Read more about our history, who we are and how you can join the team
Meet the team
| Rory Wilkinson, Chairman|
firstname.lastname@example.orgRory 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|
email@example.comMatt 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.
|Ben Walker, Operations Director|
firstname.lastname@example.org Ben re-joined Bucksmore in January 2020 as Operations Director after originally being at the company from 2011 to 2016. He has worked in the education sector since 2007; taking on many roles over the years, including positions at summer centres and at head office. Ben is responsible for the operational delivery of all Bucksmore Education programmes, ensuring the quality of programme delivery and the highest levels of student satisfaction.
|Charlotte Conway, Programme Manager|
email@example.comBefore joining the head office team, Charlotte worked at five different Bucksmore summer schools, with experience in several roles including Counsellor, Director of Studies and Assistant Course Director. Charlotte ensures Bucksmore Education meets its high-quality standards throughout the summer.
|Edwina Laycock, Academic Manager|
firstname.lastname@example.org Edwina joined us earlier in 2021.
|Hatty Reilly, Marketing Officer|
email@example.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 all things marketing for Bucksmore!
|Michelle Caiyu Wang, Director of Chinese Business|
firstname.lastname@example.orgMichelle has been with Bucksmore since 2009 and has over 15 years of experience of arranging summer programmes in the UK for Chinese students. Michelle is a Chinese national, living in London since 1998. She holds an MBA-degree, and she has overall responsibility for all Chinese business at Bucksmore.
|Alexandra Hamilton, Groups Business Manager |
email@example.comAlex joined Head Office in April 2019. After graduating from Churchill College, Cambridge University in Chinese Studies, she completed her Masters in Edinburgh University in Chinese culture. During her studies, Alex worked in many roles for Bucksmore’s centres ranging from Activity Leader to Course Director. In Head Office, Alex is responsible for all of Bucksmore’s bespoke courses and ensures the smooth operation of all private groups that come to Bucksmore throughout the year.
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 an excellent summer school.