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Meet The Team

Rory 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 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, 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, 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.
Matt 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.
Charlotte Conway, Programme Manager cconway@bucksmore.com

Before joining the head office team, Charlotte worked at five different Bucksmore summer schools, with experience in a number of roles including Counsellor, Director of Studies and Assistant Course Director. Charlotte's role focuses on ensuring Bucksmore Education's high-quality standards are met throughout the summer.
David 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.
David Juhasz, Academic Manager djuhasz@bucksmore.com

David joined us in 2018. He has experience in teaching, teacher training, examining, publishing, and academic research in various settings. Before joining Bucksmore, he developed, managed, and delivered CELTA teacher training courses. David holds various degrees in Humanities and Linguistics and will soon finish a PhD in Applied Linguistics.
Ellie Abbott, Closed Groups Coordinator eabbott@bucksmore.com

Ellie joined Bucksmore in May 2018. Prior to joining Bucksmore Ellie lived in Vietnam for 3 years, initially as an EFL teacher and then progressing into curriculum design, teacher management, and summer programme coordinating. Ellie is responsible for planning, organising, and overseeing bespoke courses for closed groups, mostly in Cambridge and Oxford Colleges.
Tom Barber, Course Consultant tbarber@bucksmore.com

Tom graduated from Durham University with a degree in English Literature, and looks after all bookings and enquiries for students from Russia & CIS, Africa, North America and Eastern Europe.
Hatty Reilly, Course Consultant hreilly@bucksmore.com

Hatty has worked as both an Activity Leader and Activity Manager across three summers with Bucksmore, and joined the head office team in October 2018. Hatty graduated from the University of Southampton in Geography with Oceanography and is now the main point of contact for all bookings and enquiries from Asia, Turkey and Central and Northern Europe.
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.

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