About Us


The BESA secretariat is a small, dedicated team that works hard to find channels to market for education suppliers – both in the UK and Internationally – and to ensure the voice of the sector is heard.

Caroline Wright
Director General
Patrick Hayes
William Prieto-Parra
Head of Events - UK and International
Mark Rosser
Communications and Website Manager
Nina Iles
Head of EdTech
Ankita Patel
Financial Controller
Abi Ross-Jackson
Deputy Head of Events
Robert Harries
Membership Coordinator
Yasmin Barnett
Events Manager
Lois Mills
Events Coordinator
Roisin McHugh
Events and Communications Coordinator
Maxine Hoffland
Personal Assistant to the Directors