Rozidor, International Manager

Roz is probably the best-known member of our staff, because she spent several years as our Membership Manager before moving to the international team in 2011, and so is a familiar face to both members and agents... read more +

Sarah Wang

Sarah Wang, International Manager

Sarah has a combined role as a member of the International Team and manager of special interest groups Business English UK, Young Learners English UK and English UK South West. This, and her excellent knowledge of the Chinese market, have made her the second-best travelled member of staff... read more +

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Tom Weatherley, Professional Services Manager

Tom supports Huan in planning and running the full range of our training events, including conferences, specialist day-long training sessions and our branded qualifications. He is also increasingly well-known as the photographer at many of our official events... read more +

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Louise Gow, Marketing & Events Officer

Louise supports Siobhán in the organisation of StudyWorld London, our world-famous annual student recruitment event. She is the key event contact for educators, project manages the StudyWorld Fam trips and publicises StudyWorld at events all over the world... read more +

Beth Okona Mensah

Beth Okona-Mensah, Training Manager

Beth is responsible for the day-to-day management of English UK's extensive range of specialist training events and courses, as well as supporting Huan and Tom in the organisation of our annual conferences, including those for teachers, managers and marketers... read more +

Helen Schnieke Kind

Helen Kind, Communications Manager

Helen is responsible for managing the full range of communications across the association. She manages English UK's digital presence and marketing collateral, including producing and subediting copy, inhouse design, working with creative agencies and developing strategy... read more +

Susan Young

Susan Young, Communications Consultant

Susan writes anything that needs writing for English UK, ranging from marketing materials, newsletter stories and the website through press releases and news to student profiles and event reports... read more +

Katarina Kopcova Market Development Assistant

Katarina Kopcova, Market Development Assistant

Katarina is currently doing her internship at English UK, joining the International team in February 2017. She is helping to organise the English UK fairs and inward and outward missions. Katarina also helps the wider team across other projects.... read more +

Nikolett Nedelcu Marketing and Communications Assistant

Nikolett Nedelcu, Marketing and Communications Assistant

Nikolett joined the International team in February 2017. Working with the Marketing and Communications Officer, she supports communications activities across the organisation, from print to digital from UK to overseas events...  read more +

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Aisha Clarke-Noble, Office Manager

Aisha keeps the office running smoothly and is responsible for protecting our staff, data and computers. She is responsible for data protection, health and safety and HR, initiating and implementing policies and procedures... read more +