Welcome to new main board members
30 June 2016

We are pleased to welcome five new member representatives to the English UK Main Board.

The main board has 12 seats including a chair and vice-chair. Members serve for a maximum of three years, and a rotation system retires at least one-third of the serving members each year. Elections take place at the Annual General Meeting, held in May each year.

Welcome to our new main board members

Jane Dancaster Jane Dancaster is the principal and managing director of Wimbledon School of English and has been in ELT first as a teacher, then a manager, since 1983. She has been a director of English UK since it was formed in 2004, and was a member of Arels General Council before that.

Etchells Sarah

Sarah Etchells taught in Greece for five years before setting up her own summer language school for children and teenagers, English Country Schools. She is the joint chair of Young Learners English UK and has special responsibility for welfare.

Nigel Paramor Nigel Paramor has worked with international students for nearly 30 years, including stints in Hong Kong and in senior management positions in three different further education colleges. He has been the principal of English in Chester since 2007.

Rendell Mark  Mark Rendell is the principal of St Giles International London Central. Previously, he was deputy chief executive at English UK and worked in TEFL in Poland, Saudi Arabia and China. He is currently the vice chair of English UK London and has an MSc in ELT Management.

Simpson Richard Richard Simpson is director of the University of Sheffield English Language Teaching Centre (ELTC), where he has worked for over 20 years. Previously he studied and worked at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne's Language Centre after returning from teaching in the private sector in Japan and Italy.


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