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Meet the Leadership Team

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.

Mike Summerfield

Head of Operations
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.

Mary Ellen Wright

Head of Academics
Roberta Cioffi is the Operations Executive at English Path. Roberta has more than 5 years’ experience in the English Schools industry as a Sales and Student Recruitment representative. She has a Master’s degree in Philosophy and she attended an English Intensive Course herself back in 2015. She speaks Italian and Hungarian, and she has been fascinated by the English language and culture since she was just a teenager. Her main goal at English Path is to help the students with choosing which learning path suits them best.

Roberta Cioffi

Operations Executive
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.

Kathleen Law

Student Services Manager
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

Edgar Vallois

Business Development Manager - Latin America
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.

Holly Morgan

Academic Coordinator
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.

Sian Matos

Business Development Manager - Europe
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. 

Shadi Alshomali

Business Development Manager - MENA  
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. 

Nadia Aleo

Student Services Assistant
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!

Tom Murphy

Academic Coordinator
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.

Lulu Chang

Business Development Manager - Asia
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.’

Romina Borderas

Head of Young Learners
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.

Hesna Düzgeç

Business Development Manager  - Turkey and Azerbaijan 
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.

Irina Kalyanova 

Business Development Manager - Russia and CIS countries
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!

Michael Doody

Student Services Officer

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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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