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Matt Tighe - Managing DirectorRory Wilkinson, Chairman rory@bucksmore.com

Rory became Managing Director of Buckswood Summer Programmes in 2007 and oversaw the growth of the company from two small summer centres into Bucksmore as it is today. In 2014, he handed over the day to day management of the company to Matt Tighe. Rory and Matt are responsible for the values, direction, and vision of the company.
Matt Tighe - Managing DirectorMatt Tighe, Managing Director matt@bucksmore.com

Matt arrived at Bucksmore in 2010. He is a graduate of Magdalene College, Cambridge University where he studied English Literature and the Management Studies Tripos. He is responsible for the day-to-day running of Bucksmore before, during and after the summer.
Peter Grieve - Operations ManagerPeter Grieve, Operations Manager peter@bucksmore.com

Peter started working for Bucksmore in 2013 as an Activity Leader and was also the Activity Manager of our King Edward’s School centre. He graduated in Chinese and Business Management and spent a year in China as a student at Nanjing University in order to perfect his language skills. Peter speaks Chinese and French and is responsible for the operation of all our summer centres, ensuring the excellent quality and smooth running of all our programmes.
Matt Doherty - Academic ManagerMatt Doherty, Academic Manager mdoherty@bucksmore.com

Matt has five years worth of teaching experience at summer camps, and has been teaching full-time since 2012. Matt designs and oversees the academic content for all Bucksmore courses. Originally from Northern Ireland, Matt spent a year and a half teaching in the Czech Republic, in between working two summers at Bucksmore.
Nicola Quiggin, Programme Manager nicola@bucksmore.com

Nicola is a CELTA qualified English teacher with teaching experience in Spain, Vietnam, Czech Republic and the UK, as well as two summers working as a Counsellor at Plumpton College before joining the head office operations team. Nicola's role focuses on ensuring Bucksmore Education's high-quality standards are met throughout the summer.
Julian Keith - Homelingua Company ManagerJulian Keith, Homelingua Company Manager julian@homelingua.com

Julian joined the Homelingua team in May 2015 having spent 10 years living and teaching in Indonesia, originally as a teacher before progressing to centre manager. Julian speaks Indonesian, French and very good English! Hailing from Newcastle, he has lived all over the country and studied at the University of Brighton.
Ellie Twigger - Homelingua Course ConsultantEllie Twigger, Homelingua Course Consultant ellie@homelingua.com

Having previously worked for the Oxford International Education Group at both UIC Greenwich and UIC Horsham, Ellie joined the Bucksmore Homelingua team in March 2015. Ellie graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in English & Drama. Ellie is the first point of contact for bookings and enquiries for home tuition.
Michelle Wang - Director of Chinese BusinessMichelle Caiyu Wang, Director of Chinese Business michelle@bucksmore.com

Michelle has been with Bucksmore since 2009 and has over 15 years experience of arranging summer programmes in the UK for Chinese students. Michelle is a Chinese national, living in London since 1998. She holds a MBA-degree and she has overall responsibility for all Chinese business at Bucksmore.

Although the Head Office team are working on Bucksmore all year, we couldn’t run such successful programmes without the fantastic centre staff we employ in the summer. Every year we have a high percentage of returning staff who are essential to running a fantastic summer school.