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Meet the Leadership Team

Mike Summerfield

Mike Summerfield

Head of Operations
Mike Summerfield

Mike Summerfield

Head of Operations
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

Student Services Manager - Canary Wharf
Kathleen Law

Kathleen Law

Student Services Manager - Canary Wharf
Kathleen is the Student Services Officer at London Canary Wharf Campus of English Path. 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

Business Development Manager - Europe
Sian Matos

Sian Matos

Business Development Manager - Europe
Siân is the Business Development Manager for Europe at English Path. She 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

Regional Manager - Brazil & Latin America
Edgar Vallois

Edgar Vallois

Regional Manager - Brazil & Latin America
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

Business Development Manager - MENA
Shadi Alshomali

Shadi Alshomali

Business Development 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!
Lulu Chang

Lulu Chang

Business Development Manager - Asia
Lulu Chang

Lulu Chang

Business Development Manager - Asia
Lulu (Shao-Jen) spent many years in the US and has a deep understanding of international students' needs from personal experience. After relocating to Taiwan, she joined the education industry in 2014 as a counselor, and later transitioned to act as student recruitment manager for institutions. Lulu sees international education as a transformative experience, inspiring creativity, openness and compassion, that shapes students into future global citizens. At English Path, Lulu will work to connect students in Asia with programmes that are conducive to achieving their personal and professional goals.
Nadia Aleo

Nadia Aleo

Student Services Assistant - London
Nadia Aleo

Nadia Aleo

Student Services Assistant - 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

Business Development Manager - Turkey and Azerbaijan
Hesna Düzgeç

Hesna Düzgeç

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.
Irina Kalyanova

Irina Kalyanova

Business Development Manager - Russia and CIS countries
Irina Kalyanova

Irina Kalyanova

Business Development Manager - Russia and CIS countries
Irina has 10 years’ experience in international education working as an agent and as a language school representative. Since 2010 Irina have been helping students enter schools all over the world and sending people abroad to learn foreign languages for work and communication under different language programs. Being a student she was on language courses in UK and USA and after that she gained the Master Degree in Linguistic. Irina speaks English and German. She loves to learn foreign languages to be more professional in the sphere of education in order to help her students choose the correct program and inform them about all admission possess which helps them to feel more confident as a new student.
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.
Kathleen Smith

Kathleen Smith

Student Services Officer - Manchester
Kathleen Smith

Kathleen Smith

Student Services Officer - Manchester
Kathleen Smith is the Student Services Officer at English Path’s Manchester campus. She comes from a teaching background, having taught English and Geography in South Korea, Italy and the UK. As a travel and culture fanatic, she’s an avid language learner and when she’s not working, she can be found enjoying the wonderful city of Manchester.
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.
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

Operations Manager - Malta
Allen Lofaro

Allen Lofaro

Operations Manager - 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

International Product Manager - London
Jose Russoniello

Jose Russoniello

International Product Manager - London
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.

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English Path is a dynamic and exciting place to work. We are a growing organisation and constantly seeking experienced and talented industry professionals to help strengthen our team. Part of the GBS group, in total we have approximately 300 staff and counting. We aim to recruit the highest calibre of staff who are passionate about our school values.
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