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Meet the Leadership Team

Mike Summerfield

Mike Summerfield

Managing Director
Mike Summerfield

Mike Summerfield

Managing Director
Mike began working with international students in 2008 whilst at University. After graduating he taught English in South Korea for two and half years before returning to the UK. Since then he has worked across several departments in different UK schools, contributing to the successful overall running of both adult and junior English courses. At English Path, Mike is responsible for the overall success of the English school focusing especially on student services, operations, sales and administration.
Mary Ellen Wright

Mary Ellen Wright

Head of Academics
Mary Ellen Wright

Mary Ellen Wright

Head of Academics
Mary Ellen Wright is the Head of Academics of English Path. Mary-Ellen has been working in the ELT industry since doing her CELTA in 2009, teaching English in Sicily, Spain Australia. She has BA in Modern Languages from the University of Swansea and also holds a DELTA awarded by Cambridge Assessment. She speaks both Italian and Spanish, and she is fascinated by language in general and how it is learned. She is committed to helping students on their English language journeys as well as the continued development of the school, the teachers and herself.
Kathleen Law

Kathleen Law

Head of Admissions
Kathleen Law

Kathleen Law

Head of Admissions
Kathleen has previously worked as Senior Membership Services Officer at the prestigious Hong Kong Jockey Club. She speaks Cantonese, Mandarin, English and Korean. She loves learning foreign languages to expand her understanding of the world around us. She is committed to welcoming students and helping students to achieve a better study experience.
Romina Borderas

Romina Borderas

Head of Young Learners
Romina Borderas

Romina Borderas

Head of Young Learners
Romina Borderas is Head of Young Learners at English Path. Romina is an advocate for Education and has a bachelor’s degree in Education and CELTA certificate. She has worked within the International Language Learning field for the past 12 years. Working directly with students, directing summer campuses for young learners, as well as all year-round courses for adult students. She loves traveling and is passionate about learning about other cultures. She has lived in Spain, The Netherlands, Sweden, but now calls UK her home.’
Sian Matos

Sian Matos

Head of Operations UK
Sian Matos

Sian Matos

Head of Operations UK
Siân has been working in international education for over 20 years, starting her career teaching English in Portugal before returning to the UK. Since then, she has worked in several London based language schools in a variety of different roles including Social Programme organiser and most recently Principal. She speaks Portuguese and a smattering of Spanish and French. Siân believes that the study abroad experience is a life changing one and feels privileged to be able to bring so many diverse cultures together through the programmes that we offer at English Path.
Edgar Vallois

Edgar Vallois

Head of Sales
Edgar Vallois

Edgar Vallois

Head of Sales
I am passionate about languages. Born and raised between two cultures and countries I grew up with French & German at home. Love taught me Spanish. I then learned English spending my summers in Northern California for a decade. Graduated from University with a degree in Translation and Interpretation and a Master degree in European Law. A decade ago, I started my career in the international education industry and still very happy to be able to do what I love most: give people the opportunity to learn a language, explore the world and hopefully make it a better place! At English Path I am looking after the business development of the Latin American region.
Holly Morgan

Holly Morgan

Academic Coordinator - London
Holly Morgan

Holly Morgan

Academic Coordinator - London
Holly Morgan is the Academic Coordinator at English Path and has been working and teaching in the ELT industry since 2014. She has worked in Spain, Japan and the UK and holds a BSc in English Language and a DELTA certificate from Cambridge Assessment. She has taught a variety of levels and ages but is particularly interested in Business English and Teacher Development. She wants to ensure that all students at English Path have a great experience and leave feeling more confident in their English skills.
Shadi Alshomali

Shadi Alshomali

Regional Manager - MENA
Shadi Alshomali

Shadi Alshomali

Regional Manager - MENA
Shadi Alshomali is the Business Development Manager at English Path, he has worked with several agencies and schools, starting as a counsellor back in 2007 and then from 2014 with Education providers. He spent many years in GCC countries especially Saudi Arabia. Shadi has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and is a sales professional at heart. He is from Jordan and looks after the MENA region.
Tomas Murphy

Tomas Murphy

Academic Coordinator - Canary Wharf
Tomas Murphy

Tomas Murphy

Academic Coordinator - Canary Wharf
Tom Murphy is an Academic Coordinator at English Path. He has been working in the ELT industry since 2012, with his first job as an English Language Teacher in Santiago, Chile. Over the years he has continued to develop significant experience as a teacher and prides himself on delivering well-planned, engaging, and informative lessons to his students. As well as teaching a range of classes and levels at English Path, Tom also assists with the academic management of the school and is always happy to chat with students about their progress and life in general!
Christine Jiang

Christine Jiang

Business Development Manager - China
Christine Jiang

Christine Jiang

Business Development Manager - China
Christine has been working in the international education industry for over 10 years and was a school representative with education groups for US and UK programs. Her rich experience in dealing with international students and providing the most suitable study plans will help you achieve your future goal.
Nadia Aleo

Nadia Aleo

Student Services Officer - London
Nadia Aleo

Nadia Aleo

Student Services Officer - London
Nadia has previously lived in Shanghai, China as an international student. She speaks Italian, English and Mandarin. She loves learning about different cultures through their languages as well as sharing her own cultural heritage. She hopes to use her experience as an international student as a way to help students feel more welcome in the new environment.
Hesna Düzgeç

Hesna Düzgeç

Senior Business Development Manager - Turkey and Azerbaijan
Hesna Düzgeç

Hesna Düzgeç

Senior Business Development Manager - Turkey and Azerbaijan
Hesna has been working in the ESL industry for over 10 years and speaks English as well as her mother tongue, Turkish. She started as an education counsellor and has worked with several agencies and schools over the years. Hesna also attended various courses in London and Miami experiencing what it is like to be an international student. She enjoys the opportunity to helping to shape students’ education and future, understanding their needs at every step.
Michael Doody

Michael Doody

Student Services Officer - Leeds
Michael Doody

Michael Doody

Student Services Officer - Leeds
Michael is the Student Services Officer in the beautiful city of Leeds. He has worked with international students for the past 10 years in a variety of roles including social activities, teaching English as a Foreign Language and sales. He really enjoys learning about life in other countries and finding out interesting facts from students about where they are from. Outside of the school he enjoys cooking and watching sport wherever possible – Manchester United is his favourite team!
Kate Stoliarova

Kate Stoliarova

Academic Coordinator - Birmingham
Kate Stoliarova

Kate Stoliarova

Academic Coordinator - Birmingham
Ekaterina Stoliarova is the Academic Coordinator at English Path Birmingham and has been working and teaching in the ELT industry since 2010. She has MA in Applied Linguistics, MA in Management, CELTA, CAM (Cambridge Advanced Methodology), DELTA module 1 and 2 (currently working on module 3) Diploma from Cambridge Assessment. She has taught a variety of levels and ages but is particularly interested in EAP (English for Academic Purposes) and Teacher Development. Her priority is to make sure that students and teachers are motivated and inspired by the English language.
Ning Thiankaewkittichoke

Ning Thiankaewkittichoke

Business Development Manager - Thailand & SEA
Ning Thiankaewkittichoke

Ning Thiankaewkittichoke

Business Development Manager - Thailand & SEA
Ning has over 10 years’ experience in the education industry, and she used to experience as an international student at an English school in overseas before she started her career in the education industry. So, she understands well what the student's expectations are. Ning also has experience as a student counsellor for many years before she took on the role of a Regional Sales Manager at an international education institute. Needless to say, the education industry holds a special place in her heart. At English Path, Ning will use her knowledge and experience to expand the business into Thailand and South East Asia.
Nadia Mokhovikova

Nadia Mokhovikova

Business Development Manager - Russia & CIS
Nadia Mokhovikova

Nadia Mokhovikova

Business Development Manager - Russia & CIS
Nadia has 3 years of work experience within the International Education Industry. She started as a Customer Care Manager and worked for one of the biggest agencies in Russia and CIS. It gave her the opportunity to travel all over Europe and the UK and to visit 10+ language schools where she was attending classes. Nadia is passionate about traveling and learning languages, that’s why she loves this industry so much. Currently, she is learning Spanish and Bulgarian, and speaks English and Russian.
Ekaterina Naumova

Ekaterina Naumova

Academic Coordinator - Malta
Ekaterina Naumova

Ekaterina Naumova

Academic Coordinator - Malta
Ekaterina Naumova is the Director of Studies at English Path Malta and has been working as a teacher of English as a second language since 1999. She holds a Master’s Degree in Teaching (English and German), CELTA-B and a YLE teaching certificate. She has taught Aviation English, Business English, prepared students for IELTS and Cambridge exams (Flyers, Movers, Key 1) and General English; she has worked with all levels and ages in her career. Now, as a DOS at English Path Malta, my goal is to create a healthy working atmosphere for teachers and to provide the best quality of teaching for our students.
Kathryn Orr

Kathryn Orr

Student Services Officer - Birmingham
Kathryn Orr

Kathryn Orr

Student Services Officer - Birmingham
Kathryn is the Student Services Officer at English Path Birmingham. Raised between Japan and the UK, she loves working in multicultural spaces and learning about different languages and cultures. She has a BA in English and Chinese, and hopes to use her own experience as an international student in China to help students at English Path adjust to their new environment. In her free time, she enjoys reading and cooking – particularly trying new recipes from different cuisines!
Gilberto Alapag

Gilberto Alapag

Sales and Admissions Assistant - Dubai
Gilberto Alapag

Gilberto Alapag

Sales and Admissions Assistant - Dubai
Gilberto is the Sales and Admissions Assistant at English Path Dubai.
He moved to the UAE in 2014 and has been working in the education industry since he started his career in the Middle East.
The UAE is home to over 200 nationalities, and through his work assisting students Gilberto has learned a lot about a wide variety of cultures in this diverse society.
He has developed a passion for travel and loves to expand his knowledge and immerse himself in new cultures.
He currently holds a TESOL certificate and aspires to someday become an EFL teacher.
Allen Lofaro

Allen Lofaro

Associate Director of Operations - Malta
Allen Lofaro

Allen Lofaro

Associate Director of Operations - Malta
Allen’s career began in the year 2000 in the hospitality industry from where he was selected to form part of a team, to establish an International English Language School, a new and diverse venture, within the organisation. Initially, a Customer Service Representative for the school he became active in administration and marketing, eventually securing the position of Assistant Manager. After graduating from The University of Malta he was promoted to General Manager and the school continued to evolve under his leadership. Allen is now The Centre Manager/Operations Manager for English Path Malta.
Gareth Smith

Gareth Smith

Centre Manager - Dubai
Gareth Smith

Gareth Smith

Centre Manager - Dubai
Gareth Smith is the Centre Manager for English Path Dubai. He has over 11 years of experience as an English language teacher and academic manager. Having travelled and worked in East Asia, South America and the Middle East, he has a lot of experience working with different cultures and supporting students from around the world. For the past 7 years, he has been living and working in Dubai giving him an in-depth understanding of the local culture and knowledge of some of the best experiences that are on offer.
In his free time, he enjoys competing in local triathlons, visiting many of Dubai's beautiful beaches and restaurants as well as adventuring around the UAE.
Erica Pereira

Erica Pereira

Business Development Manager - Brazil & Latin America
Erica Pereira

Erica Pereira

Business Development Manager - Brazil & Latin America
Erica has worked in the international education industry since 2015 and held sales and marketing roles for a language provider.
Having studied English in England and South Africa, and Spanish in Chile, she is passionate about the opportunities that spending time overseas learning new cultures and meeting different people.
When she is not working and spending time with her son and dog, she enjoys going to the gym, watching series, and also participating in a social program that helps and provide food for homeless in her city.
Maria Rukover

Maria Rukover

Student Services Officer - Malta
Maria Rukover

Maria Rukover

Student Services Officer - Malta
Maria is the Student Services and Accommodation Officer at English Path Malta. Raised bilingual, she has been fascinated with foreign languages and cultures from an early age. As an avid traveller she speaks five languages and has lived in Germany, the UK, and France before moving to Malta. Maria began working with international students in 2014 and understands first-hand the struggle – and the opportunities! – of multinational environments. She loves working directly with students, making sure they adapt to their new surroundings, and helping them create lifelong memories abroad.
Jose Russoniello

Jose Russoniello

Regional Manager Europe
Jose Russoniello

Jose Russoniello

Regional Manager Europe
Jose (Joey) began working with international students in 2002 whilst working at university. After living, working and graduating in the USA for 7 years, he moved to the UK to continue his career in Education Management. Since then, he has worked in several departments and different schools offering Language and Test Prep programmes, Teacher Training, University Pathways and Young Learners, both online and face to face. At English Path, Joey is responsible for developing and nurturing programmes in Higher Education and Languages.
Mehtap Kirac

Mehtap Kirac

Academic Coordinator - Manchester
Mehtap Kirac

Mehtap Kirac

Academic Coordinator - Manchester
Mehtap Kirac is the Academic Coordinator at English Path Manchester and has been working and teaching in the ELT industry since 2008. She holds a DELTA certificate from Cambridge Assessment and has been involved in teacher development since 2018. She has taught a variety of levels over the course of her career and is especially interested in teaching IELTS. She wants to ensure that all students at English Path Manchester have a great learning experience and are able to achieve their language goals.
Alexander (Alex) Rodgers

Alexander (Alex) Rodgers

Student Services Assistant - London & Canary Wharf
Alexander (Alex) Rodgers

Alexander (Alex) Rodgers

Student Services Assistant - London & Canary Wharf
Alex grew up in multicultural London, and in 2021 graduated with a BA in English with Creative Writing. He works closely with the students at English Path's London campuses, and aims to ensure the wellbeing and comfort of all students during their course. He aspires to combine his creative background and interpersonal skills to become an EFL teacher.
Abbie Lewis

Abbie Lewis

Student Services Officer - Manchester
Abbie Lewis

Abbie Lewis

Student Services Officer - Manchester
Abbie has taught English in China and Taiwan, and loves working in multicultural spaces and learning about different languages and cultures. She has a BA in Chinese Studies and French, and hopes to use her own experience as an international student in China to help students at English Path settle into their new environment. In her free time, she enjoys a good conversation and food from a variety of cultures.
Dorian Grey

Dorian Grey

Assistant Admissions Manager - Canary Wharf
Dorian Grey

Dorian Grey

Assistant Admissions Manager - Canary Wharf
In 2008, shortly after graduating from University, Dorian taught children at a public school for four months in China. He earned his CELTA in 2010, and in 2011 he spent almost two years teaching young learners English in Kumamoto, Kyushu, Japan. He continued working in the ELT sector after moving back to the UK, but put more of an emphasis on business operations. He really loves meeting so many unique people from all around the world and discovering new cultures!
Manuel Olaguibel

Manuel Olaguibel

Business Development Manager - Mexico & Central America
Manuel Olaguibel

Manuel Olaguibel

Business Development Manager - Mexico & Central America
I have 15 years of experience in the international education industry working with English schools, higher education institutions, agencies, and platforms to help agencies to recruit students, and as like many of my colleagues, I came to this industry by chance but stayed for love. Thanks to my work I have had the opportunity to accompany groups of children and young people abroad and I have had the fortune to travel to different countries around the world. I love being able to listen and advise students to achieve their personal and professional goals abroad.
Laura Fantinello

Laura Fantinello

Business Development Manager - Italy
Laura Fantinello

Laura Fantinello

Business Development Manager - Italy
Laura Fantinello is the Business Development Manager for Italy and has been working in the Education industry since 2008. Laura moved to the UK in 1998 and was a student herself until she completed her IELTS exam and continued to graduate in International Relations. After volunteering and travelling abroad Laura felt that working in the education industry was a wonderful way to encourage other aspiring students to explore languages, cultures and the world and also expand their personal growth through new skills they wouldn’t acquire in their own country.
Samantha Chavez

Samantha Chavez

Student Services Assistant - Dubai
Samantha Chavez

Samantha Chavez

Student Services Assistant - Dubai
Originally from Ecuador, Sammy came to Dubai at the beginning of 2022 to study English in a foreign country. She initially started as an intern assisting the Dubai staff and students with their concerns and wellbeing. As a Spanish speaker she has been able to assist a lot of students, of course, many of those being from Latin America. Sammy found it fascinating to learn about other cultures and languages through meeting a diverse variety of people, which has allowed her to gain a richer perspective on the world and that has certainly complemented her skills in her role. She enjoys spending her free time visiting the lovely beaches in Dubai, trying different cuisines, dancing and knitting.
Greg Nowak

Greg Nowak

Executive Manager
Greg Nowak

Greg Nowak

Executive Manager
Greg joined English Path in 2021, following over 20 years in a variety of different roles in the EFL industry in Poland and the UK. He holds a master’s degree in English Philology and QTS. Greg is fully committed to his development in the areas of English language teaching and learning. Currently, he is developing a Partnership Network for Corporate English Training. He works on the best solutions for employees to achieve measurable progress in both the English language and soft skills. Greg likes to surround himself with people, learn from their experiences and be inspired by their actions. He believes that diligence combined with communication skills is the key to positive relationships and professional success.
Bea Ramos

Bea Ramos

Student Services Assistant - Leeds
Bea Ramos

Bea Ramos

Student Services Assistant - Leeds
Bea is a part of the Student Services team at English Path Leeds.
She has recently graduated university with a BA in English Language, Linguistics & TESOL and now works to help students to adapt to life in the UK. Bea is a multilingual herself as she was born and raised in Portugal and has always been intrigued by languages. She aims to continue working with individuals of all backgrounds to expand their horizon and her own.
Makoto Hashimoto

Makoto Hashimoto

Student Support Assistant- Dubai
Makoto Hashimoto

Makoto Hashimoto

Student Support Assistant- Dubai
Hi I’m Makoto Hashimoto from Saitama, Japan. I like to play football, I’m pretty keen on cooking and I often go to the beach with my friends to hang out. I decided to come to EP Dubai because I think it’s a good place to meet new people from all over the world and also because I knew I could improve my English here. Moreover, I like to join in with the social programme activities, especially the Desert Safari because you can experience Dubai on another level. I can definitely recommend English Path Dubai to you because I have had so many amazing and unforgettable experiences here. Now that I am part of the EP Team, I am more than glad to help you and all of the students that are joining us.

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