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Meet The Team

Rory Wilkinson - ChairmanRory 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 overall 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 Education in 2010. He is a graduate of Magdalene College, Cambridge University where he studied English Literature, followed by a year at the Judge Business School studying the Management Studies Tripos. Matt is responsible for all areas of Bucksmore and looks after the direction and growth of the organisation.
Peter Grieve - Operations ManagerPeter Grieve, Commercial Manager peter@bucksmore.com

Peter started working for Bucksmore Education in 2013 and has experience working as an Activity Leader, Activity Manager and Centre Manager. He graduated in Chinese and Business Management and spent a year in China as a student at Nanjing University. Peter looks after the commercial interests of Bucksmore Education, including Homelingua, the Advanced Studies Program and all summer courses.
Matt Doherty - Academic ManagerMatt Doherty, Head of Operations & Academics mdoherty@bucksmore.com

Matt has been teaching full-time since 2012 and has a DELTA qualification. Originally from Northern Ireland, Matt spent a year and a half teaching in the Czech Republic, in between working two summers at Bucksmore. Matt designs and oversees the academic content for all Bucksmore courses, as well as ensuring the smooth operation of the summer schools.
Nicola Quiggin - Programme ManagerNicola Quiggin, Operations 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.
Matt Hurley -  Recruitment ManagerMatt Hurley, Recruitment Manager mhurley@bucksmore.com

Matt first joined the Bucksmore head office team in 2014, and has experience working as a Counsellor, Director of Studies and Centre Manager at various different summer schools. Matt is responsible for the recruitment and support of seasonal staff.
Dave cropped 1David Goodier, Academic Teacher Manager dgoodier@bucksmore.com

David joined Bucksmore in June 2017 after living and teaching in Moscow for five years and managing a school. David is fluent in Russian and has an MA in Applied Linguistics, he is responsible for all academic teacher management and administration along with the CPD teacher professional training and development programme.
Maggie Rogers - Course ConsultantMaggie Rogers, Course Consultant mrogers@bucksmore.com

Having previously worked for Bucksmore in our Summer programmes, Maggie joined the Bucksmore Homelingua team in September 2017. Maggie graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a degree in Event Management. Maggie is the first point of contact for bookings and enquiries for home tuition.
Abby Smith - Course ConsultantAbby Smith, Course Consultant aesmith@bucksmore.com

With previous experience working in customer service and as a Parent & Student Liaison Officer, Abby is now the first point of contact for all enquiries and bookings for Bucksmore Education's international summer courses.
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.